This Day in Oscar History: October 6 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1898: Mitchell Leisen (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1901: Ted J. Kent (84 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1904: Folmar Blangsted (77 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1906: Janet Gaynor (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: Carole Lombard (33 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1909: Robert Carson (73 at death)

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

1914: Thor Heyerdahl (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Anthea Sylbert (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1962: John Knoll (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1963: Elisabeth Shue (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1982: William Butler (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1947: Samuel Hoffenstein (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Screenplay, Scoring

1985: Nelson Riddle (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song or Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score

1989: Bette Davis (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress
     Academy President #9: 1941, 1 term (resigned)

1990: James E. Newcom (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1992: Denholm Elliott (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Arthur Jacobson (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

2000: Richard Farnsworth (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

2011: Diane Cilento (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1927: The Jazz Singer (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Writing Adaptation

1939: Intermezzo (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1944: Music in Manhattan (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1945: Sunbonnet Sue (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1949: The Heiress (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Olivia de Havilland), Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-Whtie Art Direction/Production Design, Black-and-White Costume Design     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actress (Olivia de Havilland), Supporting Actor (Ralph Richardson), Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Black-and-White Costume Design

1953: Little Fugitive (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1959: Pillow Talk (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story and Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Doris Day), Supporting Actress (Thelma Ritter), Original Story and Screenplay, Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1963: Tom Jones (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1963 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Tony Richardson), Adapted Screenplay, Substantially Original Score     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Tony Richardson), Actor (Albert Finney), Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Supporting Actress (Diane Cilento, Dame Edith Evans, Joyce Redman), Adapted Screenplay, Substantially Original Score, Color Art Direction/Production Design

1988: Hanussen (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2000: Requiem for a Dream (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Ellen Burstyn)

2000: Dancer in the Dark (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“I’ve Seen It All”)

2000: Meet the Parents (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Fool In Love”)

2006: Little Children (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actress (Kate Winslet), Supporting Actor (Jackie Earle Haley), Adapted Screenplay

2017: The Florida Project (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe)

2017: Blade Runner 2049 (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

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