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This Day in Oscar History: September 24 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.




Born

1890: Paul Eagler (71 at death)

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

1908: Gile Steele (43 at death)

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1909: Ben Oakland (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1924: Douglas Gamley (73 at death)

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

1931: Anthony Newley (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Jim Henson (53 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: William Neil (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1941: Linda McCartney (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Catherine Burns (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Pedro Almodóvar (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1951: Christopher Greenbury (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1961: John Logan (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1962: Nia Vardalos (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1940: Grover Jones (46)

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

1981: Edward Schreiber (68)

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

1998: Jeff Moss (56)

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

Released

1932: Smilin' Through [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1932/33}

1945: Mildred Pierce [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Premiere -- National on 10.20.1945) {Best Picture Nominee, 1945}

1958: The Defiant Ones [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release -- National on 9.27.1958) {Best Picture Nominee, 1958}

1972: Sounder [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1972}

1972: The Emigrants [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1972}

2007: Michael Clayton [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release -- Limited on 10.5.2007 / Wide on 10.12.2007) {Best Picture Nominee, 2007}

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