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This Day in Oscar History: August 6 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1887: Oliver G. Wallace (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1895: Ernesto Lecuona (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1895: Phil Boutelje (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1896: Cyril J. Mockridge (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Charles Crichton (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: Herschel McCoy (43 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1916: Charles Schnee (47 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1917: Robert Mitchum (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Frank Finlay (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1932: Michael Deeley (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1963: Dirk Beliën (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Elliott Smith (34 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: M. Night Shyamalan (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Vera Farmiga (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1959: Preston Sturges (60)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1965: Nancy Carroll (61)

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

1969: Frank Tuttle (63)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction, Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)

2001: Larry Adler (87)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score

2009: Willy DeVille (55)

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

Released

1993: The Fugitive [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1993}

1999: The Sixth Sense [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1999}

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