This Day in Oscar History: February 18 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1890: Adolphe Menjou (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1907: Oscar Brodney (100 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1917: Ralph S. Hurst (55 at death)

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

1918: Ivan Moffat (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1919: Jack Palance (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Sam Rolfe (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1925: George Kennedy (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: Maggie McNamara (50 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1930: Jim Jacobs (58 at death)

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

1932: Milos Forman (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1933: Mary Ure (42 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Ray Lovejoy (62 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1939: Bobby Hart (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: John Travolta (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1964: Matt Dillon (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1966: Ed Guiney (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1968: Petr Forejt (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Died

1966: Robert Rossen (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1970: Bob Russell (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Fred Niblo Jr. (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1976: Claude Carpenter (71)

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

1978: Maggie McNamara (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1980: Frank R. McKelvy (66)

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

1982: Nathaniel Shilkret (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1985: Nancy Hamilton (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1990: Frank Ross (85)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1993: Ted Haworth (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Olle Nordemar (84)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

2008: Alain Robbe-Grillet (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1928: The Crowd (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Unique and Artistic Picture

1983: The Year of Living Dangerously (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)

1983: The Sting II (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

Oscar Nominations

1956: 28th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1955}

1957: 29th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1956}

1958: 30th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1957}

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