This Day in Oscar History: February 7 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1900: George Oppenheimer (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Raphael Bretton (91 at death)

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

1923: Mary Ann Nyberg (56 at death)

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

1927: Dusan Vukotic (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Robert A. Katz (78)

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

1944: Barrie M. Osborne (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Hector Babenco (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1965: Chris Rock (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 77th, 88th | 2 times

1977: Dee Rees (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1948: Benjamin Silvey (53)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1952: Philip G. Epstein (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Nick Adams (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Walter Lang (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1990: James Van Heusen (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1997: Mary Willis (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1999: William Ludwig (86)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

2019: Albert Finney (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

Released

1941: Back Street (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Viva Zapata! (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Marlon Brando), Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn), Story and Screenplay, Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1967: Tobruk (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Visual Effects

1968: The Fox (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score (Non-Musical)

1974: Blazing Saddles (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Madeline Kahn), Original Song (“Blazing Saddles”), Editing

1986: Hannah and Her Sisters (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Michael Caine), Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest), Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Woody Allen), Supporting Actor (Michael Caine), Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest), Original Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

2014: The Lego Movie (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Everything Is Awesome”)

Oscar Nominations

1936: 8th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1935}

1937: 9th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1936}

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