This Day in Oscar History: December 27 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Sydney Greenstreet (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1892: Albert S. D’Agostino (77 at death)

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

1894: Wesley C. Miller (67 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1901: Marlene Dietrich (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1902: Sam Coslow (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1904: Linwood G. Dunn (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1905: Frank Cavett (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1912: Tim Baar (64 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1948: Gerard Depardieu (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1995: Timothée Chalamet (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Died

1963: Perry Ferguson (62)

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

1968: Nugent Slaughter (80)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Engineering Effects

1973: Al Herman (84)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1974: Sam Comer (81)

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

1981: Hoagy Carmichael (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1988: Hal Ashby (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Editing

1990: Franklin Coen (78)

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

2002: George Roy Hill (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

2003: Alan Bates (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

2010: Grant McCune (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2015: Haskell Wexler (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

Released

1929: Their Own Desire (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Norma Shearer)

1930: The Right to Love (90)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1935: A Tale of Two Cities (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Editing

1940: Flight Command (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1940: The Invisible Woman (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1944: Belle of the Yukon (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Sleighride In July”), Score of a Musical

1958: Auntie Mame (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Rosalind Russell), Supporting Actress (Peggy Cass), Editing, Color Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1961: A Majority of One (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1962: Tlayucan (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1991: Fried Green Tomatoes (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Jessica Tandy), Adapted Screenplay

1995: 12 Monkeys (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Costume Design

2000: Traffic (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 4 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Steven Spielberg), Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro), Adapted Screenplay, Editing     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Steven Soderbergh), Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

2001: Nowhere in Africa (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2013: August: Osage County (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

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