July 10, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Nominations are announced live (8:30 PM PDT)
July 16, 2015
Teen Choice Awards
August 9, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Final round voting begins
August 17, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Final round voting ends
August 28, 2015
MTV: Video Music Awards
August 30, 2015
Venice International Film Festival Begins
September 2, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Creative Arts Awards and Ball
September 12, 2015
ATAS, 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (5:00 PM PDT)
September 20, 2015
New York Film Festival Begins
September 25, 2015
India's 59th National Film Awards: Regional Films Honored as Bollywood's Vidya Balan Wins Best Actress
The government's honors see two regional films sharing best feature nod while Balan's turn as an eighties siren in Bollywood hit "The Dirty Picture" was an expected win.
NEW DELHI – The Indian government's 59th National Film Awards put the spotlight on regional language films with two titles sharing the best feature trophy. Byari, the first film made in the Beary language spoken in coastal Kannada in South India, and Marathi film Deool were honored with the Swarna Kamal alongwith a cash prize of about $ 5,100 (Rupees 250,000). Byari (directed by Suveeram) revolves around the plight of girls being mistreated in a small Muslim community while political drama Deool (directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni) portrays the effects of globalization on India's small towns. Deool also saw a best actor win for Girish Kulkarni while Bollywood star Vidya Balan's turn as an eighties siren in runaway hit The Dirty Picture was an expected best actress nod following her recent honors including the Filmfare awards. Best director went to Gurvinder Singh for Punjabi language drama Anhe Ghorey Da Daan.
I Am directed by Onir – which tackled edgy themes such as homosexuality and the politics of Kashmir among other issues – won best Hindi film and best lyrics (Amitabh Bhattacharya). One of Bollywood's most expensive films, superhero caper RA.One starring Shah Rukh Khan, won best special effects.