This Day in Oscar History: September 15 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1894: Jean Renoir (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1895: Frank X. Shaw (81 at death)

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

1908: Jules Schermer (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Sidney Paul Solow (73 at death)

  {0 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)

1912: J. McMillan Johnson (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Visual Effects, Special Effects

1915: Albert Whitlock (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1919: Nelson Gidding (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Jackie Cooper (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1925: Carlo Rambaldi (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1932: Rodger E. Maus (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Chris Menges (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1945: Ron Shelton (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Tommy Lee Jones (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Oliver Stone (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Pawel Pawlikowski (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1958: Michael Dawson (62)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1968: Christian Colson (52)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1977: Tom Hardy (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

2018: John M. Dwyer (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Leroy Stone (55)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1963: Oliver G. Wallace (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1964: William S. Darling (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1983: LeRoy Prinz (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1988: Samuel E. Beetley (74)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1992: John Taylor (77)

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

2005: Guy Green (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

Released

1933: Berkeley Square (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Leslie Howard)

1944: The Merry Monahans (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1956: Lust for Life (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn)
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Kirk Douglas), Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay, Foreign Language Film

1977: White Bim Black Ear (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1995: The Usual Suspects (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey), Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey), Original Screenplay

1999: American Beauty (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Sam Mendes), Actor (Kevin Spacey), Original Screenplay, Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sam Mendes), Actor (Kevin Spacey), Actress (Annette Bening), Original Screenplay, Origianl Score, Editing, Cinematography

2006: The Black Dahlia (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

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