This Day in Oscar History: November 17 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1885: Charles Rosher (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)

1898: William Flannery (60 at death)

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

1899: Douglas Shearer (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {21 Noms, 14 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects, Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing, Special Effects

1901: Lee Strasberg (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1905: Mischa Auer (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Theron Warth (61 at death)

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

1911: Charles Walters (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1914: Mikhail Bogdanov (80 at death)

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

1925: Rock Hudson (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 45th-Co | 1 time

1927: Lynn Stalmaster (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Martin Scorsese (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Danny DeVito (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1945: Roland Joffé (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1947: Will Vinton (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects, 74, 78, 81, 82

1958: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Rachel McAdams (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1971: Gladys Cooper (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1975: Merrill Pye (74)

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

1997: Peter James (73)

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

2008: Irving Brecher (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2008: Ennio de Concini (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1928: The Awakening (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1944: The Princess and the Pirate (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1954: Desiree (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1955: Oklahoma! (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical, Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Sound Recording

1963: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”), Substantially Original Score, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Sound, Sound Effects

1976: The Last Tycoon (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1981: Absence of Malice (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Paul Newman), Supporting Actress (Melinda Dillon), Original Screenplay

1988: Cinema Paradiso (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1989: Waltzing Regitze (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1989: The Little Mermaid (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Under The Sea”), Original Score     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Kiss The Girl”, “Under The Sea”), Original Score

1989: Harlem Nights (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1989: Valmont (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1995: The American President (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Musical or Comedy Score

2000: You Can Count on Me (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

2000: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup

2006: Happy Feet (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Animted Feature     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2009: The Blind Side (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Sandra Bullock)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Sandra Bullock)

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

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Mary J. Blige), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Mighty River”), Cinematography

2017: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Denzel Washington)

2017: The Breadwinner (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

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

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup & Hairstyling

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