This Day in Oscar History: September 23 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: Stuart N. Lake (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1897: Walter Pidgeon (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1906: Walter MacEwen (79 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1909: Robert F. Blumofe (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1920: Mickey Rooney (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1925: Jean-Charles Tacchella (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Richard Tyler (58 at death)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1944: John Frazier (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Bruce Springsteen (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Bruce Cohen (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1974: Joshua Oppenheimer (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1975: Christopher Miller (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Arjen Tuiten (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

Died

2018: Gary Kurtz (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1981: Dan George (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1987: Bob Fosse (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Angelo Ross (78)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1997: Shirley Clarke (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: Robert Wells (75)

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

1999: Ivan Goff (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2003: Herb Gardner (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2006: Malcolm Arnold (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

Released

1927: Two Arabian Knights (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Comedy Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Directing (Lewis Milestone)

1927: Sunrise (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Unique and Artistic Picture, Actress (Janet Gaynor), Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Unique and Artistic Picture, Actress (Janet Gaynor), Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1936: Dodsworth (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Wyler), Actor (Walter Huston), Supporting Actress (Maria Ouspenskaya), Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1942: The War Against Mrs. Hadley (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1953: Mogambo (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Ava Gardner), Supporting Actress (Grace Kelly)

1954: La Strada (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Foreign Language Film

1957: The Three Faces of Eve (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Joanne Woodward)
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Joanne Woodward)

1968: Charly (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1968 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Cliff Robertson)
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Cliff Robertson)

1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay, Original Song (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), Non-Musical Score, Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Roy Hill), Story and Screenplay, Original Song (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), Non-Musical Score, Cinematography, Sound

1970: Tora! Tora! Tora! (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects

1970: Pieces of Dreams (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Pieces Of Dreams”)

1975: Nights and Days (44)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1983: The Big Chill (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actress (Glenn Close), Original Screenplay

1989: Jesus of Montreal (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1994: The Shawshank Redemption (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1994 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Morgan Freeman), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

2005: A History of Violence (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (William Hurt), Adapted Screenplay

2011: Moneyball (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Brad Pitt), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Sound/Sound Mixing

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