This Day in Oscar History: March 15 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1893: Arthur Hornblower Jr. (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1913: John Woolf (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Philippe de Broca (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1934: Jost Vacano (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1935: Judd Hirsch (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Paul Fierlinger (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Stephen J. Friedman (59 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Naomi Foner (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: David Silverman (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Chris Sanders (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

Died

1968: Ray Cory (73)

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

1976: Jo Mielziner (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1977: Frank X. Shaw (81)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1980: Gordon E. Sawyer (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {16 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, John A. Bonner Medal
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1988: Frank Perkins (79)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

1992: Helen Deutsch (85)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2001: Ann Sothern (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2004: John Vallone (50)

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

2009: Jack Lawrence (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1935: Gold Diggers of 1935 (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“Lullaby of Broadway” and “The Words Are in My Heart”), Original Song (“Lullaby of Broadway”)

1945: The Man Who Walked Alone (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1975: Funny Lady (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“How Lucky Can You Get”), Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound

1980: Breaker Morant (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1996: Prisoner of the Mountains (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2002: Y Tu Mamá También (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2002: Ice Age (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

Oscar Ceremonies

1945: 17th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1944}

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