September 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

YouTube Fined $170m

Sep 4 YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission

Venice Film Festival

Sep 7 "The Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival

Music History

Sep 9 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform

Film & TV History

Sep 13 US actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal

Toronto Film Festival

Sep 15 "Jojo Rabbit" directed by "Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson wins the top award at the Toronto Film Festival

  • Sep 15 Norman Lear (97) becomes oldest person to win an Emmy Award, in the variety special category for ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family"

Film & TV History

Sep 16 Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole"

  • Sep 20 Batman Day - 80th anniversary of the first Batman comic
  • Sep 22 Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for "Pose"
  • Sep 25 Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reported to have been asked to develop a Star Wars film by the Walt Disney Company

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 9 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer (The Americans), and filmmaker (Pull My Daisy; Candy Mountain), dies at 94
  • Sep 17 Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, dies of with metastatic breast cancer at 75
  • Sep 28 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, dies at 71