This Day in Oscar History: August 21 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Born

1885: Hans Dreier (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {23 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1892: Louis Brock (78 at death)

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

1905: Friz Freleng (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1907: Hy Zaret (99 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: Tom Tully (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: Charles Freeman (92 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1912: Arthur P. Schmidt (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1914: Robert Emmet Smith (73 at death)

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

1930: Frank Perry (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1944: Peter Weir (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay

1945: Patty McCormack (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Lindy Hemming (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1958: Brian Jennings (61)

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

Died

2018: Barbara Harris (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Otto Siegel (65)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1978: Elizabeth Hill (77)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1995: Nanni Loy (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: John Patrick Hayes (70)

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

Released

1936: Sing, Baby, Sing (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“When Did You Leave Heaven”)

1946: Notorious (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Claude Rains), Original Screenplay

1952: The Quiet Man (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (John Ford), Color Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (John Ford), Supporting Actor (Victor McLaglen), Screenplay, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1956: War and Peace (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (King Vidor), Cinematography (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1963: The Caretakers (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1964: Kisses for My President (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1974: The Longest Yard (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1981: An American Werewolf in London (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1987: Dirty Dancing (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”)

1991: Barton Fink (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Michael Lerner), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2009: Inglourious Basterds (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Quentin Tarantino), Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

2014: Wild Tales (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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