This Day in Oscar History: December 24 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Michael Curtiz (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1893: Ruth Chatterton (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1893: Harry Warren (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1898: Bernard W. Burton (92 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1901: Tom Reed (59 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1906: Franz Waxman (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score

1921: Paul Zastupnevich (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1922: Ava Gardner (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1945: Nicholas Meyer (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1959: Lee Daniels (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1962: Bill Siegel (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Neil Corbould (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1958: Nicholas Brodszky (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1975: Bernard Herrmann (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score

1983: Edward Paul (87)

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

1987: Josef Myrow (77)

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

1994: John Osborne (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Harold Pinter (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Charles Durning (89)

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

2012: Richard Rodney Bennett (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Drama Score

2013: Frédéric Back (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2016: Gil Parrondo (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

Released

1937: Hitting a New High (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

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

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Walter Brennan)     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Walter Brennan)

1943: The Gang’s All Here (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1943: Jack London (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1943: A Guy Named Joe (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1947: My Wild Irish Rose (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1948: The Paleface (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Buttons And Bows”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Buttons And Bows”)

1996: The Portrait of a Lady (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Barbara Hershey), Costume Design

2003: Monster (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Charlize Theron)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Charlize Theron)

2014: Two Days, One Night (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Marion Cotillard)

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