This Day in Oscar History: August 14 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1892: Paul Wing (64 at death)

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

1901: Peverell Marley (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)

1901: Merrill Pye (74 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1914: Andrea Leeds (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Frédéric Rossif (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Lina Wertmüller (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1931: Frederic Raphael (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Richard Roth (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1945: Steve Martin (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Academy Awards Host: 73rd, 75th, 82nd-Co | 3 times

1945: Wim Wenders (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1952: Chris A. Butler (41 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1953: James Horner (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Drama Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama Score

1959: Marcia Gay Harden (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1966: Halle Berry (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1977: George Oppenheimer (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Diego Fabbri (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1984: Daniel J. Bloomberg (79)

  {8 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1985: Alfred Hayes (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Gale Sondergaard (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1994: Joan Harrison (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1943: This Is the Army (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1951: A Place in the Sun (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 6 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (George Stevens), Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Stevens), Actor (Montgomery Clift), Actress (Shelley Winters), Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Costume Design

1991: The Commitments (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2009: District 9 (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Visual Effects

2015: Straight Outta Compton (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

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