This Day in Oscar History: October 2 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Groucho Marx (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Graham Greene (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1919: Shirley Clarke (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1941: Les Lazarowitz (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

1943: Eduardo Serra (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1951: Sting (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Lorraine Bracco (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Terence Winter (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Joe Walker (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1963: Joe Walker (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1966: Carlos Cuarón (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1954: John Hughes (72)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1956: George Bancroft (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1985: Rock Hudson (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 45th-Co | 1 time

1987: Russell Rouse (73)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1988: Lothar Wolff (79)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1990: Peter Herman Adler (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: Gene Autry (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2005: August Wilson (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1929: Disraeli (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (George Arliss)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (George Arliss), Writing

1937: The Awful Truth (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Leo McCarey)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Leo McCarey), Actress (Irene Dunne), Supporting Actor (Ralph Bellamy), Screenplay, Editing

1940: Angels over Broadway (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: I’ll Get By (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1961: The Mark (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Stuart Whitman)

1977: Julia (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Jason Robards), Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Actress (Jane Fonda), Supporting Actor (Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell), Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design

1992: Glengarry Glen Ross (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Al Pacino)

1998: What Dreams May Come (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

2009: A Serious Man (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay

2015: The Martian (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

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