This Day in Oscar History: December 26 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1880: Monckton Hoffe (70 at death)

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

1894: Stephen Dunn (85 at death)

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1899: Irmgard Von Cube (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1914: Richard Widmark (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1919: Ken Higgins (88 at death)

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

1927: Lonne Elder III (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Alan King (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 44th-Co | 1 time

1943: Aggie Guerard Rodgers (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1956: Jon Kilik (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1968: Byron Howard (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1971: Jared Leto (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Tobias N. Siebert (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Died

1948: Frederic Ullman Jr. (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film

1974: Jack Benny (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 16th | 2 times

1977: Howard Hawks (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1986: Elsa Lanchester (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: Gene Callahan (82)

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

2000: Jason Robards (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

2001: Nigel Hawthorne (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

2003: Francis Thompson (95)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

Released

1935: Captain Blood (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Michael Curtiz)

1936: Camille (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Greta Garbo)

1937: You’re a Sweetheart (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1940: The Philadelphia Story (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (James Stewart), Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Cukor), Actor (James Stewart), Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Supporting Actress (Ruth Hussey), Screenplay

1946: The Time, the Place and the Girl (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Gal In Calico”)

1951: The African Queen (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Humphrey Bogart)     Oscar Nominee: Directing (John Huston), Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Screenplay

1955: The Man with the Golden Arm (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Frank Sinatra), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1960: Ballad of a Soldier (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1962: Days of Wine and Roses (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Days Of Wine And Roses”)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Jack Lemmon), Actress (Lee Remick), Original Song (“Days Of Wine And Roses”), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1963: Raven’s End (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1973: The Exorcist (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Friedkin), Actress (Allen Burstyn), Supporting Actor (Jason Miller), Supporting Actress (Linda Blair), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound

1987: Pelle the Conqueror (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Max von Sydow), Foreign Language Film

1997: Afterglow (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Julie Christie)

2001: Gosford Park (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Robert Altman), Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith), Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2001: Monster’s Ball (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Halle Berry)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Halle Berry), Original Screenplay

2008: Revolutionary Road (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

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