This Day in Oscar History: February 5 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations


Born

1902: Bronislau Kaper (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Musical Score

1919: Red Buttons (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Ken Adam (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1938: John Guare (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: H. R. Giger (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Michael Mann (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Charlotte Rampling (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1948: Errol Morris (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Barbara Hershey (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Jennifer Jason Leigh (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Laura Linney (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Gary D. Roach (57)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1978: Anders Walter (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

Died

1943: W. S. Van Dyke (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1946: George Arliss (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1958: Lew Brown (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Thelma Ritter (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 27th-Co | 1 time

1971: Ramey Idriss (59)

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

1975: Lawrence Weingarten (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1988: Emeric Pressburger (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Joe Raposo (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Dean Jagger (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adaptation, Screenplay, Story and Screenplay
     Academy Awards Host: 28th-Co | 1 time

1998: Haroun Tazieff (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: Douglas Gamley (73)

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

1999: Herbert Kline (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2011: Don Peterman (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2013: A. D. Flowers (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1942: Woman of the Year (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Original Screenplay

1988: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography

2015: Leviathan (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2016: Hail, Caesar! (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

Oscar Nominations

1935: 7th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1934}

1939: 11th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1938}

1986: 58th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1985}

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