This Day in Oscar History: August 19 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1892: Joseph Wright (92 at death)

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

1902: Robert Planck (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Ring Lardner Jr. (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1918: Floyd Huddleston (73 at death)

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

1918: Sy Gomberg (82 at death)

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

1931: James Crabe (57 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1932: Roy Field (69 at death)

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

1948: Toshio Suzuki (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1951: Gustavo Santaolalla (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1953: Walter Bullock (46)

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

1962: Roy Davidson (66)

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

1972: Roger K. Furse (68)

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

1977: Groucho Marx (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1986: Hermione Baddeley (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Edna Anhalt (73)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1998: Douglas Gordon (68)

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

2013: Stephenie McMillan (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

Released

1936: The Last of the Mohicans (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1937: Walter Wanger’s Vogues of 1938 (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“That Old Feeling”), Art Direction/Production Design

1938: Block-Heads (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1943: The Fallen Sparrow (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1952: The Big Sky (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Arthur Hunnicutt), Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1958: The Village on the River (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1981: Prince of the City (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1988: Married to the Mob (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Dean Stockwell)

2016: Kubo and the Two Strings (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature, Visual Effects

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