This Day in Oscar History: December 30 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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2011: Friday Face-Off (9)

2015: Eyeing the Truth by Tripp Burton (5)

Born

1897: Lawrence Weingarten (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1901: Henry Blanke (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1903: Owen Crump (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Carol Reed (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Herman van der Horst (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1914: Jo Van Fleet (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Joseph Bologna (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Russ Tamblyn (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Sarah Kernochan (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

1958: Per Hallberg (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1959: Mark P. Stoeckinger (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1966: Bennett Miller (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

Died

1964: Leo Tover (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1965: Frank S. Nugent (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1979: Richard Rodgers (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Mack David (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1995: Richard Hornung (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1996: Lew Ayres (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

2000: Julius J. Epstein (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: Artie Shaw (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Scoring

2014: Luise Rainer (104) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1939: Of Mice and Men (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Score, Scoring, Black-and-White Cinematography, Sound Recording

1942: Commandos Strike at Dawn (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1952: The Jazz Singer (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1992: Lorenzo’s Oil (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Susan Sarandon), Original Screenplay

1998: Affliction (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (James Coburn)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Nick Nolte), Supporting Actor (James Coburn)

1998: Hilary and Jackie (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Emily Watson), Supporting Actress (Rachel Griffiths)

2011: The Iron Lady (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Meryl Streep), Makeup     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep), Makeup

2015: Anomalisa (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2015: The Hateful Eight (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score, Cinematography

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