This Day in Oscar History: December 12 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1881: Harry M. Warner (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1893: Edward G. Robinson (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1897: Eddie Imazu (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1899: Floyd Crosby (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: William Rose (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1915: Frank Sinatra (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor, Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 35th, 47th-Co | 2 times

1925: Anne V. Coates (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1927: Roman Kroitor (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: John Osborne (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: William McCaughey (70 at death)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1936: Alfred Uhry (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Tom Wilkinson (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Gu Changwei (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1968: Rory Kennedy (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Jennifer Connelly (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1996: Lucas Hedges (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1939: Douglas Fairbanks (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Academy President #1: 1927-29, 3 terms; Academy Awards Host: 1st-Co, 1 time

1960: Ralph Berger (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Ranald MacDougall (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1980: Urie McCleary (75)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1985: Anne Baxter (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1986: Harry Owens (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Gaston Diehl (87)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

2005: Gyula Trebitsch (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Film

2011: Bert Schneider (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

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

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film (Special/Honorary)     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1953: Hondo (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Geraldine Page), Motion Picture Story

1955: The Rose Tattoo (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Anna Magnani), Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Anna Magnani), Supporting Actress (Marisa Pavan), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Black-and-White Costume Design

1960: The Angry Silence (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1962: Freud (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay, Substantially Original Score

1963: The Cardinal (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Otto Preminger), Supporting Actor (John Huston), Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1966: A Man for All Seasons (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 6 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Actor (Paul Scofield), Adapted Screenplay, Color Cinematography, Color Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Actor (Paul Scofield), Supporting Actor (Robert Shaw), Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller), Adapted Screenplay, Color Cinematography, Color Costume Design

1973: The Last Detail (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actor (Randy Quaid), Adapted Screenplay

1980: Tess (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Roman Polanski), Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1986: Crimes of the Heart (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Sissy Spacek), Supporting Actress (Tess Harper), Adapted Screenplay

1988: Rain Man (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Barry Levinson), Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Barry Levinson), Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1997: Deconstructing Harry (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2002: Twin Sisters (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2003: Girl with a Pearl Earring (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2003: Something’s Gotta Give (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Diane Keaton)

2008: Doubt (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay

2014: Inherent Vice (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design

2018: Vice (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Adam McKay), Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Original Screenplay, Film Editing

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.