This Day in Oscar History: August 8 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1899: Victor Young (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {22 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1899: Owen Marks (61 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1900: Robert Siodmak (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1910: Sylvia Sidney (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Norman Rockett (84 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1915: Ian McLellan Hunter (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1917: Malvin Wald (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1919: Dino De Laurentiis (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Film, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Film

1928: Stanley Mann (87 at death)

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

1937: Dustin Hoffman (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1944: Peter Biziou (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Keith Carradine (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1951: Martin Brest (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Edge (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1967: Lee Unkrich (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Animated Feature

1980: Nat Sanders (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Died

1997: Orville H. Hampton (80)

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

2000: John F. Warren (91)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

2005: Barbara Bel Geddes (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2007: Melville Shavelson (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2010: Patricia Neal (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2013: Karen Black (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2017: Glen Campbell (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1975: Farewell, My Lovely (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Sylvia Miles)

1986: Stand by Me (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

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