This Day in Oscar History: October 21 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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2011: Oscar in Box Office History (9)

Born

1877: Josephine Lovett (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1915: Adele Palmer (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1921: Malcolm Arnold (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: Marcell Jankovics (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Darius Khondji (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1959: Ken Watanabe (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: Ethan Van der Ryn (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects/Editing

1963: Jason Kliot (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Evgeny Afineevsky (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1942: Charles Dorian (51)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1957: Joseph T. Rucker (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Ernest Haller (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1984: Francois Truffaut (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1995: Jack Rose (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2003: Elliott Smith (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2016: Janet Patterson (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2017: Robert Getchell (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1940: North West Mounted Police (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1942: For Me and My Gal (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1949: Beyond the Forest (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1964: My Fair Lady (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 8 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (George Cukor), Actor (Rex Harrison), Adaptation or Treatment Score, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Cukor), Actor (Rex Harrison), Supporting Actor (Stanley Holloway), Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound

1973: Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Joanne Woodward), Supporting Actress (Sylvia Sidney)

1981: The Boat Is Full (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1983: The Right Stuff (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score, Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Sam Shepard), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

1983: Under Fire (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1988: Little Dorrit (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Alec Guinness), Adapted Screenplay

1994: Bullets Over Broadway (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1994 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest)     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Woody Allen), Supporting Actor (Chazz Palminteri), Supporting Actress (Jennifer Tilly, Dianne Wiest), Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2005: North Country (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Charlize Theron), Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

2011: Margin Call (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2016: Moonlight (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Barry Jenkins), Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography

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