This Day in Oscar History: November 12 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1891: Richard A. Whiting (46 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1892: Sol Polito (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1903: Milo Lory (71 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1903: Jack Oakie (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1922: Kim Hunter (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: David Butler (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: Grace Kelly (52 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1929: Peter Lamont (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1945: Neil Young (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Anastasia Masaro (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1980: Ryan Gosling (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1982: Anne Hathaway (35) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 83rd-Co | 1 time

Died

1954: John Meehan (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing, Screenplay

1961: Russell Lewis (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1970: Fay Babcock (75)

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

1990: Eve Arden (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

2004: Finding Neverland (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Johnny Depp), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design

2008: Slumdog Millionaire (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 8 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Director (Danny Boyle), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Jai Ho”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Director (Danny Boyle), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Jai Ho”, “O Saya”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing

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