This Day in Oscar History: December 29 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1888: John Sturtevant (80 at death)

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

1891: Alfred Gilks (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1900: C. C. Coleman Jr. (71 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1923: Bud Grenzbach (80 at death)

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

1936: Mary Tyler Moore (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1938: Jon Voight (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1947: Vincent Winter (50 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1959: Patricia Clarkson (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Jude Law (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1972: Rex Wimpy (73)

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

1978: Bunny Dull (90)

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

1982: Sol C. Siegel (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1984: Leo Robin (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: Jack D. Moore (92)

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

Released

1938: Topper Takes a Trip (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1939: Balalaika (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1939: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Sound Recording

1940: Night Train (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1993: In the Name of the Father (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Jim Sheridan), Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actor (Pete Postlethwaite), Supporting Actress (Emma Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

1995: Mr. Holland’s Opus (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)

1995: Restoration (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1995: Dead Man Walking (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Susan Sarandon)     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Tim Robbins), Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon), Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin”)

1995: Richard III (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1999: The Hurricane (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Denzel Washington)

2000: Shadow of the Vampire (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup

2010: Blue Valentine (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Michelle Williams)

2010: Another Year (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2010: The Way Back (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup

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