This Day in Oscar History: August 20 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1904: Ralph Berger (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: George White (86 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1919: Walter Bernstein (101) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Isaac Hayes (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Alan Lee (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1956: Joan Allen (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: David Heilbroner (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1958: David O. Russell (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Guy Hendrix Dyas (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Amy Adams (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1983: Andrew Garfield (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Died

1963: Irving Ries (73)

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

1989: Joseph LaShelle (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1997: Leo Jaffe (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

2001: Kim Stanley (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2017: Jerry Lewis (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Academy Awards Host: 28th-Co, 29th-Co, 31st-Co | 3 times

Released

1927: Underworld (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1928: The Cop (92)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1929: Hallelujah (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (King Vidor)

1936: Romeo & Juliet (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Norma Shearer), Supporting Actor (Basil Rathbone), Art Direction/Production Design

1941: Ice-Capades (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1941: The Little Foxes (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actress (Patricia Collinge, Teresa Wright), Screenplay, Drama Score, Editing, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1942: The Talk of the Town (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Screenplay, Original Motion Picture Story, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1947: Mother Wore Tights (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“You Do”), Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Color)

1948: Wet Blanket Policy (72)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“The Woody Woodpecker Song”)

1952: Miracle of Fatima (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1969: Alice’s Restaurant (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Arthur Penn)

2003: Thirteen (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Holly Hunter)

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