February 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

BAFTA Awards

Feb 10 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Roma" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director, Olivia Coleman, Rami Malek best actors

  • Feb 16 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear

Election of Interest

Feb 18 Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election

  • Feb 18 Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ""There's no way the US can crush us" in interview with BBC, saying his daughter's arrest politically motivated
  • Feb 22 Actor Jussie Smollett suspended from US TV show "Empire" after revealed that actor made false claims about racist and homophobic attack

Academy Awards

Feb 24 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman

  • Feb 25 Influential film review site Rotten Tomatoes implements changes to its site after internet trolls target "Captain Marvel" film

Film Premiere

Feb 27 "Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Film & TV History

Feb 27 Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

Feb 28 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Clive Swift, British stage, wireless, and screen actor (Frenzy; A Passage to India; Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 82

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Feb 7 English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), dies at 82

  • Feb 10 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • Feb 21 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American rock and folk musician and actor (The Monkees), dies from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma at 77
  • Feb 21 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94
  • Feb 23 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), dies at 89
  • Feb 27 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), dies at 80
  • Feb 28 André Previn [Andreas Priwin], German-American conductor (London Symphony, 1968-79; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1975-85), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, dies at 89-ish