This Day in Oscar History: July 31 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1885: Tom Barry (46 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1886: Fred Quimby (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {13 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1901: Renie (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1905: Winton C. Hoch (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1915: Chet Forrest (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1929: Don Murray (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Barry DeVorzon (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Stanley R. Jaffe (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1943: Ryan Larkin (63 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: John N. Smith (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Sherry Lansing (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1962: David Boehm (69)

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

1990: Jan Stussy (68)

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

2010: Suso Cecchi D’Amico (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2017: Henry Richardson (81)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

Released

1940: The Boys from Syracuse (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Special Effects

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

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Drama/Comedy Score, Color Cinematography

1955: Pete Kelly’s Blues (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Peggy Lee)

1958: A Certain Smile (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Certain Smile”), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1963: Toys in the Attic (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1967: The Whisperers (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Dame Edith Evans)

1968: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Alan Arkin), Supporting Actress (Sondra Locke)

1992: Enchanted April (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Joan Plowright), Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design

1992: Death Becomes Her (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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