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2018 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
  • May 5 Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Film & TV Awards in 2018

  • Jan 7 75th Golden Globes: "Ladybird", "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown among the winners, Oprah Winfrey accepts Lifetime award with powerful speech
  • Feb 18 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman
  • Feb 25 68th Berlin International Film Festival: Romanian film "Touch Me Not" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 4 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand
  • May 19 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or
  • Aug 8 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars
  • Sep 16 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival
  • Sep 18 70th Emmy Awards: "Games of Thrones". "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Claire Foy, Bill Hader win
  • Dec 1 Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival
  • Dec 7 Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

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