This Day in Oscar History: January 2 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Born

Died

Released

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Born

1893: Ernst Marischka (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Jack Martin Smith (82 at death)

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1937: Peter Davis (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Todd Haynes (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Cuba Gooding Jr. (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Adam Elliot (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1975: Erik Winquist (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1963: Dick Powell (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 20th-Co | 1 time

1974: Ralph Block (84)

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

1984: Sidney Paul Solow (73)

  {0 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)

1986: Herb Magidson (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1986: Una Merkel (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1995: Nancy Kelly (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

2011: Pete Postlethwaite (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1932: Emma (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Marie Dressler)

1953: Above and Beyond (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story, Dramatic or Comedy Score

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