This Day in Oscar History: December 28

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1890: Frank Butler (76 at death) {Oscar Winner: Screenplay; Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Screenplay3 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1908: Lew Ayres (88 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1934: Herb Gardner (68 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1934: Maggie Smith (76) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress
    6 Noms, 2 Wins}
  • 1935: Patrick Palmer (75) {Oscar Nominee: Picture3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1954: Denzel Washington (56) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actor, Supporting Actor
    5 Noms, 2 Wins}

Died

  • 1970: Harold Jacob Smith (58) {Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay;
    Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay2 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1971: Max Steiner (83) {Oscar Winner: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score;
    Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score
    26 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1983: William Demarest (91) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1984: Sam Peckinpah (59) {Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1987: Edward Kleban (Unknown) {Oscar Nominee: Song1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1992: Mort Greene (80) {Oscar Nominee: Song1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1995: Michel Michelet (101) {Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1996: Edward Carfagno (89) {Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color); Oscar Nominee: Art Direction, Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)
    10 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1999: Lee R. Bobker (74) {Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short2 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 2004: Michael Ahnemann (66) {Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Released

  • 1935: Captain Blood (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1935}
  • 1939: Gone With the Wind (Los Angeles Release) {Best Picture Winner, 1939}
  • 1945: Spellbound (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1945}
LewAyres This Day in Oscar History: December 28
MaggieSmith This Day in Oscar History: December 28
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CaptainBlood This Day in Oscar History: December 28
Updated: December 26, 2010 — 2:13 pm

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