This Day in Oscar History: December 28 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Frank Butler (76 at death)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Screenplay

1908: Lew Ayres (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1934: Herb Gardner (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Maggie Smith (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1935: Patrick Palmer (85)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1954: Denzel Washington (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: John Stephens (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

Died

1970: Harold Jacob Smith (58)

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

1971: Max Steiner (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {26 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1983: William Demarest (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1984: Sam Peckinpah (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Edward Kleban (48)

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

1918: David Wechsler (71 )

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1992: Mort Greene (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1995: Michel Michelet (101)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1996: Edward Carfagno (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 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)

1999: Lee R. Bobker (74)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

2004: Michael Ahnemann (66)

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

2016: Debbie Reynolds (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Released

1936: Gold Diggers of 1937 (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“Love and War”)

1945: San Antonio (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Some Sunday Morning”), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1961: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Lotte Lenya)

1994: The Madness of King George (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1994 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Nigel Hawthorne), Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

2001: I Am Sam (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Sean Penn)

2001: Black Hawk Down (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Ridley Scott), Editing, Cinematography, Sound

2005: Match Point (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2016: 20th Century Women (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

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