This Day in Oscar History: January 18 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1884: Anton Grot (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1887: Frank Harling (71 at death)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score

1891: M. C. Levee (81 at death)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #3: 1931-32, 1 term

1904: Cary Grant (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Louis Harris (85 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1912: Robert Russell (80 at death)

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

1913: Danny Kaye (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Academy Awards Host: 24th | 1 time

1933: John Boorman (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Kevin Costner (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Actor

1955: Fernando Trueba (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Mark Rylance (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Efthimis Filippou (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1942: Truman Talley (50)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1946: Lew Pollack (50)

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

1954: Sydney Greenstreet (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Frederick Hollander (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1979: Cyril J. Mockridge (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1980: Cecil Beaton (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: George E. Stoll (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1988: Joseph Gershenson (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: Ruby Levitt (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

2008: Ugo Pirro (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1935: David Copperfield (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Assistant Directing, Editing

1945: A Song to Remember (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Cornel Wilde), Original Motion Picture Story, Dramatic or Comedy Score, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Sound Recording

1946: The Harvey Girls (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe”), Score of a Musical

1951: The Magnificent Yankee (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Louis Calhern), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1962: The Important Man (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1995: Dust of Life (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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