This Day in Oscar History: January 28 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Born

1889: Karl Hajos (61 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1892: Ernst Lubtisch (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1893: Edwin B. Willis (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {32 Noms, 8 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)

1900: Mahlon Merrick (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Hiroshi Teshigahara (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1936: Alan Alda (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 58th-Co | 1 time

1943: J. Roy Helland (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Mikhail Baryshnikov (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Richard Sakai (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1959: Frank Darabont (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Peter McDonald (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Rosamund Pike (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1963: John Farrow (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Robert De Grasse (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2014: Tom Sherak (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #33: 2009-12, 3 terms

2017: Richard Portman (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

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