This Day in Oscar History: January 17 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1880: Mack Sennett (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Novelty Short Film, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Short Film, Novelty Short Film

1912: Morton Scott (80 at death)

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

1914: Irving Brecher (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1916: William Bowers (71 at death)

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

1917: Frank P. Bibas (80 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1926: Burton Miller (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1931: James Earl Jones (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1947: Peter Werner (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1952: Ryuichi Sakamoto (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Brian Helgeland (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1962: Sebastian Junger (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1973: Ted Koehler (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

2004: Ray Stark (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2010: Erich Segal (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1937: Black Legion (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1986: The Clan of the Cave Bear (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2003: City of God (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Fernando Meirelles), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography

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