This Day in Oscar History: July 21 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

Born

1893: Eugen Shuftan (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1898: Charles Marshall (86 at death)

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

1899: Ralph Staub (70 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film

1902: Leah Rhodes (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Veniero Colasanti (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Suso Cecchi D’Amico (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Norman Jewison (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1946: Mel Damski (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Garry Trudeau (72)

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

1951: Robin Williams (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 58th-Co | 1 time

1953: John Nelson (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Died

2015: Theodore Bikel (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Elliott Clawson (59)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1948: David Wark Griffith (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Phil Charig (57)

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

1960: Al Hoffman (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: David Weisbart (52)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1967: Basil Rathbone (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Alvah Bessie (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Ulla-Britt Soderlund (41)

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

1989: Donald Brittain (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: Stanley Shapiro (65)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2004: Jerry Goldsmith (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {18 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Substantially Original Score, Non-Musical Score, Drama Score, Comedy/Musical Score

2006: Mako (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1929: Drag (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Frank Lloyd)

1939: Way Down South (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1960: Inherit the Wind (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Spencer Tracy), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

2006: Monster House (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2017: Dunkirk (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Christopher Nolan), Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

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