This Day in Oscar History: February 27

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

  • 1892: William Demarest (91 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1898: Roger Heman (71 at death) {Oscar Winner: Special Effects5 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1901: Elizabeth Hill (77 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1901: Robert Usher (89 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White) -
    3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1902: John Steinbeck (66 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay,
    Motion Picture Story
    3 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1905: Franchot Tone (63 at death) [Pictured] {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1913: Irwin Shaw (71 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1923: Dexter Gordon (67 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1930: Peter Stone (73 at death) {Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 1930: Joanne Woodward (81) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress4 Noms, 1 Win}
  • 1932: Elizabeth Taylor (79) [Pictured] {Oscar Winner: Lead Actress,
    Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    ; Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress5 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1936: Fred Haines (72 at death) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1945: Brasse Brännström (66) {Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1947: Roger Pratt (64) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1961: Michaela Pavlátová (50) {Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Died

  • 1964: Paul F. Heard (51) {Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1964: Orry-Kelly (66) {Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)4 Noms, 3 Wins}
  • 1979: John Seitz (86) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)7 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 1988: Gene de Paul (68) {Oscar Nominee: Song1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1991: Leo Katcher (79) {Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story1 Nom, 0 Wins}
  • 1993: Lillian Gish (99) {Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary; Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress -
    1 Nom, 1 Win}
  • 2000: George Duning (92) {Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score -
    5 Noms, 0 Wins}
  • 2001: Ralf D. Bode (59) {Oscar Nominee: Cinematography1 Nom, 0 Wins}

Released

  • 1940: The Grapes of Wrath (Los Angeles Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1940}

Ceremonies

  • 1935: The 7th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 1934}
  • 1941: The 13th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 1940}
  • 1946: The 18th Annual Academy Awards (Nominations Announcement)
    {for the films of 1945}
  • 1961: The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (Nominations Announcement)
    {for the films of 1960}
  • 2005: The 77th Annual Academy Awards (Presentation Ceremony)
    {for the films of 2004}
JohnSteinbeck This Day in Oscar History: February 27
FranchotTone This Day in Oscar History: February 27
JoanneWoodward This Day in Oscar History: February 27
ElizabethTaylor This Day in Oscar History: February 27
GrapesofWrath This Day in Oscar History: February 27
77thOscars This Day in Oscar History: February 27
Updated: February 20, 2011 — 9:58 pm

Leave a Reply

Cinema Sight by Wesley Lovell © 1996-2015 Frontier Theme