This Day in Oscar History: April 16 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Died

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2010: Film Fun Friday (1)

Born

1884: R. T. Layton (57 at death)

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

1889: Arthur Lange (67 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1889: Charles Chaplin (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Drama Score, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Original Screenplay, Drama Score

1905: Russell Malmgren (77 at death)

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

1912: John Halas (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Peter Ustinov (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay

1924: Henry Mancini (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {18 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Drama/Comedy Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Original Song Score, Original Song or Adaptation Score, Musical Score

1924: Alfredo Giannetti (71 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1928: Richard Sylbert (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1928: Paul Sylbert (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Perry Botkin Jr. (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Tony Huston (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Jake Garber (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1986: Jerry Franck (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1968: Fay Bainter (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Beatrice Dawson (68)

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

1980: Morris Stoloff (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {18 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1984: Byron Haskin (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1991: David Lean (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay, Editing

1999: Rudi Fehr (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1936: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Frank Capra)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Frank Capra), Actor (Gary Cooper), Screenplay, Sound Recording

1937: Way Out West (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring

1938: Test Pilot (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Story, Editing

1945: A Medal for Benny (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (J. Carrol Naish), Original Motion Picture Story

1999: All About My Mother (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1999: Life (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

2003: A Mighty Wind (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2003 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow”)

2012: War Witch (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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