This Day in Oscar History: July 24 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1893: Edward R. Robinson (85 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1898: Bernard B. Brown (82 at death)

  {11 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1899: Dan George (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1900: Joseph Valentine (48 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Leo Arnaud (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Harry Horner (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1912: Hugh S. Fowler (63 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1915: Eve Newman (88 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1919: Peter Zinner (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Colin Low (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Animated Short Film

1929: Peter Yates (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1942: Chris Sarandon (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Gus Van Sant (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1977: Talal Derki (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1982: Anna Paquin (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1973: Theron Warth (61)

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

1976: Leo Shuken (70)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1980: Peter Sellers (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Live Action Short Film

1997: Laszlo Gorog (93)

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

1932: Brian Savegar (74 )

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

2014: Walt Martin (69)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Released

1930: Raffles (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1939: Beau Geste (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Brian Donlevy), Art Direction/Production Design

1940: The Great McGinty (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1944: The Seventh Cross (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Hume Cronyn)

1944: Wing and a Prayer (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1946: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1952: High Noon (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Gary Cooper), Song (“High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'”), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Actor (Gary Cooper), Screenplay, Song (“High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'”), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing

1998: Saving Private Ryan (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Steven Spielberg), Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Sound Effects Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Steven Spielberg), Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Screenplay, Drama Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Makeup, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

2009: In the Loop (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

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