This Day in Oscar History: March 31 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1896: Sarah Y. Mason (84 at death)

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

1904: Sam Zimbalist (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1905: Robert Stevenson (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1907: C. C. Stevens (67 at death)

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

1924: Charles Guggenheim (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

1934: Shirley Jones (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Brian Ackland-Snow (72 at death)

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

1941: Ralf D. Bode (59 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1943: Christopher Walken (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Valerie Curtin (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Edward Lachman (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1956: Bruce Sinofsky (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Ryan Bingham (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1957: Gene Lockhart (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Clint Johnston (60 )

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

2008: Jules Dassin (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1929: The Divine Lady (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Directing (Frank Lloyd)
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Frank Lloyd), Actress (Corinne Griffith), Cinematography

1950: Wabash Avenue (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Wilhelmina”)

1952: The Man in the White Suit (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1955: A Man Called Peter (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1999: The Matrix (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 4 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects

2017: The Boss Baby (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature

Oscar Ceremonies

1981: 53rd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1980}

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