This Day in Oscar History: September 25 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1894: John Howard Lawson (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1900: Robert Wyler (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1902: Al Hoffman (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: Ray Nazarro (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1905: Frederick Kohner (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Dimitri Shostakovich (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1914: Bob Wright (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1930: Shel Silverstein (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: August Cinquegrana (58 at death)

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

1944: Michael Douglas (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor

1948: Colleen Atwood (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1958: Randy Kerber (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Will Smith (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1969: Catherine Zeta-Jones (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1977: Yoshiaki Nishimura (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1947: Joseph H. August (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Lewis Milestone (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Comedy Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Comedy Directing

1984: Walter Pidgeon (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1987: Mary Astor (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Ralph Jester (90)

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

2001: Evan Lottman (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1941: You’ll Never Get Rich (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye”), Score of a Musical

1942: Desperate Journey (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1943: Thank Your Lucky Stars (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“They’re Either Too Young Or Too Old”)

1952: Because You’re Mine (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Because You’re Mine”)

1953: The Actress (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1957: Gates of Paris (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1961: The Hustler (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Robert Rossen), Actor (Paul Newman), Actress (Piper Laurie), Supporting Actor (Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott), Adapted Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1981: Chariots of Fire (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Hugh Hudson), Supporting Actor (Ian Holm), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Costume Design

1981: Only When I Laugh (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Marsha Mason), Supporting Actor (James Coco), Supporting Actress (Joan Hackett)

1987: The Princess Bride (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Storybook Love”)

1992: The Last of the Mohicans (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

1992: Mr. Saturday Night (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (David Paymer)

2008: The Baader Meinhof Complex (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2009: Coco Before Chanel (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

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