On This Day

Events in Film & Television in May 1975

  • May 4 Italian film "Seven Beauties" directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released - first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award
  • May 14 Cult feminist film "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" written and directed by Chantal Ackerman and starring Delphine Seyrig premieres at Cannes
  • May 17 NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

May 19 27th Emmy Awards: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

  • May 23 28th Cannes Film Festival: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina wins the Palme d'Or