This Day in Oscar History: February 12 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

Born

1890: Bess Meredyth (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1892: Al Alborn (76 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1896: Charles G. Booth (53 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1903: Joseph Biroc (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1905: Lyle Wheeler (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {29 Noms, 5 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)

1906: Robert Bertrand (96 at death)

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

1922: Kay Rose (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing

1923: Franco Zeffirelli (97) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Costa-Gavras (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: John Hancock (81)

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

1968: Josh Brolin (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Darren Aronofsky (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

Died

1948: Leo Forbstein (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1969: Robert Presnell (74)

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

1970: Guy Endore (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1975: Bernard Knowles (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1976: Sal Mineo (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Jean Renoir (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1991: Ruth Morley (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

2007: Randy Stone (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2007: Peter Ellenshaw (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

2008: Oscar Brodney (100)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

Released

1942: Captains of the Clouds (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1949: The Quiet One (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: 1948: Documentary Feature; 1949: Story and Screenplay

1952: Navajo (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Documentary Feature

1964: Seven Days in May (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Edmond O’Brien), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1970: Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: 1970: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: 1970: Foreign Language Film, 1971: Original Story and Screenplay

1972: I Love You Rosa (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Jack Lemmon), Actress (Sissy Spacek), Adapted Screenplay

1982: One from the Heart (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score

1982: Quest for Fire (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2010: The Wolfman (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2010 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

Oscar Nominations

1950: 22nd Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1949}

1951: 23rd Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1950}

1955: 27th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1954}

1973: 45th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1972}

2002: 74th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 2001}

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