This Day in Oscar History: December 22 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1888: Lucien Hubbard (83 at death)

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

1907: Peggy Ashcroft (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1917: Freddie Francis (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1940: David Stevens (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Nick Enright (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Birger Larsen (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Ralph Fiennes (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1966: Harry Beaumont (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1966: Robert Hopkins (80)

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

1969: Josef Von Sternberg (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1973: Edward Kay (75)

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1978: Rochus Gliese (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Darryl F. Zanuck (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: PicturePicture, Original Story, Irving G. Thalberg Award

1980: Lesser Samuels (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1985: Lawrence Hauben (54)

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

1991: Jack Otterson (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Alexander Mackendrick (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2017: Jerry Greenberg (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1930: The Royal Family of Broadway (90)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Fredric March)

1933: Flying Down to Rio (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1934 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Carioca”)

1938: Sweethearts (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Sound Recording, Honorary Award

1948: Joan of Arc (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Costume Design (Color), Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Ingrid Bergman), Supporting Actor (José Ferrer), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Honorary Award

1951: I Want You (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1953: Knights of the Round Table (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1955: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1958: tom thumb (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1965: Inside Daisy Clover (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1965 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1965: Doctor Zhivago (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1965 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay, Substantially Original Score, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (David Lean), Supporting Actor (Tom Courtenay), Adapted Screenplay, Substantially Original Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound

1971: Straw Dogs (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Dramatic Score

1971: Mary, Queen of Scots (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Original Dramatic Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1975: The Story of Adele H. (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Isabelle Adjani)

1976: Voyage of the Damned (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Lee Grant), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score

1977: Viva Italia! (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1978: California Suite (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith)     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

1989: Music Box (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jessica Lange)

1993: Philadelphia (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Song (“Streets Of Philadelphia”)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Philadelphia”, “Streets Of Philadelphia”), Makeup

1995: Nixon (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Supporting Actress (Joan Allen), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score

1995: Shanghai Triad (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1999: Snow Falling on Cedars (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2000: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography

2000: Before Night Falls (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Javier Bardem)

2000: Cast Away (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Tom Hanks), Sound

2004: Sideways (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alexander Payne), Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church), Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), Adapted Screenplay

2004: Hotel Rwanda (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Don Cheadle), Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo), Original Screenplay

2004: The Phantom of the Opera (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Learn To Be Lonely”), Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

2006: The Good Shepherd (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

2010: Country Strong (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Coming Home”)

2010: True Grit (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen), Actor (Jeff Bridges), Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

2017: The Post (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Meryl Streep)

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