This Day in Oscar History: April 29 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1894: Robert Presnell (74 at death)

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

1898: Adele Comandini (89 at death)

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

1899: Duke Ellington (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Musical Score

1904: Eleanore Griffin (91 at death)

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

1905: Hal Pereira (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {23 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1907: Sydney Box (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1907: Justin Herman (76 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film

1907: Fred Zinnemann (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 4 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing, Documentary Short
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Documentary Short

1912: Ferris Webster (76 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1917: Celeste Holm (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 29th-Co | 1 time

1925: Colette Marchand (90 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Rod McKuen (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1953: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Chris Boardman (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1957: Daniel Day-Lewis (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1958: Michelle Pfeiffer (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress, Supporting Actress

1958: Bradford Lewis (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1967: Tyron Montgomery (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1970: Uma Thurman (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Carthew Neal (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

Died

1955: William H. Pine (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1974: Kim Gannon (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1979: Fred Coe (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1980: Alfred Hitchcock (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1981: Jules C. Stein (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1994: Frank Phillips (82)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

2001: Walter Hannemann (88)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2014: Bob Hoskins (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

Released

1927: Chang (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Unique and Artistic Picture

1937: Shall We Dance (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”)

1942: Moontide (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1943: Mission to Moscow (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1944: The Story of Dr. Wassell (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1953: This Is Cinerama (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score

1988: Sunset (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

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