August 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Emmy Awards

Aug 25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Film Premiere

Aug 27 "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture, 2015)

  • Aug 27 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Aug 23 Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

  • Aug 31 American model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds American singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Aug 31 American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds American "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), dies at 85

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams (1951-2014)

Aug 11 American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63

  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough (1923-2014)

Aug 24 English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

  • Aug 28 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), dies at 92