This Day in Oscar History: August 31 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: Tom Held (72 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1899: Albert Akst (58 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1902: Phil Charig (57 at death)

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

1905: Dore Schary (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story, Screenplay, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film

1908: William Saroyan (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1913: Helen Levitt (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1918: Alan Jay Lerner (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay, Story and Screenplay, Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Story and Screenplay, Original Song, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1928: James Coburn (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Larry Hankin (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Lowell Ganz (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1956: Mark Mangini (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1959: Kevin Willmott (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Basil Khalil (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1973: John Ford (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1978: Lee Garmes (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1934: She Loves Me Not (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1934 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Love in Bloom”)

1951: The Strip (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Kiss To Build A Dream On”)

1956: Bus Stop (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Don Murray)

1966: An American Dream (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Time For Love”)

1970: Tchaikovsky (49)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Foreign Language Film

1977: You Light Up My Life (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“You Light Up My Life”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“You Light Up My Life”)

2005: The Constant Gardener (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing

2016: The Salesman (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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