This Day in Oscar History: August 2 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Bob Burns (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 10th | 1 time

1892: Jack L. Warner (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1894: Hal Mohr (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)
     Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1899: Charles Bennett (95 at death)

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

1900: Ted McCord (75 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1905: Myrna Loy (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Roger MacDougall (82 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1914: Beatrice Straight (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Peter O’Toole (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1934: Hesper Anderson (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Ewa Braun (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Charles Roven (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1953: Lianne Halfon (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1960: Wendy Finerman (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Simon Kinberg (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1951: Max Terr (60)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1975: Hugh S. Fowler (63)

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

1980: Donald Ogden Stewart (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Robert Emmet Smith (73)

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

2010: Robert Boyle (100) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

2017: Don K. Sharpless (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

Released

1943: Hi Diddle Diddle (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: The Private War of Major Benson (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1960: Sons and Lovers (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Black-and-White Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Jack Cardiff), Actor (Trevor Howard), Supporting Actress (Mary Ure), Adapted Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1967: In the Heat of the Night (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Actor (Rod Steiger), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Norman Jewison), Actor (Rod Steiger), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Sound, Sound Effects

1978: Interiors (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Woody Allen), Actress (Geraldine Page), Supporting Actress (Maureen Stapleton), Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

1978: The Magic of Lassie (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“When You’re Loved”)

1984: The Bostonians (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Costume Design

1989: Parenthood (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest), Original Song (“I Love To See You Smile”)

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