This Day in Oscar History: December 10 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Victor McLaglen (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1893: Lew Brown (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: Una Merkel (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Harold Adamson (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: Hermes Pan (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Dance Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1919: Alexander Courage (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1920: Reginald Rose (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adapted Screenplay

1923: Jorge Semprun (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: Alex Grasshoff (79 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1933: Mako (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Howard Smith (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Richard Francis-Bruce (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1957: Michael Clarke Duncan (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Kenneth Branagh (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Live Action Short Film

Died

1969: Leigh Harline (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1982: Roy Webb (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Denis Sanders (58)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film

1988: Richard Castellano (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2005: Richard Pryor (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 49th-Co, 55th-Co | 2 times

2017: Bruce Brown (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1964: Father Goose (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story and Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay, Editing, Sound

1965: A Patch of Blue (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1965 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Elizabeth Hartman), Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters), Substantially Original Score, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1968: Oliver! (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 6 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Carol Reed), Original or Adaptation Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Carol Reed), Actor (Ron Moody), Supporting Actor (Jack Wild), Adapted Screenplay, Original or Adaptation Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1969: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 1 Win @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Gig Young)     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Sydney Pollack), Actress (Jane Fonda), Supporting Actor (Gig Young), Supporting Actress (Susannah York), Adapted Screenplay, Score of a Musical, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1972: Sleuth (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Joseph L. Mankiewicz), Actor (Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier), Original Dramatic Score

1974: The Towering Inferno (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“We May Never Love Like This Again”), Editing, Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Fred Astaire), Original Song (“We May Never Love Like This Again”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound

1984: The Cotton Club (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

1985: Out of Africa (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 7 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Sydney Pollack), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sydney Pollack), Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1991: Bugsy (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Barry Levinson), Actor (Warren Beatty), Supporting Actor (Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1992: Daens (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1993: Geronimo: An American Legend (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound

1997: Amistad (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Costume Design

1999: The Cider House Rules (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Michael Caine), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Lasse Hallstrom), Supporting Actor (Michael Caine), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

1999: The Green Mile (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, Sound

2002: Chicago (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {13 Noms, 6 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Rob Marshall), Actress (Rene Zellweger), Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta-Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“I Move On”), Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

2003: Big Fish (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score

2007: There Will Be Blood (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Paul Thomas Anderson), Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Effects/Editing

2008: The Reader (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Kate Winslet)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Stephen Daldry), Actress (Kate Winslet), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography

2010: The Tempest (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2010: The Fighter (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (David O. Russell), Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, Melissa Leo), Original Screenplay, Editing

2014: Timbuktu (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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