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This Day in Oscar History: February 27

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.


Ceremonies

1946: 18th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1945}

1961: 33rd Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1960}

1935: 7th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1934}

1941: 13th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1940}

2005: 77th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 2004}

Born

1892: William Demarest (91 at death) [Pictured]

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

1898: Roger Heman (71 at death)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1901: Elizabeth Hill (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1901: Robert Usher (89 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White)

1902: John Steinbeck (66 at death) [Pictured]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1905: Franchot Tone (63 at death) [Pictured]

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

1913: Irwin Shaw (71 at death) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1923: Dexter Gordon (67 at death) [Pictured]

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

1930: Peter Stone (73 at death) [Pictured]

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

1930: Joanne Woodward (82) [Pictured]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

1932: Elizabeth Taylor (80) [Pictured]

  {5 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

1936: Fred Haines (72 at death) [Pictured]

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

1945: Brasse Brännström (67)

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

1947: Roger Pratt (65) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1961: Michaela Pavlátová (51) [Pictured]

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

Died

1964: Paul F. Heard (51)

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

1964: Orry-Kelly (66)

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1979: John Seitz (86)

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

1988: Gene de Paul (68)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Song

1991: Leo Katcher (79)

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

1993: Lillian Gish (99)

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

2000: George Duning (92)

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

2001: Ralf D. Bode (59)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

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