This Day in Oscar History: October 5 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1878: Louise Dresser (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1894: Del Andrews (48 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1897: William V. Skall (78 at death)

  {9 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1901: John Alton (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1907: Jean Louis (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1908: Joshua Logan (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1914: John Taylor (77 at death)

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

1923: Glynis Johns (97) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Herbert Kretzmer (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Diane Cilento (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Harold Faltermeyer (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1956: Ron Nyswaner (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1975: Kate Winslet (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Jesse Eisenberg (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Died

1974: Virgil E. Miller (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1977: Fred F. Finkelhoffe (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1981: Gloria Grahame (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1982: Joseph Hurley (68)

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

1986: Hal B. Wallis (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Irving G. Thalberg Award

1989: Paul Lerpae (89)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

2001: Joseph Stone (87)

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

2013: Carlo Lizzani (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1934: Cleopatra (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1934 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Assistant Directing, Editing, Cinematography, Sound Recording

1956: The Ten Commandments (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Editing, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction/Production Design, Color Costume Design, Sound Recording, Special Effects

1961: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Moon River”), Dramatic or Comedy Score     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Audrey Hepburn), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Moon River”), Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1966: Seconds (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1979: 10 (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“It’s Easy To Say”), Original Score

1979: Starting Over (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jill Clayburgh), Supporting Actress (Candice Bergen)

1990: Henry & June (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2001: Training Day (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Denzel Washington)     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Denzel Washington), Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke)

2005: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Animted Feature     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2005: The Squid and the Whale (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2012: Frankenweenie (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2018: A Star Is Born (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Actress (Lady Gaga), Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Shallow”), Cinematography, Sound Mixing

Oscar Nominations

1931: 4th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1930/31}

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