This Day in Oscar History: January 26 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Hugo Riesenfeld (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1903: Eddie Killey (78 at death)

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

1906: Russ Saunders (81 at death)

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

1908: Norman Burnside (56 at death)

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

1908: Beatrice Dawson (68 at death)

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

1913: James Van Heusen (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Phoebe Ephron (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1916: Ted Allan (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Ken Thorne (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adaptation or Treatment Score
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1925: Paul Newman (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor

1946: Christopher Hampton (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1949: David Strathairn (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1958: Ellen DeGeneres (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 79th, 86th | 2 times

1960: Charles Gillingham (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Catherine Martin (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

Died

1947: Grace Moore (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1952: Horace Jackson (53)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1973: Edward G. Robinson (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Laurence Merrick (50)

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

1978: Leo Genn (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Sheila O’Brien (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Charles Wolcott (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: José Ferrer (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Speed Hopkins (44)

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

2005: Josie MacAvin (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2007: Emanuele Luzzati (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

2013: Stefan Kudelski (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: 0

Released

1931: Cimarron (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Adaptation, Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Wesley Ruggles), Actor (Richard Dix), Actress (Irene Dunne), Adaptation, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1933: State Fair (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adaptation

1939: Gunga Din (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1945: National Velvet (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Anne Revere), Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Clarence Brown), Supporting Actress (Anne Revere), Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1945: Objective, Burma! (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story, Dramatic or Comedy Score, Editing

1972: The Hot Rock (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1979: Ice Castles (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Through The Eyes Of Love”)

1996: Angels and Insects (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

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