This Day in Oscar History: October 15 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1874: Douglas Doty (60 at death)

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

1879: Jane Darwell (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1895: Alfred Neumann (56 at death)

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

1900: Mervyn LeRoy (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1903: George Amy (83 at death)

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

1920: Mario Puzo (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1920: Henri Verneuil (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Robert Wells (75 at death)

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

1926: Richard J. Stumpf (79 at death)

  {0 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)

1956: Stephen Altman (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1964: Cole Porter (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Arthur Hilton (82)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1996: Kemp R. Niver (84)

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

1999: Terry Gilkyson (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2001: Robert Rutledge (53)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

Released

1936: The Garden of Allah (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing, Scoring, Honorary Award

1937: The Girl Said No (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Hit Parade of 1941 (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Who Am I?”), Scoring

1940: The Great Dictator (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Charles Chaplin), Supporting Actor (Jack Oakie), Original Screenplay, Original Score

1947: Green Dolphin Street (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Sound Recording, Special Effects

1951: The Lavender Hill Mob (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Alec Guinness), Story and Screenplay

1969: Paint Your Wagon (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1975: Whiffs (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Now That We’re In Love”)

1993: Fearless (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Rosie Perez)

1999: The Straight Story (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Richard Farnsworth)

1999: Fight Club (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects Editing

2004: Being Julia (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Annette Bening)

2004: The Motorcycle Diaries (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Al Otro Lado Del Río”)     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Al Otro Lado Del Río”)

2010: Hereafter (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2010 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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