This Day in Oscar History: December 7 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


Born

1882: Harry Chandlee (73 at death)

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

1887: Ernst Toch (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1891: Fay Bainter (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: Alma Macrorie (65 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1915: Eli Wallach (98 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Honorary

1924: Jack Couffer (93)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1930: Harry Lange (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1932: Ellen Burstyn (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 49th-Co | 1 time

1945: W. D. Richter (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Tony Thomas (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1949: Tom Waits (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1956: Arthur Lange (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Everett Douglas (65)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1990: Oscar Millard (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1992: Felix Jackson (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1998: John Addison (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Substantially Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Substantially Original Score, Drama Score

2001: Faith Hubley (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

2003: Robert R. Benton (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2005: Adrian Biddle (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2013: Edouard Molinaro (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1931: Arrowsmith (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1931/32 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Adaptation, Cinematography, Art Direction

2007: Atonement (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design

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