Events in Film & Television in 2013

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Jan 10 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 10 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film

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Jan 13 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win

  • Jan 27 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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Feb 1 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara
  • Feb 1 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Feb 10 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

  • Feb 10 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director

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Feb 12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

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Feb 16 Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

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Apr 14 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

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Apr 18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

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Apr 23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams

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Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

  • Apr 30 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
  • May 3 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 12 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 14 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • May 26 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded

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Jun 10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Jul 18 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

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Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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Aug 27 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

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Aug 27 Dove Cameron releases a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron
  • Aug 28 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

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Oct 22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London
  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

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Nov 26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

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Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

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Dec 2 "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

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Dec 14 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

Structural Biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Structural Biologist
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

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Dec 25 "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released