This Day in Oscar History: March 19 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1897: Edmund Reek (74 at death)

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, One-Reel Short Film

1897: Betty Compson (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1901: Jo Mielziner (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1923: Giuseppe Rotunno (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1933: Richard Williams (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects, Animated Short Film, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects, Animated Short Film

1933: Renee Taylor (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1937: Gil Friesen (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Glenn Close (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Bob Gardiner (54 at death)

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

1952: Harvey Weinstein (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1960: Sonya Levien (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Adaptation, Story and Screenplay

1972: Albert Mannheimer (59)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1980: Millen Brand (74)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

2008: Arthur C. Clarke (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2008: Paul Scofield (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

Released

1931: The Front Page (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Lewis Milestone), Actor (Adolphe Menjou)

1941: Las Vegas Nights (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Dolores”)

1955: Blackboard Jungle (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1955 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1958: South Pacific (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Color), Sound

1959: Some Like It Hot (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 1 Win @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Billy Wilder), Actor (Jack Lemmon), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1975: Tommy (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Ann-Margret), Original Song Score and Adaptation Score

1981: Three Brothers (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1982: Victor/Victoria (37) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Julie Andrews), Supporting Actor (Robert Preston), Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

1997: Secrets of the Heart (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Kate Winslet), Original Screenplay

2015: Theeb (4) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Ceremonies

1953: 25th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1952}

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