This Day in Oscar History: February 23 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations


Born

1889: Victor Fleming (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: Norman Taurog (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Maurice Richlin (70 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1936: John Truscott (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1938: Diane Varsi (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Peter Fonda (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Marshall Herskovitz (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1960: Kate Davis (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1975: Robert Lopez (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

Died

1965: Stan Laurel (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Harry Ruby (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Bruce Surtees (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2018: Lewis Gilbert (97)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2019: Peter Fonda (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1930: The Case of Sergeant Grischa (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1940: Northwest Passage (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1940: Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2000: Wonder Boys (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Things Have Changed”)     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Things Have Changed”), Editing

Oscar Ceremonies

1939: 11th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1938}

Oscar Nominations

1959: 31st Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1958}

1965: 37th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1964}

1971: 43rd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1970}

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