This Day in Oscar History: August 17 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Samuel Goldwyn (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Irving G. Thalberg Award

1888: Monty Woolley (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1905: Martin Obzina (73 at death)

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

1907: Bernard C. Schoenfeld (82 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1920: Maureen O’Hara (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Jean Poiret (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1930: Charles L. Campbell (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects / Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects / Editing

1939: Francoise Bonnot (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Film Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

1943: Robert De Niro (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor

1949: Julian Fellowes (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1949: Bub Asman (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1949: Ian Emes (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: John Roberdeau (48 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1957: Lawrence Bender (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1960: Sean Penn (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Died

1961: Tom Reed (59)

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

1963: Richard Barthelmess (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1980: Harold Adamson (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Ira Gershwin (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Clarence Brown (97) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1995: Howard Koch (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2016: Arthur Hiller (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing
     Academy President #29: 1993-97, 4 terms

Released

1929: Madame X (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Lionel Barrymore), Actress (Ruth Chatterton)

1939: The Wizard of Oz (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Song (“Over the Rainbow”), Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Song (“Over the Rainbow”), Original Score, Color Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Special Effects

1943: So This Is Washington (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1949: Jolson Sings Again (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Color)

1977: That Obscure Object of Desire (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Foreign Language Film

1990: Wild at Heart (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd)

2018: The Wife (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Glenn Close)

2018: Minding the Gap (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

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