Events in Film & Television in 2014

  • Jan 8 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)

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Jan 12 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

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Jan 12 Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • Jan 12 71st Golden Globes: "12 Years a Slave", Matthew McConaughey, & Cate Blanchett win
  • Jan 16 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film

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Jan 18 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win

  • Jan 26 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
  • Feb 11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Feb 14 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

Actress Ellen Page
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Ellen Page
  • Feb 16 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director

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Feb 17 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon

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Mar 13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

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Mar 17 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler

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Apr 10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

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Apr 28 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 3 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 18 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • May 25 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or

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May 27 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde

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May 30 Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

  • May 31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron

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Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

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Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jul 1 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

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Jul 21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
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Zoe Saldana
  • Jul 22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • Jul 24 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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Aug 25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

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Aug 27 "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)

  • Aug 27 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion

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Sep 18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson

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Nov 10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

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Dec 1 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

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

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Dec 2 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby