This Day in Oscar History: August 27 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Thomas Little (98 at death)

  {21 Noms, 6 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1893: Victor Heerman (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adaptation
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1905: Gordon E. Sawyer (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {16 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, John A. Bonner Medal
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1916: Martha Raye (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1943: Tuesday Weld (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Kirk Francis (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1953: Willy DeVille (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Robert Richardson (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1955: Diana Scarwid (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Sjon Sigurdsson (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1951: J. Arthur Ball (57)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1968: Robert Z. Leonard (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1999: Harold Jack Bloom (75)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

Released

1937: Make a Wish (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1941: Aloma of the South Seas (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Special Effects

1943: Watch on the Rhine (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Paul Lukas)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Paul Lukas), Supporting Actress (Lucile Watson), Screenplay

1943: Holy Matrimony (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1953: Roman Holiday (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Audrey Hepburn), Motion Picture Story, Black-and-White Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actress (Audrey Hepburn), Supporting Actor (Eddie Albert), Screenplay, Motion Picture Story, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Black-and-White Costume Design

1964: Mary Poppins (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {13 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Julie Andrews), Song (“Chim Chim Cher’ee”), Substantially Original Score, Editing, Special Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Robert Stevenson), Actress (Julie Andrews), Adapted Screenplay, Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”), Substantially Original Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects

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