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2021 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 15 TV series "WandaVision" starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision debuts on Disney+
  • Feb 28 78th Golden Globes: Best film "Nomadland" (drama), "Borat" (comedy), Best TV series "The Crown", Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins film Best Actor
  • Mar 7 Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex broadcast on CBS, alleges Meaghan was made suicidal and subject to racist treatment by the palace
  • Mar 9 UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health
  • Mar 10 Video gaming platform Roblox goes public on the New York stock exchange, valued at $45 billion
  • Mar 18 US President Joe Biden agrees Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "killer" in ABC News interview. Putin responds "It takes one to know one" a day later.
  • Apr 5 Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • Apr 6 Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian
  • Apr 11 74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held virtually; "Nomadland" best film, Chloé Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards
  • Apr 13 Voice actor Hank Azaria who is white apologizes for voicing Indian character Apu on "The Simpsons" for 30 years
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Film & TV Awards in 2021

  • Feb 28 78th Golden Globes: Best film "Nomadland" (drama), "Borat" (comedy), Best TV series "The Crown", Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins film Best Actor
  • Apr 11 74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held virtually; "Nomadland" best film, Chloé Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards
  • Apr 25 93rd Academy Awards: "Nomadland" wins best film, director (Chloé Zhao), and lead actress (Frances McDormand); Anthony Hopkins best actor
  • May 10 NBC says it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes because of criticism of its lack of diversity [1]
  • Jul 17 73rd Cannes Film Festival: Titane wins Palme d'Or, its director Frenchwoman Julie Ducournau only 2nd woman to win
  • Sep 11 74th Cannes Film Festival: Audrey Diwan's "Happening" (L'Événement) wins the Palme d'Or
  • Sep 19 73rd Emmy Awards: "The Crown" Best Drama, "Ted Lasso" Best Comedy, "Mare of Easttown" Best Limited Series

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 16 Actor Nicholas Cage marries for the fifth time to Riko Shibata at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Jun 29 WWE stars Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins marry
  • Jul 3 American pop singer and TV personality Gwen Stefani (51) weds American country singer and TV personality Blake Shelton (45) at Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

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