This Day in Oscar History: February 28 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1894: Ben Hecht (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adaptation, Original Story, Screenplay

1903: Vincente Minnelli (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1904: Anthony Havelock-Allan (98 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Screenplay

1906: Paul Groesse (81 at death)

  {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)

1908: Alexander Golitzen (97 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Josef Myrow (77 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1919: Don McGuire (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1921: Saul Zaentz (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1922: Peter Taylor (75 at death)

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

1923: Charles Durning (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Per Berglund (81)

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

1948: Mercedes Ruehl (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1948: Mike Figgis (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adapted Screenplay

1952: Bruce Weintraub (33 at death)

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

1987: Mica Levi (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Marketa Irglova (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1956: W. Howard Greene (60)

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1959: Mack Gordon (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1959: Maxwell Anderson (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1970: Norbert Brodine (73)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1971: Addison Hehr (61)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1973: Cecil Kellaway (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Russell Harlan (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1981: Robert L. Wolfe (52)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1988: Asakazu Nakai (86)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1996: Frank Daniel (69)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short

Released

1945: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1945 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (James Dunn)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (James Dunn), Screenplay

1947: Boomerang! (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1950: Singing Guns (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Mule Train”)

1992: The Mambo Kings (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Beautiful Maria Of My Soul”)

1997: Donnie Brasco (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

2014: Ernest & Celestine (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

Oscar Ceremonies

2017: 89th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 2016}

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