This Day in Oscar History: May 16 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1905: Henry Fonda (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor

1909: Margaret Sullavan (50 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1946: Anna Asp (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Shawn Murphy (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1955: Debra Winger (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1959: Mare Winningham (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1966: Janet Jackson (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Virgil Widrich (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Thomas Curley (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

Died

1955: James Agee (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1984: Irwin Shaw (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1990: Sammy Davis Jr. (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 44th-Co, 47th-Co | 2 times

1990: Jim Henson (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1997: Giuseppe De Santis (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2007: C. Timothy O’Meara (64)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1937: Wings over Honolulu (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1956: The Man Who Knew Too Much (62) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1956 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”)

1957: Designing Woman (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1957 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1960: Hiroshima, Mon Amour (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1973: The Day of the Jackal (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1980: Fame (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Fame”), Original Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Fame”, “Out Here On My Own”), Original Score, Editing, Sound

1986: Top Gun (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Take My Breath Away”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Take My Breath Away”), Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

2001: Moulin Rouge (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Nicole Kidman), Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound

2002: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2007: Once (11) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Falling Slowly”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Falling Slowly”)

2008: Revanche (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2013: Star Trek: Into Darkness (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

Oscar Ceremonies

1929: 1st Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1927/28}

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