This Day in Oscar History: August 22 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Released

Born

1880: Lajos Biro (68 at death)

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

1892: Joseph Walker (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1893: Dorothy Parker (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1893: Cecil Kellaway (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1894: Jan Domela (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1897: Elisabeth Bergner (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1899: Paul C. Vogel (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: Philip G. Epstein (42 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: Julius J. Epstein (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1917: Joe Connelly (85 at death)

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

1928: Fredric Steinkamp (73 at death)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1932: Theoni V. Aldredge (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1943: Dante Spinotti (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1973: Kristen Wiig (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1986: William Craig Smith (67)

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

Released

1930: Romance (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Clarence Brown), Actress (Greta Garbo)

1931: The Star Witness (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1941: This Woman Is Mine (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic Score

1944: Kismet (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1947: Body and Soul (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (John Garfield), Original Screenplay, Editing

1956: The Solid Gold Cadillac (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

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