Events in Film & Television in 2010

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Jan 6 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

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Jan 11 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Jan 15 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film

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Jan 17 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock win

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Jan 22 Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • Jan 31 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 11 60th Berlin International Film Festival: "Honey" wins the Golden Bear

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Feb 21 63rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Hurt Locker" Best Film, Kathryn Bigelow Best Director

Director Kathryn Bigelow
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Kathryn Bigelow
  • Feb 26 41st NAACP Image Awards: "Precious" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Mar 3 "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor
Johnny Depp
Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Mar 6 30th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" wins

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Mar 7 82nd Academy Awards: "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

  • Mar 20 56th National Film Awards (India): "Antaheen" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Apr 3 Matt Smith's first appearance as the 11th Doctor in BBC program "Doctor Who" during "The Eleventh Hour" episode
  • Apr 11 "The night of Sora Aoi", Japanese porn actress Sora Aoi joins twitter prompting many Chinese fans to try and circumnavigate Chinese censorship

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Apr 21 "Shrek Forever After" directed by Mike Mitchell with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival


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Apr 24 Christy Turlington’s directorial debut, "No Woman, No Cry", is released in the U.S.

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

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Apr 26 "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

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May 4 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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May 10 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • May 23 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 6 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama

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Jun 12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
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Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jun 20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

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Jun 24 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

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Jul 8 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London

  • Jul 22 43rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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Aug 4 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Aug 29 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • Sep 1 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion

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Sep 6 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • Sep 17 The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.

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Sep 24 "The Social Network" directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake premieres at the New York Film Festival

Actor Andrew Garfield
Actor
Andrew Garfield
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

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Sep 29 Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller become engaged

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • Oct 22 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus

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Nov 10 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken

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Nov 19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide

  • Dec 31 Post-apocalyptic zombie TV series "The Walking Dead" premieres, starring Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal on AMC