This Day in Oscar History: February 20 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations


Born

1900: Bernard Knowles (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1912: Pierre Boulle (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1925: Robert Altman (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1926: Tadeusz Jaworski (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Sidney Poitier (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1929: Toshiro Mayuzumi (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Jordan Cronenweth (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1941: Buffy Sainte-Marie (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Mike Leigh (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1946: Brenda Blethyn (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Sylvain Bellemare (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1969: Jason Blum (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1935: Douglas Doty (60)

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

1975: Robert Strauss (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Bernard B. Brown (82)

  {11 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1984: Robert Odell (87)

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

1995: Robert Bolt (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

2002: Fredric Steinkamp (73)

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

2011: Raphael Bretton (91)

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

2016: George Kennedy (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1956: The Ladykillers (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1958: The Brothers Karamazov (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Lee J. Cobb)

1963: How the West Was Won (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay, Editing, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Story and Screenplay, Substantially Original Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound

1985: Colonel Redl (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1985: Angry Harvest (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominations

1967: 39th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1966}

1979: 51st Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1978}

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