February 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
  • Feb 11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page
  • Feb 16 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 17 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon
  • Feb 22 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestMaximilian Schell

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

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

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

Person of interestShirley Temple

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

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Feb 12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)
  • Feb 24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69