This Day in Oscar History: March 26 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1880: Alfred Cohn (70 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1907: Leigh Harline (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1911: Tennessee Williams (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Julie Harris (94 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1924: Peter George (42 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Alan Arkin (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1940: James Caan (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Ronald Bass (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Diana Ross (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 46th-Co | 1 time

1948: Armin Ganz (47 at death)

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

1950: Alan Silvestri (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: Scott D. Smith (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1962: Chris Bailey (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Nick Vivian (57)

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

1970: Martin McDonagh (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Live Action Short Film

1985: Keira Knightley (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1954: Louis Silvers (64)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring

1959: Raymond Chandler (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Noel Coward (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2001: Piotr Sobocinski (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2004: Jan Sterling (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: Fred Kanin (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Song Score

Released

1937: Maytime (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Sound Recording

1937: Quality Street (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1941: I Wanted Wings (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1942: Reap the Wild Wind (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Special Effects

1943: Hello, Frisco, Hello (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“You’ll Never Know”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“You’ll Never Know”), Cinematography (Color)

1943: Hangmen Also Die (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Sound Recording

1943: Hit Parade of 1943 (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Change Of Heart”), Score of a Musical

1954: Red Garters (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1964: The Fall of the Roman Empire (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Substantially Original Score

1970: Woodstock (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Sound, Documentary Feature

2010: How to Train Your Dragon (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature, Original Score

Oscar Ceremonies

1958: 30th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1957}

1990: 62nd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1989}

2000: 72nd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1999}

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