This Day in Oscar History: November 18 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1888: Frances Marion (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Writing, Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Writing, Original Story

1900: Don Hartman (57 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Original Story

1900: Kim Gannon (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: Roland Anderson (85 at death)

  {15 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1909: Johnny Mercer (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {19 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Song Score

1939: Brenda Vaccaro (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Jack N. Green (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1955: Carter Burwell (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1968: Owen Wilson (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Chloë Sevigny (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1968: Walter Wanger (74)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Documentary Short, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Academy President #8 & #10: 1939-41; 1941-45, 6 terms

2002: James Coburn (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2003: Michael Kamen (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: Cy Coleman (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1949: Adam’s Rib (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1958: Mardi Gras (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1959: Ben-Hur (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 11 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actor (Charlton Heston), Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound, Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actor (Charlton Heston), Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Adapted Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound, Special Effects

1966: Closely Watched Trains (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1974: A Woman Under the Influence (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (John Cassavetes), Actress (Gena Rowlands)

1983: Yentl (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score or Adaptation Score     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Amy Irving), Original Song (“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”, “The Way He Makes Me Feel”), Original Song Score or Adaptation Score, Art Direction/Production Design

1992: Malcolm X (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Denzel Washington), Costume Design

2005: Walk the Line (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Reese Witherspoon)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon), Editing, Costume Design, Sound/Sound Mixing

2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

2016: Manchester by the Sea (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Casey Affleck), Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Kenneth Lonergan), Actor (Casey Affleck), Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Original Screenplay

2016: The Red Turtle (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

2016: Nocturnal Animals (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon)

2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

Oscar Ceremonies

1932: 5th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1931/32}

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