This Day in Oscar History: December 7 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1882: Harry Chandlee (73 at death)

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

1887: Ernst Toch (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1891: Fay Bainter (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Alma Macrorie (65 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1915: Eli Wallach (98 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Jack Couffer (96)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1930: Harry Lange (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Ellen Burstyn (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 49th-Co | 1 time

1945: W. D. Richter (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Tony Thomas (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1949: Tom Waits (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song or Adaptation Score

Died

1956: Arthur Lange (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1967: Everett Douglas (65)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1990: Oscar Millard (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: Felix Jackson (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: John Addison (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Substantially Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Substantially Original Score, Drama Score

2001: Faith Hubley (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2003: Robert R. Benton (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

2005: Adrian Biddle (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2013: Edouard Molinaro (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1931: Arrowsmith (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adaptation, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1935: Broadway Hostess (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“Playboy of Paree”)

1942: Once Upon a Honeymoon (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1979: Star Trek – The Motion Picture (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

1984: 2010 (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound, Visual Effects

1988: Camille Claudel (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Isabelle Adjani), Foreign Language Film

1990: Edward Scissorhands (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2001: No Man’s Land (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2007: The Golden Compass (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

2007: I’m Not There (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett)

2018: Mary Queen of Scots (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling

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