This Day in Oscar History: February 21 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations


Born

1888: Clemence Dane (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1898: Ray Moyer (87 at death)

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

1899: Emile Santiago (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: William H. Clothier (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1904: Alan Campbell (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1918: Dick Vorisek (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Sam Peckinpah (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Hubert de Givenchy (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Bob Rafelson (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay

1940: Keith A. Wester (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1964: Stacy Title (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Kumail Nanjiani (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Jordan Peele (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay

1987: Elliot Page (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1945: Tess Slesinger (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1977: John Hubley (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1995: Calder Willingham (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2006: Richard Snell (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2013: Bob Godfrey (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

2019: Stanley Donen (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1941: Cheers for Miss Bishop (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic Score

1941: The Strawberry Blonde (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1950: Captain Carey, U.S.A. (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Mona Lisa”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Mona Lisa”)

1962: Walk on the Wild Side (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Walk On The Wild Side”)

1975: Land of Promise (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2014: Omar (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominations

1966: 38th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1965}

1978: 50th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1977}

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