Events in Film & Television in 1999

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 24 56th Golden Globes: "Saving Private Ryan", Jim Carrey, and Cate Blanchett win

Actress Cate Blanchett
Actress
Cate Blanchett
Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 31 Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" first airs on Fox

  • Jan 31 15th Sundance Film Festival: "Three Seasons" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 14 30th NAACP Image Awards: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
  • Feb 26 15th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Mar 20 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film "Burn Hollywood Burn" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 21 71st Academy Awards: "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 31 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

  • Apr 11 52nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Shakespeare in Love" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 4 "The Mummy" film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • May 9 45th British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Release

May 19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

  • May 21 All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history
  • May 23 52nd Cannes Film Festival: "Rosetta" directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 2 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 2 "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • Aug 13 32nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Sep 1 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 2 "Being John Malkovich" premieres directed by Spike Jonze, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • Sep 8 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 8 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 10 "Fight Club" film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Sep 12 51st Emmy Awards: The Practice, Ally McBeal, Dennis Franz & Edie Falco win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 22 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 8 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Pierce Brosnan
Actor
Pierce Brosnan
Actor Robert Carlyle
Actor
Robert Carlyle
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 13 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen