This Day in Oscar History: May 22 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1907: Laurence Olivier (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {11 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Actor, Supporting Actor
     Academy Awards Host: 31st-Co | 1 time

1922: Walter Scheuer (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1927: George R. Nelson (65 at death)

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1934: Fred Roos (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Paul Winfield (64 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1950: Bernie Taupin (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Died

1949: Charles G. Booth (53)

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

1972: Margaret Rutherford (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1983: Art Cruickshank (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1984: John Marley (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1985: Wolfgang Reitherman (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

2011: Joseph Brooks (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1931: Svengali (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1930/31 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1936: Dancing Pirate (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1936 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dance Direction (“The Finale”)

1941: Blood and Sand (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1942: Flying with Music (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Pennies For Peppino”), Score of a Musical

1947: Great Expectations (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1947 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (David Lean), Screenplay, Black-and-White Cinematography, Black-and-White Art Direction/Production Design

1974: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)

1974: Daisy Miller (46) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1975: The Wind and the Lion (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Sound

1981: Outland (39) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1981 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound

1992: Alien 3 (28) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1992 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1998: Bulworth (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1998 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2015: When Marnie Was There (5) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Animted Feature

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