This Day in Oscar History: December 23 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1887: John Cromwell (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 17th-Co | 1 time

1899: Richard Schweizer (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Fred Coe (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1916: Dino Risi (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Calder Willingham (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Frederic Forrest (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: Elizabeth Hartman (43 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1956: Frank Partos (55)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1964: Raymond Rasch (47)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama Score

1969: Leon Barsacq (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Walter Greene (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Gene Milford (89)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1997: Stanley Cortez (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1908: John S. Detlie (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2007: Michael Kidd (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1929: Sally (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1932: Rasputin and the Empress (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1942: In Which We Serve (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: 1942: Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: 1943: Picture, Original Screenplay

1949: Prince of Foxes (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1952: Moulin Rouge (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (John Huston), Actor (Jose Ferrer), Supporting Actress (Colette Marchand), Editing, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design

1952: Come Back, Little Sheba (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Shirley Booth)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Shirley Booth), Supporting Actress (Terry Moore), Editing

1953: Miss Sadie Thompson (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Sadie Thompson’s Song (Blue Pacific Blues)”)

1954: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Special Effects

1959: Suddenly, Last Summer (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1987: Good Morning, Vietnam (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Robin Williams)

1988: The Accidental Tourist (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Geena Davis)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actress (Geena Davis), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score

1990: Green Card (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

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

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Miranda Richardson)

1992: Scent of a Woman (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Al Pacino)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Martin Brest), Actor (Al Pacino), Adapted Screenplay

1994: Legends of the Fall (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1994 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound

1994: Nobody’s Fool (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1994 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Paul Newman), Adapted Screenplay

1998: The Thin Red Line (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Terrence Malick), Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

2005: Tsotsi (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2005: Munich (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Steven Spielberg), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing

2015: 45 Years (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

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

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

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