This Day in Oscar History: May 20 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1884: Leon Schlesinger (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1891: Jack Wagner (72 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1894: Adela Rogers St. Johns (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1896: John Livadary (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {17 Noms, 7 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Sound/Sound Mixing, Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque), Sci-Tech Award – Type III (Certificate)
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1908: James Stewart (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 18th-Co, 30th-Co | 2 times

1912: Alfred J. Overton (73 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1921: Joel Kane (71 at death)

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

1938: Veit Heiduschka (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1946: Cher (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1963: Russell A. Gausman (70)

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

2000: Edward Bernds (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 0 Wins}

2004: Claire Wilbur (70)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Short, Live Action Short Film

Released

1948: The Pirate (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1948 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical

1954: Three Coins in the Fountain (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Song (“Three Coins in the Fountain”), Color Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Song (“Three Coins in the Fountain”), Color Cinematography

1970: The Landlord (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Lee Grant)

1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1987 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Shakedown”)

1988: Willow (32) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects

1994: Maverick (26) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1994 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

2011: Midnight in Paris (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2011 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Woody Allen), Original Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design

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