Events in Film & TV on February 22

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1934 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Actor
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actress Claudette Colbert
Actress
Claudette Colbert

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1935 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore
  • 1951 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "All About Eve" Best Film

Film ReleaseThe Bridge on the River Kwai

1958 15th Golden Globes: "The Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness, & Joanne Woodward win
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  • 1978 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)

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1989 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • 1989 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1991 Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
  • 2005 19th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "General Hospital" wins

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2009 81st Academy Awards: "Slumdog Millionaire", Sean Penn & Kate Winslet win

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn

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2009 Heath Ledger posthumously wins Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight"

  • 2014 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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2015 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress