January 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Golden Globes

Jan 5 77th Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton

Film & TV History

Jan 13 Queen Elizabeth II issues a statement saying she reluctantly supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wish to live a more independent life

  • Jan 21 Revival of Charles Fuller's stage drama "A Soldier's Play, starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood at the American Airlines Theatre, NYC; run suspended dut to Covid-19 closures, wins 3 Tony Awards

Film & TV History

Jan 23 Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her 25 years ago at his trial in New York


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 20 American former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow (32) weds South African Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (24) in Cape Town, South Africa

Divorces in Film & TV

Divorce of Interest

Jan 20 Australian actor Liam Hemsworth and American singer Miley Cyrus divorce after 1 year of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 8 Edd Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), dies at 87
  • Jan 15 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 75
  • Jan 17 Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), dies at 82
  • Jan 21 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), dies from complications of dementia at 77
  • Jan 28 Marj Dusay [Marjorie Mahoney], American actress (Guiding Light - "Alexandra"; Bret Maverick - "Kate"), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Nicholas Parsons, British presenter, comedian and actor "the ultimate quiz show host", dies at 96