This Day in Oscar History: May 23 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1882: John Hughes (72 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1883: Douglas Fairbanks (56 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Academy President #1: 1927-29, 3 terms; Academy Awards Host: 1st-Co, 1 time

1885: James Gleason (73 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1894: Benjamin Silvey (53 at death)

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

1903: Walter Reisch (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Original Story, Story and Screenplay

1906: Allan Scott (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1910: Artie Shaw (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Scoring

1921: Grigori Chukhrai (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1931: Barbara Barrie (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1950: Linda Thompson (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1970: Nanette Burstein (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Josh Cooley (41) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Feature, Original Screenplay

Died

1959: Eric Orbom (43)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1960: Sol Polito (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1964: Fred Guiol (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Jimmy McHugh (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1972: Richard Day (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: George Bruns (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Musical Score, Adaptation or Treatment Score

1984: Dario Simoni (83)

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

2002: Dorothy Spencer (93) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2002: Roy Field (69)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects

2003: Fred W. Berger (94)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2010: Irwin Rosten (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Released

1951: On the Riviera (69) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1951 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1962: The Miracle Worker (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1962 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actress (Anne Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Patty Duke)
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Arthur Penn), Actress (Anne Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Patty Duke), Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (36) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1984 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Visual Effects

1986: Poltergeist II: The Other Side (34) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1997: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (23) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1997 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

2014: X-Men: Days of Future Past (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2014 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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