This Day in Oscar History: August 12 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1881: Cecil B. DeMille (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1892: Alfred Lunt (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1898: Oscar Homolka (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: Lou Forbes (78 at death)

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

1904: Frank Ross (85 at death)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1905: Warren Low (83 at death)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1915: Michael Kidd (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1916: Ralph Nelson (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1916: Gene Warren (80 at death)

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

1929: Peter Greenwell (76 at death)

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

1931: William Goldman (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1938: Alan Marshall (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1943: Ulla-Britt Soderlund (41 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1956: Janet Patterson (60 ) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1973: Thor S. Sigurjónsson (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1975: Casey Affleck (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

Died

1982: Henry Fonda (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor

2000: Loretta Young (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

2014: Lauren Bacall (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

Released

1927: Wings (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Engineering Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Engineering Effects

1942: The Pied Piper (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Monty Woolley), Black-and-White Cinematography

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