This Day in Oscar History: July 27 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1882: Donald Crisp (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: Nancy Hamilton (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Miles White (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1922: Norman Lear (98) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Bruce Surtees (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1940: Gary Kurtz (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1978: Jeff Fowler (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1981: William Wyler (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1983: Jerome Moross (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1984: James Mason (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Warren Low (83)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1990: Ernest Archer (80)

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

1995: Miklos Rozsa (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {17 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score

2003: Bob Hope (100) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Academy Awards Host: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th-Co, 18th-Co, 25th-Co, 27th-Co, 30th-Co, 31st-Co, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 47th-Co, 50th | 19 times

2005: Bob Wright (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2011: Polly Platt (Unknown) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2017: Sam Shepard (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1945: Guest Wife (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1949: Mighty Joe Young (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1949: Come to the Stable (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Loretta Young), Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester), Motion Picture Story, Original Song (“Through A Long And Sleepless Night”), Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1950: Our Very Own (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1950: Mystery Street (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1979: The Amityville Horror (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1981: Man of Iron (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1984: Purple Rain (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score

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