This Day in Oscar History: August 11 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1903: William C. Thomas (80 at death)

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

1914: Hugh Martin (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Arnold Schulman (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1954: Terry Porter (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1965: Viola Davis (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Nicolas Schmerkin (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

Died

1977: John Howard Lawson (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1982: Folmar Blangsted (77)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1988: Anne Ramsey (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: David Wechsler (Unknown)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1995: Marcel Moussy (71)

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

1999: Altina Carey (92)

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

2014: Joseph Viskocil (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Released

1937: The Life of Emile Zola (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Supporting Actor (Joseph Schildkraut), Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (William Dieterle), Actor (Paul Muni), Supporting Actor (Joseph Schildkraut), Assistant Directing, Screenplay, Original Story, Scoring, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1937: Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Remember Me”)

1938: Army Girl (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Recording

1939: When Tomorrow Comes (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Recording
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1939: Lady of the Tropics (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1942: Wake Island (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (John Farrow), Supporting Actor (William Bendix), Original Screenplay

1943: Heaven Can Wait (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Ernst Lubitsch), Color Cinematography

1954: Rear Window (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Alfred Hitchcock), Screenplay, Cinematography (Color), Sound Recording

1960: Song Without End (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: A Hard Day’s Night (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1973: American Graffiti (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Lucas), Supporting Actress (Candy Clark), Story and Screenplay, Editing

1976: The Shootist (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1976 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1993: Searching for Bobby Fischer (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1993 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2006: Half Nelson (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Ryan Gosling)

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