This Day in Oscar History: May 15 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1894: Allen Davey (51 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1907: Vittorio Nino Novarese (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design, Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design, Costume Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Color)

1909: James Mason (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1912: Andre de Toth (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Mario Monicelli (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Peter Shaffer (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: Chazz Palminteri (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Mark Vargo (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1959: Chris Meledandri (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Grant Heslov (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

Died

1952: Albert Basserman (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: John Meehan (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1989: Johnny Green (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score, One-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score, Scoring, Musical Score, One-Reel Short Film

1998: Linwood G. Dunn (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer Award, John A. Bonner Medal, Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2008: Alexander Courage (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

Released

1939: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Robert Donat)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Sam Wood), Actor (Robert Donat), Actress (Greer Grason), Screenplay, Editing, Sound Recording

1939: Man of Conquest (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1958: Gigi (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 9 Wins @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Vincente Minnelli), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Gigi”), Musical Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Vincente Minnelli), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Gigi”), Musical Score, Editing, Color Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1996: Kolya (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1996 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1998: The Horse Whisperer (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“A Soft Place To Fall”)

1998: Quest for Camelot (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“The Prayer”)

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 6 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Miller), Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

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