This Day in Oscar History: October 31 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Sara Allgood (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1893: John Waters (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1896: Ethel Waters (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: Eric Hatch (71 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1922: Barbara Bel Geddes (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Lee Grant (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1932: April Ferry (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: Sally Kirkland (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1946: Stephen Rea (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1961: Peter Jackson (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1961: Larry Mullen (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Adam Schlesinger (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Nora Twomey (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Raymond Mansfield (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1961: Marcel Vertes (66)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1962: Frederick Stephani (59)

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

1968: William Perlberg (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1971: Robert Planck (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1988: John Houseman (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Federico Fellini (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1993: River Phoenix (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: Ring Lardner Jr. (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2014: Ian Fraser (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1941: Appointment for Love (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1941: All-American Co-Ed (78)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Out Of The Silence”), Score of a Musical

1941: The Chocolate Soldier (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Sound Recording

1945: This Love of Ours (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Spellbound (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alfred Hitchcock), Supporting Actor (Michael Chekhov), Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-Whtie Cinematography, Special Effects

1953: Gate of Hell (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color), Foreign Language Film (Special/Honorary)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1962: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actor (Victor Buono), Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White), Sound

1962: Period of Adjustment (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

2001: The Man Who Wasn’t There (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2014: Nightcrawler (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

Oscar Nominations

1929: 2nd Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1928/29}

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