This Day in Oscar History: August 18 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1904: Horace Woodard (68 at death)

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

1906: John W. Burton (71 at death)

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

1909: Miliza Korjus (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Shelley Winters (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1922: Alain Robbe-Grillet (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Jerry Wunderlich (73 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1933: Roman Polanski (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay

1936: Robert Redford (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Actor

1956: John Debney (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Tan Dun (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Edward Norton (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Greg Butler (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Died

1981: Robert Russell Bennett (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: John Sturges (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

2001: Jack Elliott (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: Elmer Bernstein (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

Released

1933: Morning Glory (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Morning Glory)
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Katharine Hepburn)

1934: Hide-Out (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1934 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1952: The Snows of Kilimanjaro (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1955: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Song (“Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”), Drama/Comedy Score, Color Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Jennifer Jones), Song (“Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”), Drama/Comedy Score, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound Recording

2000: The Cell (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2006: The Illusionist (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

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