This Day in Oscar History: October 19 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1907: Leopold Atlas (46 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1913: Vasco Pratolini (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Juanita Moore (99 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1928: Zev Braun (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: John Lithgow (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: George Fenton (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score

1969: Trey Parker (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Jason Reitman (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1978: Gig Young (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: William Hornbeck (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Karinska (97) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Lawrence Butler (80)

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1994: Martha Raye (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1997: Arthur Ibbetson (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2001: Ray Lovejoy (62)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2019: Zev Braun (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1940: They Knew What They Wanted (80)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (William Gargan)

1945: Paris–Underground (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1948: The Three Musketeers (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1966: The Fortune Cookie (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Walter Matthau)     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Walter Matthau), Original Story and Screenplay, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1966: Return of the Seven (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1975: Hester Street (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Carol Kane)

1977: Looking for Mr. Goodbar (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Tuesday Weld), Cinematography

1979: …And Justice for All (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Al Pacino), Original Screenplay

1979: Meteor (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound

1990: Reversal of Fortune (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1990 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Jeremy Irons)     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Barbet Schroeder), Actor (Jeremy Irons), Adapted Screenplay

1990: Avalon (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design

2007: Gone Baby Gone (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Amy Ryan)

2012: The Sessions (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)

2018: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Melissa McCarthy), Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant), Adapted Screenplay

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