This Day in Oscar History: May 8 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Died

Released

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2007: The DVD Report by Peter J. Patrick (12)

Born

1890: John Meehan (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1897: Henry Ginsberg (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1903: Walter Thompson (72 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1906: Roberto Rossellini (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1912: Richard Murphy (81 at death)

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

1920: Saul Bass (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

1927: Murray Lerner (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1929: Miyoshi Umeki (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Beverly Shaffer (74)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1952: Beth Henley (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1961: Janet McTeer (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: Michel Gondry (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

2018: Anne V. Coates (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1989: Ruggero Maccari (69)

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

1994: Murray Spivack (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2004: Valentin Yoshov (83)

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

2013: Bryan Forbes (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1942: The Spoilers (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1943: The Ox-Bow Incident (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1953: Martin Luther (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1961: Two Women (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1961 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Sophia Loren)
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Sophia Loren)

2002: Zus & Zo (17) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2002 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2009: Star Trek (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2009 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Sound/Sound Mixing, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

2015: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup and Hairstyling

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