This Day in Oscar History: December 8 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Gerard Carbonara (72 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1896: Bryan Foy (80 at death)

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

1900: Irene (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Daniel B. Cathcart (52 at death)

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

1906: Gordon Wellesley (73 at death)

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

1911: Lee J. Cobb (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Ernest Lehman (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1916: Richard O. Fleischer (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Sammy Davis Jr. (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 44th-Co, 47th-Co | 2 times

1930: Maximilian Schell (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Michael Kahn (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1944: Elsa Zamparelli (76)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1949: Nancy Meyers (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Rick Baker (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Visual Effects

1953: Kim Basinger (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1954: Gladys George (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1972: William Dieterle (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1980: John Lennon (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score

1990: Martin Ritt (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1996: Howard E. Rollins Jr. (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: Lionel Rogosin (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2009: Joan Bridge (97)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

2017: Howard Gottfried (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Released

1932: A Farewell to Arms (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

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

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Leslie Howard), Actress (Wendy Hiller), Screenplay

1944: Guest in the House (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1949: On the Town (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1960: The Sundowners (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Actress (Deborah Kerr), Supporting Actress (Glynis Johns), Adapted Screenplay

1968: The Fixer (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Alan Bates)

1978: The Deer Hunter (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Michael Cimino), Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Editing, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Michael Cimino), Actor (Robert De Niro), Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

1978: The Brink’s Job (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1982: Sophie’s Choice (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Meryl Streep)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design

1982: The Verdict (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sidney Lumet), Actor (Paul Newman), Supporting Actor (James Mason), Adapted Screenplay

1993: Six Degrees of Separation (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Stockard Channing)

1995: Georgia (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Mare Winningham)

2006: Apocalypto (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

2006: Blood Diamond (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou), Editing, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

2017: I, Tonya (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 2017 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Allison Janney)     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Margot Robbie), Supporting Actress (Allison Janney), Film Editing

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