This Day in Oscar History: May 18 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1897: Frank Capra (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Directing
     Academy President #7: 1935-39, 4 terms; Academy Awards Host: 8th | 1 time

1902: Meredith Willson (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Drama Score

1908: Rodney Ackland (83 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1911: Larry Lansburgh (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature, Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature, Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1912: Richard Brooks (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1915: Isobel Lennart (55 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1925: Martin Bregman (93 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1935: Allan Burns (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1942: Albert Hammond (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Ron Yerxa (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1949: Terry Zwigoff (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1971: Alex Rodríguez (49)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1979: Lynnette Howell Taylor (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

2013: Robert Menegoz (87)

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

1949: Joseph Valentine (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1959: William Bradford (53)

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

1972: Sidney Franklin (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1981: Arthur O’Connell (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1981: William Saroyan (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1988: Christopher Gore (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1991: Muriel Box (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2014: Gordon Willis (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

Released

1978: The Buddy Holly Story (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Adaptation Score
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Gary Busey), Adaptation Score, Sound

2001: Shrek (19) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Animted Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature, Adapted Screenplay

2018: First Reformed (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

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