This Day in Oscar History: February 29 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1896: William Wellman (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Story

1924: David Bretherton (76 at death)

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

Died

1944: Bobby Connolly (46)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction

1988: Sidney Harmon (80)

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

2016: Alice Arlen (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1940: The House of the Seven Gables (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: In Bruges (12) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2008 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

Oscar Ceremonies

1940: 12th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1939}

2004: 76th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 2003}

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