This Day in Oscar History: August 4 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1897: Walter Oberst (55 at death)

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

1907: Altina Carey (92 at death)

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

1912: David Raksin (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Paul de Roubaix (90 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Live Action Short Film

1955: Billy Bob Thornton (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Greta Gerwig (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1965: Franklin B. Hansen (65)

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

1981: Melvyn Douglas (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1982: Richard de Rochemont (78)

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

Released

1937: Artists and Models (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Whispers In The Dark”)

1939: Bachelor Mother (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1942: Holiday Inn (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“White Christmas”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story, Original Song (“White Christmas”), Score of a Musical

1949: Sand (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1950: Panic in the Streets (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1954: Magnificent Obsession (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jane Wyman)

1959: The Big Fisherman (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1989: sex, lies, and videotape (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1993: The Wedding Banquet (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1995: Babe (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Chris Noonan), Supporting Actor (James Cromwell), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

2000: Hollow Man (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2000: Space Cowboys (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

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