This Day in Oscar History: September 8 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: Al Herman (84 at death)

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

1905: William Bradford (53 at death)

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

1912: Alexander Mackendrick (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1922: Arthur Ibbetson (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1924: Charles Okun (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1925: Peter Sellers (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Live Action Short Film

1934: Peter Maxwell Davies (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Willard Huyck (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Aimee Mann (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Dustin O’Halloran (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Bartek Konopka (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1945: John Victor Mackay (54)

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

1956: Frederic Efrem Rich (58)

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

1965: Dorothy Dandridge (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1986: Ray Nazarro (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Alex North (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {15 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Non-Musical Score, Drama Score

Released

1938: Boys Town (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Spencer Tracy), Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Norman Taurog), Actor (Spencer Tracy), Screenplay, Original Story

1939: The Rains Came (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording, Special Effects

1954: Brigadoon (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Sound Recording

1960: Let’s Make Love (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1961: Harry and the Butler (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1961 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1971: Sunday Bloody Sunday (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (John Schlesinger), Actor (Peter Finch), Actress (Glenda Jackson), Original Story and Screenplay

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