This Day in Oscar History: September 24 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Paul Eagler (71 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1908: Gile Steele (43 at death)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1909: Ben Oakland (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Douglas Gamley (73 at death)

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

1931: Anthony Newley (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Jim Henson (53 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: William Neil (80)

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

1941: Linda McCartney (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Catherine Burns (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Pedro Almodóvar (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Christopher Greenbury (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1961: John Logan (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1962: Nia Vardalos (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Stephane Ceretti (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1940: Grover Jones (46)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story, Screenplay

1981: Edward Schreiber (68)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1998: Jeff Moss (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1932: Smilin’ Through (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1942: My Sister Eileen (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Rosalind Russell)

1947: The Foxes of Harrow (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1949: Once More, My Darling (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1958: Big Deal on Madonna Street (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1958: The Defiant Ones (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Stanley Kramer), Actor (Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier), Supporting Actor (Theodore Bikel), Supporting Actress (Cara Williams), Story and Screenplay, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography

1970: Sunflower (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

1972: Sounder (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1972 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Paul Winfield), Actress (Cicely Tyson), Adapted Screenplay

1975: Three Days of the Condor (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1982: Yes, Giorgio (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“If We Were In Love”)

2007: Michael Clayton (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Tony Gilroy), Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson), Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton), Original Screenplay, Original Score

2008: The Class (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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