This Day in Oscar History: September 26 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1877: Edmund Gwenn (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1898: George Gershwin (35 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Claude Carpenter (71 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1917: Ted Haworth (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: Edmond A. Levy (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1942: Michael Weller (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1944: Edwin Burke (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Gregg Toland (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Howard J. Lydecker (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1971: Edward Ward (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama Score, Musical Score

1972: Robert Emmett Dolan (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1973: Anna Magnani (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Arthur Hunnicutt (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: John Cromwell (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 17th-Co | 1 time

1985: Frank Bracht (75)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1987: Edgar Anstey (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

1997: Dorothy Kingsley (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2001: Hannes Nikel (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2008: Paul Newman (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor

2010: Gloria Stuart (100) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1931: Five Star Final (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1936: Cain and Mabel (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“1000 Love Songs”)

1941: It Started with Eve (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1941: A Yank in the R.A.F. (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1945: The House on 92nd Street (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1954: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film (Special/Honorary)

1956: The Power and the Prize (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1957: The Joker Is Wild (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“All The Way”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“All The Way”)

1958: Damn Yankees (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1980: Resurrection (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Ellen Burstyn), Supporting Actress (Eva Le Gallienne)

1986: That’s Life (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Life In A Looking Glass”)

1986: ‘Crocodile’ Dundee (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1987: Dark Eyes (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Marcello Mastroianni)

2003: Evil (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2006: The Departed (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 4 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Martin Scorsese), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Martin Scorsese), Supporting Actor (Mark Wahlberg), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

2014: The Boxtrolls (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2018: Free Solo (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

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