This Day in Oscar History: October 26 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1875: H. B. Warner (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1881: Margaret Wycherly (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Mike Gray (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1938: Michael Ahnemann (66 at death)

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

1938: Barry Malkin (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

1942: Bob Hoskins (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1944: Kenny Ascher (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Pat Conroy (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Julian Schnabel (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1956: Matthew W. Mungle (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1965: Stephen Rosenbaum (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1971: Phil Johnston (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1973: Seth MacFarlane (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song
     Academy Awards Host: 85th | 1 time

Died

1941: Victor Schertzinger (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Scoring

1952: Hattie McDaniel (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Irmin Roberts (74)

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

1991: Joseph Lapis (92)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1998: Rick Dior (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Abraham Polonsky (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Albert Whitlock (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2002: Jim MacKay (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2009: Yoshiro Muraki (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2019: Barry Malkin (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

Released

1949: Passport to Pimlico (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1951: The Blue Veil (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jane Wyman), Supporting Actress (Joan Blondell)

1952: Flat Top (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Editing

1955: Rebel without a Cause (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Sal Mineo), Supporting Actress (Natalie Wood), Motion Picture Story

1956: The Brave One (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story, Editing, Sound Recording

1967: Wait Until Dark (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Audrey Hepburn)

1970: Cromwell (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Costume Design

1972: The Stepmother (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Strange Are The Ways Of Love”)

1979: The Great Santini (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Robert Duvall), Supporting Actor (Michael O’Keefe)

2018: Border (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup and Hairstyling

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