This Day in Oscar History: November 8 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1902: Emmet Lavery (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1909: George Wells (91 at death)

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

1913: Robert Strauss (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Walter Mirisch (99) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Irving G. Thalberg Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture
     Academy President #21: 1973-77, 4 terms

1931: Stu Linder (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: John Farrar (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Alfre Woodard (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: John Musker (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

1955: Martin Walsh (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1956: Richard Curtis (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: Solana Rowe (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1968: Wendell Corey (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #17: 1961-63, 2 terms

1971: Jack Brooks (59)

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

2002: Jack Solomon (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2011: Gene Cantamessa (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1935: Mutiny on the Bounty (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Frank Lloyd), Actor (Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone), Screenplay, Scoring, Editing

1937: Portia on Trial (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1939: First Love (81)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design

1940: Bitter Sweet (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1940: The Mark of Zorro (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1949: All the King’s Men (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Actor (Broderick Crawford), Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Robert Rossen), Actor (Broderick Crawford), Supporting Actor (John Ireland), Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge), Screenplay, Editing

1951: Quo Vadis (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design

1962: Mutiny on the Bounty (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Song (“Love Song from Mutiny on the Bounty (Follow Me)”), Substantially Original Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Special Effects

1964: Fate Is the Hunter (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1973: Robin Hood (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Love”)

1985: Twice in a Lifetime (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Amy Madigan)

1989: Henry V (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Kenneth Branagh), Actor (Kenneth Branagh), Costume Design

2002: Far from Heaven (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Julianne Moore), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography

2002: 8 Mile (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Lose Yourself”)     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Lose Yourself”)

2013: The Book Thief (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score

2013: The Wind Rises (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2019: Klaus (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

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