This Day in Oscar History: August 16 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: W. J. Reiter (90 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1894: J. Arthur Ball (57 at death)

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

1895: W. Howard Greene (60 at death)

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1913: Joseph J. Lilley (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Norman Wexler (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: Ann Blyth (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Bruce Beresford (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Bob Balaban (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Lesley Ann Warren (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: James Cameron (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Editing

1958: Angela Bassett (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1960: Timothy Hutton (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Steve Carell (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1975: Taika Waititi (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Live Action Short Film

Died

1971: Paul Lukas (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Robert Krasker (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1981: Denys Coop (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects

1993: Ellsworth Fredricks (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1999: August Cinquegrana (58)

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

1999: David Allen (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: John Armstrong (75)

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

2005: Joe Ranft (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1940: Foreign Correspondent (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Albert Basserman), Original Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Special Effects

1950: The Furies (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1950: No Way Out (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1956: The Captain of Kopenick (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2001: Son of the Bride (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2002: El Crimen del Padre Amaro (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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