This Day in Oscar History: December 6 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1885: Ernest Palmer (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)

1887: Lynn Fontanne (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1889: Abem Finkel (58 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1890: Carl Weyl (57 at death)

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

1896: Ira Gershwin (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1900: Agnes Moorehead (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 20th-Co | 1 time

1902: Leo Tover (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Richard Edlund (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 8 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1944: Arnon Milchan (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1948: JoBeth Williams (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: Tom Hulce (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1955: Steven Wright (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1958: Nick Park (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1979: Casey Robinson (76)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1989: Sammy Fain (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1991: Louis Harris (85)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1991: Rodney Ackland (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1993: Don Ameche (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1994: Alun Owen (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1997: Eliot Daniel (89)

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

2014: Takao Saito (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Released

1939: The Great Victor Herbert (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Sound Recording

1943: In Old Oklahoma (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Sound Recording

1945: The Bells of St. Mary’s (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Leo McCarey), Actor (Bing Crosby), Actress (Ingid Bergman), Original Song (“Aren’t You Glad You’re You?”), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Sound Recording

1962: Billy Rose’s Jumbo (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1982: Gandhi (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 8 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Richard Attenborough), Actor (Ben Kingsley), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Richard Attenborough), Actor (Ben Kingsley), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound

1983: The Dresser (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Peter Yates), Actor (Tom Courtenay, Albert Finney), Adapted Screenplay

1991: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Sound Effects Editing

1996: Jerry Maguire (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Tom Cruise), Supporting Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Original Screenplay, Editing

1996: Daylight (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects Editing

2002: Adaptation (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Chris Cooper)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Nicolas Cage), Supporting Actor (Chris Cooper), Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Adapted Screenplay

2013: Inside Llewyn Davis (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing

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