This Day in Oscar History: January 21 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1896: J. Carrol Naish (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1898: Rudolph Mate (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1903: William Lyon (71 at death)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1905: Christian Dior (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: Otto Lang (98 at death)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1914: Howard G. Minsky (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1915: David Weisbart (52 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1921: Valentin Yoshov (83 at death)

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

1922: Telly Savalas (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Paul Scofield (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1923: Barney Slater (55 at death)

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

1929: Denis Sanders (58 at death)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film

1941: Mike Medavoy (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1947: Richard Greenberg (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1956: Geena Davis (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1966: Felipe Fernandez Del Paso (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

Died

1954: Betty Reinhardt (44)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1959: Cecil B. DeMille (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1964: Joseph Schildkraut (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Vivian C. Greenham (65)

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

1995: John Halas (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: John A. Bonner (67 )

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: John A. Bonner Medal

2002: Peggy Lee (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2006: Robert Knudson (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2008: Russell Lloyd (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2010: Larry Johnson (62)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2011: Theoni V. Aldredge (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Eiko Ishioka (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2015: Stuart A. Reiss (93)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

Released

1928: The Last Command (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Emil Jannings)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Emil Jannings), Original Story

1956: Harp of Burma (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1971: Dodes’ka-Den (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2000: The End of the Affair (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Julianne Moore), Cinematography

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