This Day in Oscar History: December 6 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1885: Ernest Palmer (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Color)

1887: Lynn Fontanne (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1889: Abem Finkel (58 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1890: Carl Weyl (57 at death)

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

1896: Ira Gershwin (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1900: Agnes Moorehead (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 20th-Co | 1 time

1902: Leo Tover (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Richard Edlund (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 8 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1944: Arnon Milchan (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1948: JoBeth Williams (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: Tom Hulce (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1955: Steven Wright (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1958: Nick Park (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Feature, Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature, Animated Short Film

Died

1979: Casey Robinson (76)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1989: Sammy Fain (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1991: Rodney Ackland (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1991: Louis Harris (85)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1993: Don Ameche (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1994: Alun Owen (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1997: Eliot Daniel (89)

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

2014: Takao Saito (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Released

1945: The Bells of St. Mary’s (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Recording
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Leo McCarey), Actor (Bing Crosby), Actress (Ingid Bergman), Original Song (“Aren’t You Glad You’re You?”), Drama/Comedy Score, Editing, Sound Recording

1982: Gandhi (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 8 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Director (Richard Attenborough), Actor (Ben Kingsley), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Richard Attenborough), Actor (Ben Kingsley), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound

1983: The Dresser (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Peter Yates), Actor (Tom Courtenay, Albert Finney), Adapted Screenplay

1996: Jerry Maguire (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Tom Cruise), Supporting Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Original Screenplay, Editing

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