This Day in Oscar History: March 27 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1892: Ferde Grofe (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1895: Ray June (63 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1897: Gloria Swanson (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1898: Norma Koch (81 at death)

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

1902: Sidney Buchman (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1902: Charles B Lang Jr. (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Guy Trosper (52 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1914: Budd Schulberg (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1919: Douglas Stewart (75 at death)

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

1929: Theadora Van Runkle (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Peter Schamoni (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Grant McCune (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1952: Peter Montagna (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1963: Quentin Tarantino (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay

1967: Pippa Harris (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1962: James Basevi (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1980: Steve Fisher (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1987: William Bowers (71)

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

2002: Billy Wilder (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {21 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Screenplay, Story and Screenplay, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay, Original Story, Story and Screenplay

2002: Glen Robinson (87)

  {0 Noms, 6 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)

2002: Dudley Moore (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 55th-Co | 1 time

2013: Fay Kanin (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay
     Academy President #23: 1979-83, 4 terms

Released

1940: Rebecca (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Black-and-White Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alfred Hitchcock), Actor (Laurence Olivier), Actress (Joan Fontaine), Supporting Actress (Judith Anderson), Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Special Effects

1943: Cabin in the Sky (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe”)

1967: I Even Met Happy Gypsies (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1974: The Great Gatsby (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Costume Design

Oscar Ceremonies

1957: 29th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1956}

1973: 45th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1972}

1995: 67th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1994}

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