This Day in Oscar History: July 11 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1884: Howard Estabrook (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adaptation
     Oscar Nominee: Writing, Adaptation

1892: Thomas Mitchell (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1894: Walter Wanger (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Documentary Short, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Academy President #8 & #10: 1939-41; 1941-45, 6 terms

1897: Johnny Marvin (47 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Yul Brynner (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Jon Harris (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Died

1934: George Gershwin (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Buddy de Sylva (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1973: Robert Ryan (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1989: Laurence Olivier (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Actor, Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 31st-Co | 1 time

Released

1931: Smart Money (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1997: Contact (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2014: Boyhood (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Richard Linklater), Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), Original Screenplay, Editing

2014: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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