This Day in Oscar History: August 1 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1887: Anthony Coldeway (75 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1898: Morris Stoloff (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {18 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1910: Walter Scharf (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1913: Jerome Moross (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1914: J. Lee Thompson (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1919: James Hill (75 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

1940: Co Hoedeman (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Giancarlo Giannini (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1963: Demián Bichir (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1964: Adam Duritz (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Sam Mendes (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1976: Don Hertzfeldt (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

Died

1958: Albert E. Smith (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Warren Newcombe (66)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1973: Jan Domela (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Paddy Chayefsky (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Screenplay

1985: Alfred J. Overton (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1985: Joseph Walker (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1986: Paul Detlefsen (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Robert Buckner (83)

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

2005: Donald Brooks (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Color)

Released

1944: Minstrel Man (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Remember Me To Carolina”), Score of a Musical

1944: Wilson (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Henry King), Actor (Alexander Knox), Original Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording, Special Effects

1949: It’s a Great Feeling (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“It’s A Great Feeling”)

1971: Bless the Beasts & Children (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Bless The Beasts & Children”)

1974: The Truce (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1976: Obsession (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1985: My Sweet Little Village (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1990: Young Guns II (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Blaze Of Glory”)

1991: The Elementary School (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1991: Children of Nature (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2008: Frozen River (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Melissa Leo), Original Screenplay

2014: Guardians of the Galaxy (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects

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