This Day in Oscar History: August 7 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1884: Billie Burke (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: Ann Harding (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1909: Ben Maddow (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1909: Joseph Newman (96 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1911: Nicholas Ray (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1928: David Blewitt (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1964: Tom McGrath (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1974: Michael Shannon (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1975: Charlize Theron (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

2018: Richard H. Kline (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1969: Mahlon Merrick (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Grayson Hall (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1941: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay, Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alexander Hall), Actor (Robert Montgomery), Supporting Actor (James Gleason), Screenplay, Original Story, Black-and-White Cinematography

1942: Invisible Agent (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1945: Pride of the Marines (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1960: It Started in Naples (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1962: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1973: Jesus Christ Superstar (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score

1987: Happy New Year (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2009: Julie & Julia (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep)

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