Events in Film & Television in 2018

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  • Jan 1 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment
  • Jan 1 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 7 75th Golden Globes: "Ladybird", "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown among the winners, Oprah Winfrey accepts Lifetime award with powerful speech

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey

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Jan 11 YouTube issues sanctions against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted footage of suicide victim's body in Japan in December

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul

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Jan 13 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5m reshoot fee "All the Money in the World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams
  • Jan 29 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles
  • Feb 21 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state

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Feb 27 Barbara Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 4 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand
  • Mar 10 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest
  • Mar 11 Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide
  • Mar 16 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour

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Mar 20 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
  • Mar 21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London
  • Mar 21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”

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Mar 26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Mar 26 "The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

  • Apr 18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
  • Apr 20 Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York
  • Apr 23 Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles

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Apr 26 Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Apr 30 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide

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Apr 30 New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio

  • May 1 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website
  • May 3 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna recieves Dadasaheb Phalke award.

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May 19 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
  • May 19 Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage
  • May 19 Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Cannes Palme d'Or

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May 21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama

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May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

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May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

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May 31 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

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May 31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • Jun 5 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition
  • Jun 5 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna
  • Jun 6 Alice John serving jail for drug offense granted clemency by US President Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case
  • Jun 10 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles
  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

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Jun 22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping