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This Day in Oscar History: May 29

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.




Born

1894: Josef Von Sternberg (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1897: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score, Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Scoring

1903: Bob Hope (100 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 5 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1904: Gregg Toland (44 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1916: Sidney Glazier (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1924: Rune Ericson (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Award of Commendation

1953: Danny Elfman (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Drama Score, Comedy/Musical Score

1958: Annette Bening (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress

1961: Melissa Etheridge (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1948: May Whitty (82)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1949: Casey Roberts (48)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction (Black-and-White), Art Direction (Color)

1957: Paul Wing (64)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Director
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Director

1966: James Woolf (47)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1974: Seton I. Miller (72)

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

1976: Elizabeth Haffenden (70)

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1979: Eddie Imazu (81)

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

1979: Mary Pickford (87)

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Lead Actress, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Lead Actress

1987: Howard Shoup (83)

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1994: Joseph Janni (78)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Released

1942: Yankee Doodle Dandy [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (New York City Release -- National on 6.6.1942) {Best Picture Nominee, 1942}

2006: Up [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Wide Release) {Best Picture Nominee, 2009}

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