This Day in Oscar History: May 24 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1901: Lucien Moraweck (72 at death)

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

1913: Peter Ellenshaw (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

1919: Harold Leventhal (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1931: James Clark (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Film Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Film Editing

1941: Bob Dylan (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Jim Broadbent (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Roger Deakins (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {14 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1960: Kristin Scott Thomas (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1965: John C. Reilly (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Thomas Langmann (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1949: Mildred Griffiths (55)

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

1969: Lewis Lewyn (77)

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

1972: M. C. Levee (81)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Academy President #3: 1931-32, 1 term

1974: Duke Ellington (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1981: George Jessel (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Academy Awards Host: 9th | 1 time

1988: Tom Adair (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1994: Martin Goldsmith (80)

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

2003: François Boyer (83)

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

2006: Henry Bumstead (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

Released

1935: Escape Me Never (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Elisabeth Bergner)

1938: Alexander’s Ragtime Band (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Original Story, Song (“Now It Can Be Told”), Scoring, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design

1938: Holiday (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1938 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1940: Our Town (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actress (Martha Scott), Original Score, Scoring, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1940: Lillian Russell (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1940 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1951: The Frogmen (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1951: Go for Broke! (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1973: Day for Night (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1973 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: 1973: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: 1973: Foreign Language Film, 1974: Directing (Francois Truffaut), Supporting Actress (Valentina Cortese), Original Screenplay

1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1989 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

1991: Thelma & Louise (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Ridley Scott), Actress (Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography

1991: Backdraft (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1991 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects

2002: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

2006: An Inconvenient Truth (13) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 2006 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“I Need To Wake Up”), Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“I Need To Wake Up”), Documentary Feature

2013: Before Midnight (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

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