This Day in Oscar History: March 17 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1879: Sid Grauman (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1888: Nugent Slaughter (80 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Engineering Effects

1894: Paul Green (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation

1901: Alfred Newman (68 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {45 Noms, 9 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Scoring, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1906: Sherry Shourds (84 at death)

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

1908: Jack Hildyard (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1915: Henry Bumstead (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1925: Enrico Medioli (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1955: Gary Sinise (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1960: Pietro Scalia (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Died

1968: Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1976: Luchino Visconti (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1977: Harry W. Tetrick (65)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1980: Farciot Edouart (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 17 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects, Special/Honorary, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1992: Jack Arnold (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Helen Hayes (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 44th-Co | 1 time

1997: Robert Saudek (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1999: Ernest Gold (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Drama/Comedy Score, Substantially Original Score, Non-Musical Score

2007: Freddie Francis (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2013: Rosine Delamare (101)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

2014: Oswald Morris (98) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2017: Richard Roth (77)

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

Released

1929: The Letter (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Jeanne Eagels)

1944: Cover Girl (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Score of a Musical
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Long Ago And Far Away”), Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1944: Knickerbocker Holiday (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1966: The Singing Nun (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation or Treatment Score

2000: Erin Brockovich (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Julia Roberts)
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Steven Soderbergh), Actress (Julia Roberts), Supporting Actor (Albert Finney), Original Screenplay

2004: The Chorus (Les Choristes) (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)”), Foreign Language Film

2017: Beauty and the Beast (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2017 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Production Design, Costume Design

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