This Day in Oscar History: February 11 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

Born

1908: Philip Dunne (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Screenplay

1909: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adaptation, Screenplay, Story and Screenplay
     Academy Awards Host: 28th-Co | 1 time

1916: Walter Newman (77 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1917: Giuseppe De Santis (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1917: Sidney Sheldon (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1925: Kim Stanley (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: Louis Garfinkle (77 at death)

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

1936: Burt Reynolds (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 46th-Co | 1 time

1939: Gerry Goffin (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: Sergio Mendes (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1945: Al Dubin (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1976: Lee J. Cobb (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Heinz Roemheld (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1985: Henry Hathaway (86)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1985: George James Hopkins (88)

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

1989: T. E.B. Clarke (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1989: Roland Gross (80)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1992: Robert Russell (80)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

2000: Bernadino Zapponi (73)

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

2001: Sy Gomberg (82)

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

2004: Robert E. Thompson (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1938: The Big Broadcast of 1938 (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Thanks For The Memory”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Thanks For The Memory”)

1938: Of Human Hearts (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Beulah Bondi)

1959: The Hanging Tree (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“The Hanging Tree”)

1975: Shampoo (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Lee Grant)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Jack Warden), Supporting Actress (Lee Grant), Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

1977: Fellini’s Casanova (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design

1980: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominations

1940: 12th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1939}

1952: 24th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1951}

1982: 54th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1981}

1987: 59th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1986}

1997: 69th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1996}

2003: 75th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2002}

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