This Day in Oscar History: July 7 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Born

1898: Edward Curtiss (72 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1899: George Cukor (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1901: John S. Toldy (57 at death)

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

1902: Vittorio De Sica (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Gian-Carlo Menotti (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1940: Ringo Starr (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score

1962: Akiva Goldsman (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Bérénice Bejo (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Patrik Eklund (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1947: Sidney Wagner (46)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1967: Vivien Leigh (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1970: Hein Heckroth (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1971: Ub Iwerks (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1974: Leon Shamroy (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Dore Schary (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story, Screenplay, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Two-Reel Short Film

1984: Flora Robson (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1986: Frederick Kohner (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2005: Jocelyn Rickards (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1950: The Flame and the Arrow (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Color)

1960: Elmer Gantry (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Burt Lancaster), Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones), Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Burt Lancaster), Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score

1989: The Music Teacher (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1989: Lethal Weapon 2 (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects Editing

2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Ang Lee), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“A Love Before Time”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Foreign Language Film

2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

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