This Day in Oscar History: January 8 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1892: Gordon Hollingshead (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {23 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing, Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing, Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1903: Robert Webb (87 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1909: José Ferrer (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1924: Ron Moody (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1933: Don K. Sharpless (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

1940: Sid Ganis (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #32: 2005-09, 4 terms

1942: Richard Beggs (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1957: David Lang (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Sarah Polley (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1963: Boris Morros (72)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1963: Jack Okey (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1972: Wesley Ruggles (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1976: Herman van der Horst (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Charles Frend (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1977: M. K. Jerome (83)

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

1979: Martin Obzina (73)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1985: Charles Marshall (86)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1994: Jay Blackton (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1999: Harvey Miller (63)

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

2015: Andrae Crouch (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1941: Kitty Foyle (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Ginger Rogers)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sam Wood), Actress (Ginger Rogers), Screenplay, Sound Recording

1948: The Paradine Case (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Ethel Barrymore)

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