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This Day in Oscar History: April 30

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

Ceremonies

1930: 2nd Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1928/29}

Born

1890: Barney McGill (51 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1907: Sidney Harmon (80 at death)

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

1908: Eve Arden (82 at death) [Pictured]

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

1913: Elmo Williams (99) [Pictured]

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

1916: Jack Maxsted (85 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction

1917: Harry Brown (69 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1926: Cloris Leachman (86) [Pictured]

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

1933: Willie Nelson (79) [Pictured]

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

1940: Burt Young (72) [Pictured]

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

1944: Jill Clayburgh (66 at death) [Pictured]

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

1946: Bill Plympton (66) [Pictured]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1954: Jane Campion (58) [Pictured]

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

1956: Lars von Trier (56) [Pictured]

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

1963: James Marsh (49) [Pictured]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Died

1963: William C. Mellor (59)

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1974: Agnes Moorehead (73)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1985: Jules White (84)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1986: Robert Stevenson (81)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1991: Roy Seawright (85)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1994: Chris A. Butler (41)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction

1994: Ferdinando Scarfiotti (53)

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

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