This Day in Oscar History: April 30 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1890: Barney McGill (51 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1907: Sidney Harmon (80 at death)

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

1908: Eve Arden (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1913: Elmo Williams (102 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1916: Jack Maxsted (85 at death)

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

1917: Harry Brown (69 at death)

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1926: Cloris Leachman (94 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1933: Willie Nelson (88) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1940: Burt Young (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1944: Jill Clayburgh (66 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1946: Bill Plympton (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1954: Jane Campion (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Original Screenplay

1956: Lars Von Trier (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1963: James Marsh (58) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1972: Joey McFarland (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1939: Edward Kleban (48 )

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

Died

1963: William C. Mellor (59) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Black-and-White)
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Cinematography (Color)

1974: Agnes Moorehead (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress
     Academy Awards Host: 20th-Co | 1 time

1985: Jules White (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Comedy Short Film, Two-Reel Short Film

1986: Robert Stevenson (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1991: Roy Seawright (85) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1994: Ferdinando Scarfiotti (53) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1994: Chris A. Butler (41)

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

2013: Mike Gray (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1935: The Scoundrel (86)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win @ 1935 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1937: Night Must Fall (84) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1937 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Actor (Robert Montgomery), Supporting Actress (Dame May Whitty)

1942: My Gal Sal (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Art Direction/Production Design (Color)     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Art Direction/Production Design (Color)

1954: Executive Suite (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Nina Foch), Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1999: Solomon and Gaenor (22) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1999 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Ceremonies

1930: 2nd Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1928/29}

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