This Day in Oscar History: May 21 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1898: Glen MacWilliams (85 at death)

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

1904: Robert Montgomery (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 21st | 1 time

1907: James G. Stewart (89 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1911: John Paxton (73 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1914: John Hubley (62 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1916: Herman Blumenthal (69 at death)

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1916: Joseph Janni (78 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1917: Orville H. Hampton (80 at death)

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

1924: Peggy Cass (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1936: Joe Alves (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1950: Danny Gordon Taylor (69 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

2019: Danny Gordon Taylor (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1952: John Garfield (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1980: Ida Kaminska (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1984: Andrea Leeds (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

2000: John Gielgud (96) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1942: Tortilla Flat (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Frank Morgan)

1943: Action in the North Atlantic (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1953: The President’s Lady (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1953: Young Bess (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color)

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

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1959 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Robert Vaughn), Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1964: The Chalk Garden (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Dame Edith Evans)

1980: The Empire Strikes Back (40) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1980 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound, Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects

2013: The Great Beauty (7) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 2013 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Foreign Language Film
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

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