This Day in Oscar History: May 1 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1896: Ray Rennahan (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1900: Robert Lord (75 at death)

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

1901: Heinz Roemheld (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Musical Score
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1905: Henry Koster (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1907: Ralph Freed (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1909: John F. Warren (91 at death)

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

1919: Dan O’Herlihy (85 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1924: Terry Southern (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Judy Collins (81)

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

1946: Nellie Bellflower (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Arthur Max (74)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1953: Glen Ballard (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Ray Parker Jr. (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1956: David T. Friendly (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1969: Wes Anderson (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Animated Feature, Directing, Original Screenplay

Died

1954: Arthur Johnston (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Eric Stacey (65)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1981: Marlin Skiles (74)

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

1983: Joseph Ruttenberg (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1996: William Kellner (95)

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

1996: William Kellner (95)

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

2004: Nelson Gidding (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2006: Jay Presson Allen (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2014: Howard Smith (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Released

1939: The Mikado (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color)

1941: Citizen Kane (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Orson Welles), Actor (Orson Welles), Original Screenplay, Dramatic Score, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design, Sound Recording

1943: Lady of Burlesque (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1946: A Stolen Life (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1952: The Atomic City (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1959: The Young Land (61) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Strange Are The Ways Of Love”)

1969: Ådalen ’31 (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1982: Alsino and the Condor (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1987: My Life as a Dog (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Lasse Hallström), Adapted Screenplay

1997: Four Days in September (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2000: Gladiator (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {12 Noms, 5 Wins @ 2000 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Actor (Russell Crowe), Costume Design, Sound, Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Ridley Scott), Actor (Russell Crowe), Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound, Visual Effects

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