This Day in Oscar History: May 3 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1888: Beulah Bondi (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1899: Aline MacMahon (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1901: Hugo Friedhofer (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: Seton I. Miller (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1904: William L. Hendricks (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

1906: Mary Astor (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Norman Corwin (101 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1913: William Inge (60 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Betty Comden (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1951: Christopher Cross (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Emily V. Gordon (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1969: Karl Freund (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1978: A. Arnold Gillespie (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects, Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1992: George Murphy (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

2011: Jackie Cooper (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Released

1930: The Big Pond (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Maurice Chevalier)

1940: Irene (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Going My Way (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 7 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Leo McCarey), Actor (Bing Crosby), Supporting Actor (Barry Fitzgerald), Screenplay, Original Motion Picture Story, Original Song (“Swinging on a Star”)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Leo McCarey), Actor (Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald), Supporting Actor (Barry Fitzgerald), Screenplay, Original Motion Picture Story, Original Song (“Swinging on a Star”), Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography

1945: The Valley of Decision (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Greer Garson), Dramatic or Comedy Score

1979: The Tin Drum (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2002: Spider-Man (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound, Visual Effects

2013: Iron Man 3 (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

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