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This Day in Oscar History: August 16

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1889: W. J. Reiter (90 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Director

1894: J. Arthur Ball (57 at death)

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

1895: W. Howard Greene (60 at death)

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1913: Joseph J. Lilley (57 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1926: Norman Wexler (73 at death) [Pictured]

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

1928: Ann Blyth (83) [Pictured]

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

1940: Bruce Beresford (71) [Pictured]

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

1945: Bob Balaban (66) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Lesley Ann Warren (65) [Pictured]

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

1954: James Cameron (57) [Pictured]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Editing

1958: Angela Bassett (53) [Pictured]

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

1960: Timothy Hutton (51) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

Died

1971: Paul Lukas (80)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor

1981: Denys Coop (61)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects

1981: Robert Krasker (68)

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

1993: Ellsworth Fredricks (89)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1999: David Allen (54)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1999: August Cinquegrana (58)

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

2004: John Armstrong (75)

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

2005: Joe Ranft (45)

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

Released

1938: Alexander's Ragtime Band

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1938}

1940: Foreign Correspondent

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1940}

1944: Going My Way

  (Los Angeles Release) {Best Picture Winner, 1944}

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