This Day in Oscar History: August 26 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1873: Lee De Forest (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1896: William S. Gray (50 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1898: Clem Beauchamp (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1903: Ian Dalrymple (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: Aaron Rosenberg (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1915: John McSweeney Jr. (83 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1933: Robert Chartoff (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1941: Barbet Schroeder (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1970: Melissa McCarthy (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

2018: Neil Simon (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Ross Dowd (58)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1978: Charles Boyer (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Ben Oakland (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: George Templeton (73)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1980: Miliza Korjus (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Milton Sperling (76)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

2017: Alan Root (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1938: Spawn of the North (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award

1938: Marie Antoinette (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Norma Shearer), Supporting Actor (Robert Morley), Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design

1950: Rashomon (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film (Special/Honorary)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1968: Rachel, Rachel (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Joanne Woodward), Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons), Adapted Screenplay

1973: Bang the Drum Slowly (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Vincent Gardenia)

1982: The Flight of the Eagle (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: The Return of Martin Guerre (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2009: A Prophet (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2010: In a Better World (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2010 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2016: Hell or High Water (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges), Original Screenplay, Film Editing

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