This Day in Oscar History: December 5 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1878: Milan Roder (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1897: Nunnally Johnson (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1898: Grace Moore (48 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1901: Walt Disney (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {59 Noms, 26 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film, Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1902: Emeric Pressburger (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1903: Eric Stacey (65 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1906: Willard Van Dyke (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Otto Preminger (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Abraham Polonsky (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Adolph Caesar (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Thomas Causey (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1954: Hanif Kureishi (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Luc Jacquet (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1967: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Richard E. Robbins (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Eric Saindon (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1972: Linus Sandgren (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Died

1974: Pietro Germi (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1981: Charles Barton (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1984: Joe Rock (90)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Novelty Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Novelty Short Film

1993: Alexander Trauner (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1994: Harry Horner (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

2006: Gerry Humphreys (75)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2008: Nina Foch (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1928: The Barker (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Betty Compson)

1940: The Thief of Bagdad (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Special Effects

1957: Sayonara (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Red Buttons), Supporting Actress (Miyoshi Umeki), Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Joshua Logan), Actor (Marlon Brando), Supporting Actor (Red Buttons), Supporting Actress (Miyoshi Umeki), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1959: Operation Petticoat (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1963: Charade (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Charade”)

1973: Serpico (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Al Pacino), Adapted Screenplay

1976: Bound for Glory (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score, Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song Score, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design

1990: The Grifters (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (Stephen Frears), Actress (Anjelica Huston), Supporting Actress (Annette Bening), Adapted Screenplay

2003: The Last Samurai (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound/Sound Mixing

2007: Juno (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Jason Reitman), Actress (Ellen Page), Original Screenplay

2008: Frost/Nixon (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Ron Howard), Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

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