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This Day in Oscar History: August 10 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.




Born

1895: Marcel Vertes (66 at death)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Color), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Color), Costume Design (Color)

1896: Walter Lang (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1902: Norma Shearer (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

1903: Malcolm Brown (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White)

1905: Fred Kohlmar (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1909: Brian Easdale (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

1913: Clarence Greene (81 at death)

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

1914: Ken Annakin (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Martha Hyer (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1943: James Griffin (61 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1944: Christopher Gore (43 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Pete Docter (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Film
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Animated Film, Animated Short Film

Died

1951: Tony Gaudio (67)

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

1955: Jane Murfin (62)

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

1960: Frank Lloyd (74)

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing
     Academy President #6: 1934-35, 1 term

1988: Adela Rogers St. Johns (94)

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

1993: Irene Sharaff (83)

  {16 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Color), Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

2008: Isaac Hayes (65)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama Score

2008: Howard G. Minsky (94)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2010: David L. Wolper (82)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Released

1950: Sunset Blvd. [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1950}

2011: The Help [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 2011}

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