This Day in Oscar History: February 8 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

Born

1888: Edith Evans (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1894: King Vidor (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Drama Directing

1912: Rene Wheeler (88 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1919: Jack Hayes (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1921: Lana Turner (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1925: Jack Lemmon (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 30th-Co, 36th, 44th-Co | 4 times

1931: James Dean (24 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1932: John Williams (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {52 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Non-Musical Score, Drama Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Comedy/Musical Score, Musical Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1937: Joe Raposo (51 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: Nick Nolte (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: Mary Steenburgen (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Bob Beemer (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1955: Nancy Oliver (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: David Linde (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1970: Elmer Dyer (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

2002: James Hager (61)

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

Released

1940: Swiss Family Robinson (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1960: The Virgin Spring (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Foreign Language Film

1968: Planet of the Apes (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Original Score (Non-Musical), Costume Design, Honorary Award

1976: Taxi Driver (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Robert De Niro), Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster), Original Score

1978: Hungarians (43)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1985: Witness (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Editing     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Peter Weir), Actor (Harrison Ford), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

Oscar Nominations

1943: 15th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1942}

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