This Day in Oscar History: December 11 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1912: Carlo Ponti (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Film
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Foreign Film

1923: Betsy Blair (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1931: Rita Moreno (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1947: Teri Garr (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Susan Seidelman (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: William Joyce (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1960: Rachel Portman (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Comedy/Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Comedy/Musical Score

1967: Mo’Nique (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1993: Yalitza Aparicio (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1996: Hailee Steinfeld (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1962: Fred Sersen (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

2018: Bill Siegel (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Anthony Collins (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring, Musical Score

1971: Arnold Perl (57)

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

1986: Fritz Maurischat (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

2000: Rene Wheeler (88)

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

2002: Kay Rose (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing

2012: Ravi Shankar (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1936: Banjo on My Knee (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1936: General Spanky (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1952: The Star (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Bette Davis)

1954: The Country Girl (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Grace Kelly), Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Seaton), Actor (Bing Crosby), Actress (Grace Kelly), Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1957: Wild Is the Wind (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Anthony Quinn), Actress (Anna Magnani), Original Song (“Wild Is The Wind”)

1958: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Mark Robson)

1959: Li’l Abner (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1967: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Stanley Kramer), Actor (Spencer Tracy), Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Supporting Actor (Cecil Kellaway), Supporting Actress (Beah Richards), Story and Screenplay, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

1972: Man of La Mancha (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score

1978: Superman (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Editing, Sound, Visual Effects

1981: Pennies from Heaven (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Sound

1987: Wall Street (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Michael Douglas)
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Michael Douglas)

1987: Throw Momma from the Train (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Anne Ramsey)

1991: Hook (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“When You’re Alone”), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects

1992: Love Field (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer)

1992: A Few Good Men (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson), Editing, Sound

1992: Passion Fish (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Mary McDonnell), Original Screenplay

1998: A Simple Plan (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton), Adapted Screenplay

2002: About Schmidt (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates)

2009: The Lovely Bones (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Stanley Tucci)

2009: A Single Man (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Colin Firth)

2009: Invictus (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Morgan Freeman), Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)

2015: Boy and the World (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2015: The Big Short (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Pictue, Directing (Adam McKay), Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

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