This Day in Oscar History: March 8 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1903: D’Eaubonne (67 at death)

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

1909: Stuart Gilmore (62 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1910: Claire Trevor (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1913: Jack Solomon (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1943: Lynn Redgrave (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1945: Bruce Broughton (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Original Song

1947: Carole Bayer Sager (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Steve James (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1954: John L. Balderston (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1955: William C. DeMille (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #2: 1929-31, 2 terms; Academy Awards Host: 1st-Co, 2nd | 2 times

1970: John Leipold (82)

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

1971: Borden Chase (71)

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

1971: Harold Lloyd (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1975: George Stevens (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing
     Academy President #14: 1958-59, 1 term

1982: Walter Plunkett (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1983: William Walton (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Peggy Cass (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2002: Robin Anderson (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2016: George Martin (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1933: 42nd Street (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1932/33 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Sound Recording

1935: Ruggles of Red Gap (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1951: Royal Wedding (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Too Late Now”)

1967: The Taming of the Shrew (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1971: The Emigrants (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: 1971: Foreign Language Film / 1972: Picture, Directing (Jan Troell), Actress (Liv Ullmann), Adapted Screenplay

1973: Ludwig (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1978: A Little Night Music (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Costume Design

1979: The Promise (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“I’ll Never Say ‘Goodbye”)

1985: Mask (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1985 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1996: Fargo (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Frances McDormand)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Joel Coen), Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (William H. Macy), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography

1996: The Birdcage (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

2002: The Time Machine (18) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

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