May 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 1 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website

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May 3 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

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May 3 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna recieves Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor

Music releaseMusic Single

May 5 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover

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May 19 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

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May 19 Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • May 19 Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Cannes Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama

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May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

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May 25 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

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May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

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May 31 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 19 American actress Meghan Markle (36) marries Prince Harry (33) at a ceremony in Windsor Castle

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), dies at 46 of complications from diabetes
  • May 1 Sun Yueh, Chinese-born Taiwanese actor (Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing), dies of sepsis at 87
  • May 1 Universo 2000, Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL, AAA, IWRG), dies at 55
  • May 2 Wolfgang Völz, German actor, dies at 87
  • May 2 Wang Danfeng, Chinese actress, dies at 93
  • May 4 Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), dies of brain cancer at 43
  • May 5 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86
  • May 8 Anne V. Coates, British film editor (1962 Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 92
  • May 11 Josh Greenfeld, American author and screenwriter (A Child Called Noah), dies at 90
  • May 24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), dies at 98
  • May 27 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), dies at 98
  • May 28 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), dies from bladder cancer at 77
  • May 28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93