This Day in Oscar History: August 28 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1899: James Wong Howe (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: Charles Boyer (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: Allen Vincent (76 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1925: Donald O’Connor (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 26th-Co | 1 time

1962: Tom Hooper (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: David Fincher (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

2003: Quvenzhané Wallis (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1952: Lamar Trotti (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Original Story, Motion Picture Story

1978: Robert Shaw (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 48th-Co | 1 time

1985: Ruth Gordon (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1987: John Huston (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay
     Academy Awards Host: 46th-Co | 1 time

1990: Edmund H. North (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2001: Lawrence B. Marcus (84)

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

2004: Robert Lewin (84)

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

2007: Miyoshi Umeki (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

Released

1936: The Gorgeous Hussy (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Beulah Bondi), Cinematography

1936: The Texas Rangers (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1936: Swing Time (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“The Way You Look Tonight”)
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“Bojangles of Harlem”), Original Song (“The Way You Look Tonight”)

1940: Rhythm on the River (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Only Forever”)

1946: The Killers (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Robert Siodmak), Screenplay, Dramatic or Comedy Score, Editing

1957: Perri (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1963: Wives and Lovers (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Babette’s Feast (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1987: Matewan (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

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