February 2015 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 6 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

BAFTA Awards

Feb 8 68th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director

Jon Stewart Leaves The Daily Show

Feb 10 American comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving late-night talk and satirical news program "The Daily Show" at the end of the year

Film & TV History

Feb 20 Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to win a French César Award as Best Supporting Actress for "Clouds of Sils Maria"

  • Feb 21 35th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Saving Christmas" wins worst film

Academy Awards

Feb 22 87th Academy Awards: "Best Picture - "Birdman", Best Director, and Best Screenplay - Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Birdman:"), Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne – ("The Theory of Everything"), Best Actress - Julianne Moore ("Still Alice")


Weddings in Film & TV

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Feb 3 Golden Globe Award actor Johnny Depp (51) weds model Amber Heard (28) at their home in Los Angeles

  • Feb 4 Actress Riley Keough (25) weds stuntman Ben-Smith Petersen in Napa, California

Benedict Cumberbatch

Feb 14 British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (38) weds opera director Sophie Hunter (36) at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Monty Oum, American animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33
  • Feb 2 Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause), dies at 92
  • Feb 3 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), dies at 81
  • Feb 5 Jeffrey Segal, British actor and playwright (Dad's Army, Traitors), dies at 94
  • Feb 7 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 83

Ed SabolEd Sabol (1916-2015)

Feb 9 American filmmaker (NFL Films), dies at 98

  • Feb 11 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), dies after a car crash at 73
  • Feb 11 Roger Hanin, French actor (Navarro), dies at 89
  • Feb 12 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Alan Howard, British actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), dies at 77
  • Feb 14 Pamela Cundell, British stage and screen character actress (Dad's Army - "Mrs. Fox"), dies at 95
  • Feb 21 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), dies at 58 from diabetes complications

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Feb 27 American actor (Star Trek - "Spock"'; Mission Impossible, 1969-71), and director (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Three Men and a Baby), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83