This Day in Oscar History: April 15 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1893: William McGann (84 at death)

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

1896: Harry Jackson (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1906: Jack D. Moore (92 at death)

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1912: Morrie Roizman (72 at death)

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

1916: Gertrude Ross Marks (78 at death)

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

1927: Ernest Day (79 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1929: Richard Rush (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Michael Kamen (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Walter F. Parkes (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Documentary Feature

1959: Emma Thompson (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay

Died

1949: Wallace Beery (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Ralph Wheelwright (72)

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

1980: Jean Paul Sartre (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1984: Glen MacWilliams (85)

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

1986: Walter MacEwen (79)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

1990: Greta Garbo (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1992: Morton Scott (80)

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

1997: David Dockendorf (73)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Released

1943: Flight for Freedom (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1983: Flashdance (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Flashdance…What A Feeling”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Flashdance…What A Feeling”, “Maniac”), Editing, Cinematography

1992: Indochine (27) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Catherine Deneuve), Foreign Language Film

2011: Rio (8) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Real In Rio”)

2016: The Jungle Book (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Oscar Ceremonies

1971: 43rd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1970}

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