This Day in Oscar History: January 22 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

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Born

1875: David Wark Griffith (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1884: Fred Fox (65 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1900: Fredric Hope (37 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1909: Ann Sothern (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1919: Sid Ramin (100 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1924: Lionel Rogosin (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Piper Laurie (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Bill Varney (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1935: Seymour Cassel (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Al Kasha (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1940: John Hurt (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Keith Forsey (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1959: Linda Blair (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Diane Lane (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1972: Alec Coppel (64)

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

1994: Telly Savalas (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Ken Higgins (88)

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

2008: Heath Ledger (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2010: Jean Simmons (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2019: Sid Ramin (100) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

2019: Seymour Cassel (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1930: Anna Christie (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Clarence Brown), Actress (Greta Garbo), Cinematography

1948: T-Men (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1999: Children of Heaven (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominations

2008: 80th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2007}

2009: 81st Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2008}

2019: 91st Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2018}

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