February 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

BAFTA Awards

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

Radio History

Feb 4 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump during the State Of The Union Address

Academy 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

Film & TV History

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


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

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas (1916-2020)

Feb 5 American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), dies at 103

  • Feb 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, dies at 86
  • Feb 7 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), killed in a traffic accident at 91
  • 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 Ben Cooper, American western actor (The Rose Tattoo; Outcast; Arizona Raiders), dies at 86
  • Feb 24 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101