This Day in Oscar History: August 23 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1894: Willard Van Der Veer (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: William Hornbeck (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: John Lee Mahin (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1912: Gene Kelly (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 48th-Co | 1 time

1925: Robert Mulligan (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1933: Ian Fraser (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Tony Bill (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Willy Russell (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Kirby Dick (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Alexandre Desplat (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Roger Avary (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Alexandre Gavras (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: River Phoenix (23 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Kobe Bryant (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short

1980: Scott Franklin (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1939: Sidney Howard (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Screenplay

1960: Oscar Hammerstein II (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1968: Hunt Stromberg (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Irving G. Thalberg Award

1975: Sidney Buchman (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Jerry Bresler (69)

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1986: Marvin Hatley (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring

1986: Adrienne Fazan (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: David Rose (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama/Comedy Score

1999: Norman Wexler (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1948: The Loves of Carmen (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1982: Private Life (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2013: The Grandmaster (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Costume Design

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