February 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Feb 5 Google Vice President Susan Wojcicki is named CEO of YouTube

  • Feb 6 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear

Film & TV History

Feb 6 Jay Leno hosts "The Tonight Show" for the final time (NBC)

  • Feb 11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan

Conference of Interest

Feb 14 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

BAFTA Awards

Feb 16 67th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director

Television Premiere

Feb 17 "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" premieres on NBC

12 Years a Slave

Feb 22 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film & TV History

Feb 26 Seth Rogen testifies about Alzheimer's disease before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services


Deaths in Film & TV

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell (1930-2014)

Feb 1 Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Feb 2 American actor (Capote, Moneyball), dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46

Shirley TempleShirley Temple (1928-2014)

Feb 10 American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

  • Feb 11 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90
  • Feb 12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke; The Waltons), dies at 85
  • Feb 18 Big Daddy V, [Nelson Frazier Jr.] American professional wrestler, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Feb 24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69