This Day in Oscar History: August 30 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: Edwin Burke (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1896: Raymond Massey (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1897: Fredric March (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 26th-Co | 1 time

1898: Shirley Booth (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: George Marion Jr. (68 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Title Writing

1901: Conrad Salinger (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1906: Joan Blondell (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Gianni Quaranta (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1954: David Paymer (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1938: Waldemar Young (60)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1961: Charles Coburn (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1984: Emil Newman (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1984: John O. Aalberg (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1985: Thomas Howard (75)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

2002: J. Lee Thompson (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

Released

1931: Transatlantic (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1935: Top Hat (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Song (“Cheek to Cheek”), Dance Direction (“Piccolino” and “Top Hat, and Tails”), Art Direction/Production Design

1940: Boom Town (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Special Effects

1941: Dive Bomber (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Special Effects

1945: State Fair (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“It Might As Well Be Spring”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“It Might As Well Be Spring”), Score of a Musical

1989: Shirley Valentine (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Pauline Collins), Original Song (“The Girl Who Used To Be Me”)

1996: Emma (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Musical or Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Musical or Comedy Score, Costume Design

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