This Day in Oscar History: December 21 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Frances Goodrich (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Screenplay

1905: Harry Revel (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Eustace Lycett (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Joe Mantell (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: John G. Avildsen (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Documentary Short

1937: Jane Fonda (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 49th-Co, 58th-Co | 2 times

1948: Samuel L. Jackson (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Jeffrey Katzenberg (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1952: Joseph Viskocil (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1969: Julie Delpy (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Rachel Shenton (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short

Died

1937: Pierre Collings (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1958: H. B. Warner (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Stuart Erwin (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: James Kennaway (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Marc Connelly (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1987: Ralph Nelson (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Released

1943: The Song of Bernadette (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Jennifer Jones), Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Henry King), Actress (Jennifer Jones), Supporting Actor (Charles Bickford), Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper, Anne Revere), Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1949: Twelve O’Clock High (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Dean Jagger), Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Gregory Peck), Supporting Actor (Dean Jagger), Sound Recording

1949: Samson and Delilah (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Special Effects

1951: Decision Before Dawn (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Editing

1960: Exodus (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Dramatic or Comedy Score     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Sal Mineo), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color)

1960: Pepe (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Faraway Part Of Town”), Score of a Musical, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Sound

1963: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1964: Goldfinger (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects

1965: Thunderball (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1965 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Special Visual Effects

1966: Grand Prix (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects

1966: Gambit (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Sound

1967: The Graduate (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Mike Nichols)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Mike Nichols), Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Actress (Anne Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Katharine Ross), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography

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

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jean Simmons), Original Song (“What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”)

1972: Cries and Whispers (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Ingmar Bergman), Story and Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design

1979: The Black Hole (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Visual Effects

1979: The Electric Horseman (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound

1983: Le Bal (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1988: Beaches (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1994: Little Women (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1994 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Winona Ryder), Original Score, Costume Design

1999: Girl, Interrupted (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Angelina Jolie)     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Angelina Jolie)

2001: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2006: Curse of the Golden Flower (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2006: Venus (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Peter O’Toole)

2007: Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Johnny Depp), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2007: Charlie Wilson’s War (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman)

2011: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Rooney Mara), Editing, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

2012: The Impossible (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Naomi Watts)

2016: Passengers (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design

2018: Cold War (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Pawel Pawlikowski), Cinematography, Foreign Language Film

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