This Day in Oscar History: August 9 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1905: Leo Genn (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Robert L. Surtees (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {16 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1906: Hugh Prince (53 at death)

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

1913: John Ferno (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Robert B. Radnitz (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1927: Robert Shaw (51 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 48th-Co | 1 time

1940: Stuart Wurtzel (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1957: Melanie Griffith (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1985: Anna Kendrick (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1975: Dimitri Shostakovich (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2002: Peter Matz (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: David Raksin (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2012: Mel Stuart (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1937: Souls at Sea (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing, Scoring, Art Direction/Production Design

1938: Four Daughters (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Michael Curtiz), Supporting Actor (John Garfield), Screenplay, Sound Recording

1940: Captain Caution (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1944: Hail the Conquering Hero (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1955: The Sheep Has Five Legs (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1989: The Abyss (29) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects

2012: No (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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