This Day in Oscar History: May 4 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1886: Valles (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1890: Percy Ikerd (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1896: Robert Odell (87 at death)

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

1914: Hugo Butler (53 at death)

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

1929: Audrey Hepburn (63 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1931: G. Rozhdestvensky (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1946: Allen Hall (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1947: Richard Jenkins (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Gregg Alexander (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1975: Edward Doherty (84)

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

1977: Sol Halprin (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type I (Statuette)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1981: Paul Green (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1987: Paul Groesse (81)

  {11 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

2002: Robert Bertrand (96)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2002: John Kohn (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Fred Haines (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1934: Manhattan Melodrama (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1934 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1935: G-Men (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1944: Gaslight (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Ingrid Bergman), Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Charles Boyer), Actress (Ingrid Bergman), Supporting Actress (Angela Lansbury), Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1947: Miracle on 34th Street (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Edmund Gwenn), Screenplay, Motion Picture Story
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Supporting Actor (Edmund Gwenn), Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1949: The Barkleys of Broadway (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1949 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1955: Heartbreak Ridge (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Sound

2007: Away from Her (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Julie Christie), Adapted Screenplay

2012: Marvel’s The Avengers (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2018: RBG (1) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“I’ll Fight”), Documentary Feature

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