This Day in Oscar History: April 27 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1893: Fritz Maurischat (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1899: Walter Lantz (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1932: Anouk Aimee (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1937: Sandy Dennis (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1942: Vittorio Cecchi Gori (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1945: August Wilson (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1964: Rob Coleman (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1976: Sally Hawkins (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1978: Rachel Morrison (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Died

2018: Paul Junger Witt (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1963: Kenneth Macgowan (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Comedy Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Short Film

1979: Edward R. Robinson (85)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1982: Tom Tully (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1990: Bella Spewack (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1997: Gabriel Figueroa (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

2013: Aida Bortnik (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

Released

1967: Two for the Road (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1969: Isadora (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Vanessa Redgrave)

1975: L’Invitation (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1979: A Little Romance (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Original Score

1995: My Family, Mi Familia (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2012: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2018: Avengers: Infinity War (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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