This Day in Oscar History: August 15 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Ethel Barrymore (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: Ned Washington (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score

1901: John B. Goodman (89 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1903: Jerome Cady (45 at death)

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

1905: Johnny Lange (100 at death)

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

1906: Loyal Griggs (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1908: Herbert Norsch (46 at death)

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

1909: Herbert Clyde Lewis (41 at death)

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

1912: Wendy Hiller (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Robert Bolt (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1924: Yoshiro Muraki (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Jim Dale (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Tess Harper (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Leslie Ekker (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Alejandro González Iñárritu (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay

1972: Ben Affleck (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Matthew Wood (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1990: Jennifer Lawrence (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

Died

1935: Will Rogers (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 6th | 1 time

1969: William Goetz (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1986: Waldon O. Watson (79)

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1998: Vince Cannon (60)

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

2000: Robert Swink (82)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2008: Jerry Wexler (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

Released

1925: The Gold Rush (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Sound Recording

1927: The Patent Leather Kid (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Richard Barthelmess)

1935: Alice Adams (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Katharine Hepburn)

1947: Life with Father (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (William Powell), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1979: Apocalypse Now (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Francis Coppola), Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound

1984: The Woman in Red (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“I Just Called To Say I Love You”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“I Just Called To Say I Love You”)

1986: The Fly (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2003: American Splendor (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

2008: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Penélope Cruz)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Penélope Cruz)

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