This Day in Oscar History: January 27 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

Born

1885: Jerome Kern (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Musical Score

1894: Irvin Talbot (79 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1895: Buddy De Sylva (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1895: Harry Ruby (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: George K. Arthur (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1907: Ross Bellah (97 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1908: Richard Sokolove (67 at death)

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

1909: Lester Novros (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: John Box (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Donna Reed (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Bob Godfrey (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1928: Michael Craig (92)

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

1931: Mordecai Richler (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: James Cromwell (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Zbigniew Rybczynski (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1971: Alexander Jovy (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1942: Stacy Woodard (40)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Novelty Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Novelty Short Film

1964: Stuart N. Lake (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1975: Bill Walsh (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Oscar Homolka (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Les Bowie (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects

1987: Norman McLaren (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film, Live Action Short Film

1997: Cecil Lewis (98) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2007: Walker Stuart (86)

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

2017: Emmanuelle Riva (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Released

1944: The Fighting Seabees (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1970: The Molly Maguires (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1973: Last Tango in Paris (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Bernardo Bertolucci), Actor (Marlon Brando)

1975: The Man in the Glass Booth (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Maximilian Schell)

1977: Operation Thunderbolt (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1984: Broadway Danny Rose (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Woody Allen), Original Screenplay

2012: Albert Nobbs (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Glenn Close), Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer), Makeup

Oscar Nominations

2004: 76th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2003}

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