This Day in Oscar History: August 10 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: 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 (89 at death) [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 (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1951: Tony Gaudio (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Jane Murfin (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Frank Lloyd (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Adela Rogers St. Johns (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Irene Sharaff (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {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) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Howard G. Minsky (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2010: David L. Wolper (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Carlo Rambaldi (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Released

1950: Sunset Blvd. (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Black-and-White Art Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Billy Wilder), Actor (William Holden), Actress (Gloria Swanson), Supporting Actor (Erich von Stroheim), Supporting Actress (Nancy Olson), Story and Screenplay, Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction

2011: The Help (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Viola Davis), Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer)

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