This Day in Oscar History: February 17 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations


Born

1890: Sol Lesser (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1898: Fred Guiol (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Milton Krasner (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1910: Arthur Hunnicutt (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Arthur Kennedy (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Hal Holbrook (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Albert Brenner (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1931: Gene Cantamessa (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Alan Bates (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1940: Christopher Newman (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1945: Brenda Fricker (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Douglas Urbanski (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1965: Volker Engel (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Stephen Mirrione (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1970: Alfred Newman (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {45 Noms, 9 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1977: Edward G. Boyle (78)

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

1979: William Gargan (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Ed Graves (62)

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

1980: Jerry Fielding (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Drama Score, Non-Musical Score

1982: Lee Strasberg (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: Bob Merrill (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: Miles White (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

2005: Dan O’Herlihy (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

2016: George “Ray” West (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

Released

1930: The Vagabond King (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1944: Up in Arms (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Now I Know”), Score of a Musical

1950: When Willie Comes Marching Home (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1959: Sleeping Beauty (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1966: The Gospel According to St. Matthew (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1972: My Dearest Señorita (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1984: Footloose (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Footloose”, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”)

Oscar Nominations

1976: 48th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1975}

1981: 53rd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1980}

1983: 55th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1982}

1988: 60th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1987}

1993: 65th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1992}

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