This Day in Oscar History: January 29 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Alfred Junge (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: Vina Delmar (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1913: Daniel Taradash (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay
     Academy President #20: 1970-73, 3 terms

1921: Joe Mendoza (99)

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

1923: Paddy Chayefsky (58 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Screenplay

1929: Elio Petri (53 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1931: Leslie Bricusse (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Polly Platt (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Lionel Chetwyn (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Katharine Ross (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: James Hager (61 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1954: Oprah Winfrey (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Seamus McGarvey (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1971: Brian Oliver (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1963: Anthony Coldeway (75)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1984: Frances Goodrich (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Screenplay

1985: Don Raye (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1986: Arthur Quenzer (80)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1986: Clarence Slifer (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1989: Morton Da Costa (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1993: Gustav Hasford (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2002: Harold Russell (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

2012: Damien Bona (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Author, Inside Oscar and other film books

2015: Rod McKuen (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1928: The Noose (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Richard Barthelmess)

1937: The Good Earth (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Luise Rainer), Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sidney Franklin), Actress (Luise Rainer), Editing, Cinematography

1953: The Mississippi Gambler (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

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