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This Day in Oscar History: May 24

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.




Born

1901: Lucien Moraweck (72 at death)

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

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

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

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

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1941: Bob Dylan (71) [Pictured]

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

1949: Jim Broadbent (63) [Pictured]

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

1949: Roger Deakins (63) [Pictured]

  {9 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1960: Kristin Scott Thomas (52) [Pictured]

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

1965: John C. Reilly (47) [Pictured]

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

1971: Thomas Langmann (41) [Pictured]

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

Died

1949: Mildred Griffiths (55)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (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)

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

1981: George Jessel (83)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1988: Tom Adair (74)

  {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)

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

Released

1938: Alexander's Ragtime Band [Pictured]

  (Los Angeles Release -- NY on 8.5.1938 / National on 8.16.38) {Best Picture Nominee, 1938}

1940: Our Town [Pictured]

  (National Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 1940}

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