This Day in Oscar History: May 17 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1905: Jack Patrick (90 at death)

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

1916: Stanley Roberts (65 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1921: Bob Merrill (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1926: Stan Jolley (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: Jean-Louis Richard (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1935: Dennis Potter (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1936: Dennis Hopper (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Marcel Lozinski (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Howard Ashman (40 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1955: Elizabeth McBride (42 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1961: Enya (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1965: Trent Reznor (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Jehane Noujaim (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1968: Carroll Clark (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1981: Hugo Friedhofer (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Scoring

1988: Guy Glover (77)

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

2004: Tony Randall (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  { Noms, Wins}
     Academy Awards Host: 31st-Co | 1 time

2006: Cy Feuer (95) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Scoring, Drama Score, Musical Score

Released

1928: Tempest (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1940: My Favorite Wife (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story, Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1940: Typhoon (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1940: Waterloo Bridge (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1950: Annie Get Your Gun (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Editing, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1962: Bon Voyage! (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color), Sound

1984: Camila (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2002: About a Boy (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

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