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February 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 2 73rd British Film awards (BAFTAS): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix best actors

Actress Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
Actor Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 9 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Ivan Král, Czech-American bass player, songwriter, record producer (Patti Smith; Iggy Pop; John Waite), and filmmaker, dies of cancer at 71

Person of interestKirk Douglas

Feb 5 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), dies at 103

  • Feb 7 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), killed in a traffic accident at 91
  • Feb 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, dies at 86
  • Feb 8 Robert Conrad [Conrad R. Falk], American actor (Wild Wild West), dies at 84
  • Feb 10 Claire Bretécher, French cartoonist (Les Frustrés), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), commits suicide at 40
  • Feb 24 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101