This Day in Oscar History: April 2 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

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2010: Looking at the Weekend (9)

Born

1899: William Garity (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1902: Edward Eliscu (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1908: William Kiernan (65 at death)

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1914: Alec Guinness (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

1934: Richard Portman (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

1942: Joel Cox (77)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1945: Linda Hunt (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Lajos Koltai (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1954: Lili Fini Zanuck (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Picture
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1959: David Frankel (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Paul Machliss (47) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

1977: Michael Fassbender (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Jaime Ray Newman (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1967: Victor A. Gangelin (68)

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

1970: Castleton Knight (76)

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

1982: Sam Coslow (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Two-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Two-Reel Short Film

2002: Jack Kruschen (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2011: Bill Varney (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Released

1931: Skippy (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Norman Taurog)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Norman Taurog), Actor (Jackie Cooper), Adaptation

1947: A Cage of Nightingales (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1958: The Young Lions (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Sound

Oscar Ceremonies

1974: 46th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1973}

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