This Day in Oscar History: December 18 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1888: Gladys Cooper (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1891: Lewis Lewyn (77 at death)

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

1899: Rex Wimpy (73 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1900: Darrell Silvera (82 at death)

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

1904: George Stevens (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing
     Academy President #14: 1958-59, 1 term

1908: Celia Johnson (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1911: Jules Dassin (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Walter Lassally (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1937: Joel Hirschhorn (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1946: Steven Spielberg (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {17 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1963: Brad Pitt (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Rachel Griffiths (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1982: Keogh Gleason (76)

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1986: George Amy (83)

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

1990: Anne Revere (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1994: Lilia Skala (98) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2006: Joseph Barbera (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

Released

1937: Every Day’s a Holiday (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1944: Experiment Perilous (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1944: Here Come the Waves (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Accentuate The Positive”)

1944: Music for Millions (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: The Yearling (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Clarence Brown), Actor (Gregory Peck), Actress (Jane Wyman), Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design

1950: Seven Days to Noon (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1956: Baby Doll (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Carroll Baker), Supporting Actress (Mildred Dunnock), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 7 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (David Lean), Actor (Alec Guinness), Adapted Screenplay, Scoring, Editing, Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (David Lean), Actor (Alec Guinness), Supporting Actor (Sessue Hayakawa), Adapted Screenplay, Scoring, Editing, Cinematography

1958: Separate Tables (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (David Niven), Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (David Niven), Actress (Deborah Kerr), Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller), Adapted Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Cinematography

1958: Some Came Running (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Shirley MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Arthur Kennedy), Supporting Actress (Martha Hyer), Original Song (“To Love And Be Loved”), Costume Design

1959: Boy of Two Worlds (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1961: Pocketful of Miracles (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Peter Falk), Original Song (“Pocketful Of Miracles”), Costume Design (Color)

1962: David and Lisa (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Frank Perry), Adapted Screenplay

1966: Blow-Up (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Michelangelo Antonioni), Original Story and Screenplay

1968: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”)

1969: Anne of the Thousand Days (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 1 Win @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Richard Burton), Supporting Actor (Anthony Quayle), Adapted Screenplay, Non-Musical Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1969: The Damned (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

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

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

1972: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Marmalade, Molasses & Honey”)

1973: Amarcord (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: 1974: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: 1974: Foreign Language Film, 1975: Directing (Federico Fellini), Original Screenplay

1973: Cinderella Liberty (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Marsha Mason), Original Song (“Nice To Be Around”), Original Dramatic Score

1975: Barry Lyndon (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Stanley Kubrick), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1981: Heartbeeps (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1985: Brazil (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

1987: Ironweed (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Meryl Streep)

1987: The Dead (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design

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

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1996: Marvin’s Room (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Diane Keaton)

1998: The Prince of Egypt (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“When You Believe”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“When You Believe”), Original Musical or Comedy Score

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

2009: The Young Victoria (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup

2009: Nine (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Penélope Cruz), Original Song (“Take It All”), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2009: Avatar (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (James Cameron), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

2013: Her (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Moon Song”), Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design

2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Editing, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

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