This Day in Oscar History: October 4 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1895: Buster Keaton (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: James R. Webb (63 at death)

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

1921: James Poe (58 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1924: Charlton Heston (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 45th-Co | 1 time

1946: Susan Sarandon (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1956: Christoph Waltz (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Geoffrey Fletcher (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Hoyte van Hoytema (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Died

1988: Zlatko Grgic (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: Roy Charman (60)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1996: Stephen J. Friedman (59)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2001: Al Ham (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

2002: Don Peters (81)

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

2003: William Cayton (85)

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

2005: Harold Leventhal (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2018: Will Vinton (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects, 74, 78, 81, 82

Released

1951: An American in Paris (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 6 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Story and Screenplay, Musical Score, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Vincente Minnelli), Story and Screenplay, Musical Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design

1962: The Longest Day (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Black-and-White Cinematography, Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Special Effects

1964: The Visit (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1978: The Boys from Brazil (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Laurence Olivier), Original Score, Editing

1985: Jagged Edge (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1985 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Robert Loggia)

1996: That Thing You Do! (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“That Thing You Do!”)

2013: Gravity (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 7 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Alfonso Cuaron), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Alfonso Cuaron), Actress (Sandra Bullock), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

2019: Joker (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Todd Phillips), Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

2019: Pain and Glory (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Antonio Banderas), International Film

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