This Day in Oscar History: December 4 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1902: Malcolm Bert (70 at death)

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

1910: Alex North (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {15 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Non-Musical Score, Drama Score

1913: Mark Robson (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1921: Deanna Durbin (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: John W. Corso (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Richard Robbins (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Jeff Bridges (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Marisa Tomei (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1968: Jack Eaton (80)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: One-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film

1969: Sidney Meyers (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1995: Robert Parrish (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2019: John W. Corso (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1942: The Black Swan (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color), Special Effects

1947: Good News (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Pass That Peace Pipe”)

1952: Million Dollar Mermaid (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1969: A Boy Named Charlie Brown (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score

1970: The Garden of the Finzi Continis (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Foreign Language Film

1981: On Golden Pond (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Henry Fonda), Actress (Katherine Hepburn), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Mark Rydell), Actor (Henry Fonda), Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Supporting Actress (Jane Fonda), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

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

  {12 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Warren Beatty), Supporting Actress (Maureen Stapleton), Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Warren Beatty), Actor (Warren Beatty), Actress (Diane Keaton), Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actress (Maureen Stapleton), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1985: Young Sherlock Holmes (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1992: Belle Epoque (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1993 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1997: Good Will Hunting (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Robin Williams), Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Gus Van Sant), Actor (Matt Damon), Supporting Actor (Robin Williams), Supporting Actress (Minnie Driver), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Misery”), Original Dramatic Score, Editing

1998: Little Voice (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Brenda Blethyn)

2002: The Pianist (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Roman Polanski), Actor (Adrien Brody), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Roman Polanski), Actor (Adrien Brody), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design

2009: The Secret of Kells (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2009: Up in the Air (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Jason Reitman), Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick), Adapted Screenplay

2009: The Last Station (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Helen Mirren), Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)

2015: Youth (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Simple Song #3”)

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