This Day in Oscar History: May 12 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1881: Achmed Abdullah (64 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1890: Robert N. Lee (74 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1899: Ira S. Webb (72 at death)

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

1907: Katharine Hepburn (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1925: Frank R. Pierson (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay
     Academy President #31: 2001-05, 4 terms

1928: Burt Bacharach (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song, Non-Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Non-Musical Score

1937: Alan Root (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Lindsay Crouse (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Barry Ackroyd (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1970: Kief Davidson (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: Rami Malek (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Died

1945: Achmed Abdullah (64)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1956: Louis Calhern (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1957: Erich von Stroheim (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Ernst Marischka (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1964: Warren Doane (73)

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

1973: Frances Marion (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Writing, Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Writing, Original Story

1975: Richard Sokolove (67)

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

1984: Ben Roberts (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1986: Elisabeth Bergner (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1988: Paul Osborn (86)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1989: Robert MacDonald (76)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1990: Tony Masters (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1990: Nate Monaster (78)

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

2013: William Miles (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2014: H. R. Giger (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Released

1942: This Above All (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Sound Recording

1945: The Unseen (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1949: The Stratton Story (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1951: House on Telegraph Hill (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1965: Three (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1971: Madron (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Till Love Touches Your Life”)

1995: Crimson Tide (24) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

2006: Poseidon (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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