This Day in Oscar History: December 31 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1896: Philip Stevenson (68 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1897: Orry-Kelly (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1897: Frank Skinner (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: Franklin B. Hansen (65 at death)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1905: Jule Styne (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1910: Fernando Carrere (87 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1911: Robert Clatworthy (80 at death)

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1916: Neil Paterson (78 at death)

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

1928: Euel Box (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: Douglas Gordon (68 at death)

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

1931: Tom Rolf (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Anthony Hopkins (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1941: Sarah Miles (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1943: Ben Kingsley (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Taylor Hackford (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Live Action Short Film

1959: Ronnie del Carmen (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Chris Terrio (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1971: Lucien Hubbard (83)

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

1974: W. M. Dalgleish (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1985: Sam Spiegel (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2001: Eileen Heckart (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Donald E. Westlake (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1927: The Dove (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1931: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Fredric March)
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Fredric March), Writing Adaptation, Cinematography

1931: A Nous la Liberte (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1936: One in a Million (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“Skating Ensemble”)

1936: That Girl from Paris (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1937: Wells Fargo (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1938: Going Places (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Jeepers Creepers”)

1941: Babes on Broadway (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“How About You?”)

1941: Ball of Fire (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Barbara Stanwyck), Original Story, Dramatic Score, Sound Recording

1941: Louisiana Purchase (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1942: Johnny Doughboy (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1942: Stand By for Action (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1943: Destination Tokyo (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1943: Woman of the Town (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1946: Duel in the Sun (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jennifer Jones), Supporting Actress (Lillian Gish)

1970: Sometimes a Great Notion (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Richard Jaeckel), Original Song (“All His Children”)

1997: Oscar and Lucinda (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2008: Defiance (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score

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