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This Day in Oscar History: September 25 (2012)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.



Born

1894: John Howard Lawson (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1900: Robert Wyler (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1902: Al Hoffman (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: Ray Nazarro (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1905: Frederick Kohner (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1906: Dimitri Shostakovich (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1914: Bob Wright (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1930: Shel Silverstein (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: August Cinquegrana (58 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1944: Michael Douglas (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Lead Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Lead Actor

1958: Randy Kerber (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1968: Will Smith (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor

1969: Catherine Zeta-Jones (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1947: Joseph H. August (57)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1980: Lewis Milestone (84)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing, Comedy Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Comedy Directing

1984: Walter Pidgeon (87)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actor

1987: Mary Astor (81)

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

1991: Ralph Jester (90)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Color)

2001: Evan Lottman (70)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1961: The Hustler [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1961}

1981: Chariots of Fire [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Los Angeles Release -- NY on 9.26.1981 / Wide on 10.9.1981) {Best Picture Winner, 1981}

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