This Day in Oscar History: May 19 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1889: Carey Wilson (72 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1921: Laurence E. Mascott (79 at death)

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

1921: Don Peters (81 at death)

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

1941: Nora Ephron (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1945: Peter Townshend (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Morten Tyldum (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1971: Ross Katz (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1992: Sam Smith (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1958: Ronald Colman (67)

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

1972: C. C. Coleman Jr. (71)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1975: Jacques Natanson (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1980: Ray Rennahan (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1993: Richard Murphy (81)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Story and Screenplay

1999: John McSweeney Jr. (83)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

Released

1929: The Valiant (91)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Paul Muni)

1950: Caged (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Eleanor Parker), Supporting Actress (Hope Emerson), Story and Screenplay

1954: Le Plaisir (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1960: Pollyanna (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win @ 1960 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award

1977: Smokey and the Bandit (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1978: Thank God It’s Friday (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“Last Dance”)
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Last Dance”)

1982: Annie (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1982 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song Score and Adaptation Score, Art Direction/Production Design

1995: Braveheart (25) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 5 Wins @ 1995 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (Mel Gibson), Cinematography, Makeup, Sound Effects Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Mel Gibson), Original Screenplay, Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound, Sound Effects Editing

1999: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (21) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects

2004: Shrek 2 (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2004 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature, Original Song (“Accidentally In Love”)

2005: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (15) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

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