This Day in Oscar History: October 17 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Spring Byington (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1889: Mildred Cram (95 at death)

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

1893: Richard Connell (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1900: Jean Arthur (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1903: Casey Robinson (76 at death)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1907: John Marley (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Kemp R. Niver (84 at death)

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

1915: Arthur Miller (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1920: Montgomery Clift (45 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Wolf Koenig (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1944: Steve Maslow (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1946: Cameron Mackintosh (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1947: Michael McKean (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Howard E. Rollins Jr. (46 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Michael Tolkin (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Rob Marshall (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1972: Eminem (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Tarell Alvin McCraney (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Nicholas Britell (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Felicity Jones (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1950: Gordon Wiles (46)

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

1950: Herbert Clyde Lewis (41)

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

1963: Harry Grey (58)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1979: S. J. Perelman (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Vittorio Nino Novarese (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1986: Leah Rhodes (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1986: Ronald S. Kass (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2001: Jay Livingston (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

2003: Bernard Schwartz (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2017: Harry Stradling Jr. (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2018: Hesper Anderson (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1939: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Frank Capra), Actor (James Stewart), Supporting Actor (Harry Carey), Supporting Actor (Claude Rains), Screenplay, Original Story, Scoring, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1941: Target for Tonight (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award

1944: None but the Lonely Heart (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Ethel Barrymore)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Cary Grant), Supporting Actress (Ethel Barrymore), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Editing

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

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Julie”)

1956: Around the World in 80 Days (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Michael Anderson), Adapted Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design

1966: Georgy Girl (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Lynn Redgrave), Supporting Actor (James Mason), Original Song (“Georgy Girl”), Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1968: Bullitt (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Sound

1971: Murmur of the Heart (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1973: The Way We Were (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“The Way We Were”), Original Dramatic Score     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Barbra Streisand), Original Song (“The Way We Were”), Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1974: Benji (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Benji’s Theme (I Feel Love)”)

1986: The Color of Money (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Paul Newman)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Paul Newman), Supporting Actress (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

2003: Pieces of April (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson)

2014: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2014: Birdman (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

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