This Day in Oscar History: August 6 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1887: Oliver G. Wallace (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1895: Ernesto Lecuona (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1895: Phil Boutelje (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1896: Cyril J. Mockridge (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Charles Crichton (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: Herschel McCoy (43 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1916: Charles Schnee (47 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1917: Robert Mitchum (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Frank Finlay (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Michael Deeley (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Dirk Beliën (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Elliott Smith (34 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: M. Night Shyamalan (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Vera Farmiga (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Ezra Edelman (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1959: Preston Sturges (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Nancy Carroll (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1969: Frank Tuttle (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2001: Larry Adler (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

2009: Willy DeVille (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Marvin Hamlisch (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Drama Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

Released

1949: The Window (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1962: Keeper of Promises (The Given Word) (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1964: The Night of the Iguana (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Grayson Hall), Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1993: The Fugitive (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1993 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

1998: Tango (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1999: The Sixth Sense (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (M. Night Shyamalan), Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment), Supporting Actress (Toni Collette), Original Screenplay, Editing

2004: Collateral (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Jamie Foxx), Editing

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