This Day in Oscar History: November 6 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Gus Kahn (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Scoring

1897: Rowland Brown (65 at death)

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

1911: Stephen Bosustow (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Animated Short Film

1913: Martin Goldsmith (80 at death)

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

1923: Sam O’Steen (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1925: Jean Aurel (70 at death)

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

1928: Peter Matz (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: June Squibb (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1931: Mike Nichols (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Alice Arlen (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Sally Field (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Ernest Thompson (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Eric Leighton (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1970: Ethan Hawke (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

1988: Emma Stone (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

Died

1991: Gene Tierney (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

2007: Peter Handford (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Released

1945: The Spanish Main (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1951: Detective Story (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Directing (William Wyler), Actress (Eleanor Parker), Supporting Actress (Lee Grant), Screenplay

1952: Breaking the Sound Barrier (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Recording     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Sound Recording

1956: Qivitoq (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1975: The Sunshine Boys (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (George Burns)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Walter Matthau), Supporting Actor (George Burns), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

1978: Midnight Express (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay, Original Score     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alan Parker), Supporting Actor (John Hurt), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing

1987: Cry Freedom (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Denzel Washington), Original Song (“Cry Freedom”), Original Score

1996: The English Patient (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 9 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Anthony Minghella), Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche), Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Anthony Minghella), Actor (Ralph Fiennes), Actress (Kristin Scott Thomas), Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche), Adapted Screenplay, Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound

1998: Velvet Goldmine (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1998: Elizabeth (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Cate Blanchett), Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup

2009: Precious (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Lee Daniels), Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

2015: Spotlight (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Tom McCarthy), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Original Screenplay Editing

2015: Spectre (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Writing’s On the Wall”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Writing’s On the Wall”)

2019: Marriage Story (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Adam Driver), Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Supporting Actress (Laura Dern), Original Screenplay, Original Score

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