This Day in Oscar History: March 21 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1880: Gilbert M. Anderson (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1889: W. S. Van Dyke (53 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1892: Bertram Granger (75 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1893: Sidney Franklin (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1904: Edward Cronjager (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1906: Helen Deutsch (85 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1909: Betty Reinhardt (44 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1918: Verna Fields (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1919: Peter Handford (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1930: James Coco (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Marie-Christine Barrault (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1958: Gary Oldman (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1968: Jaye Davidson (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Kristen Anderson-Lopez (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

Died

1959: Merrill G. White (57)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1974: Anton Grot (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1977: Richard Myers (75)

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

1984: Sam Leavitt (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1985: Michael Redgrave (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1987: Robert Preston (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: John Ireland (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: Robert Snyder (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

2007: Brian Savegar (74)

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

2012: Tonino Guerra (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1941: The Sea Wolf (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1941: Topper Returns (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording, Special Effects

1962: Sweet Bird of Youth (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Ed Begley)
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Geraldine Page), Supporting Actor (Ed Begley), Supporting Actress (Shirley Knight)

1963: The Balcony (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1971: The Andromeda Strain (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

1975: And Now My Love (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

Oscar Ceremonies

1956: 28th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1955}

1994: 66th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1993}

1999: 71st Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1998}

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