This Day in Oscar History: May 25 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1902: Charles Barton (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1913: Sidney Carroll (75 at death)

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

1921: Hal David (91 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1925: Jeanne Crain (78 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1931: Irwin Winkler (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1939: Ian McKellen (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1947: Jacki Weaver (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1951: Bob Gale (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1969: Kazu Hiro (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Makeup
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

1971: Justin Henry (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1972: Octavia Spencer (49) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

Died

1968: Charles K. Feldman (64) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1974: Donald Crisp (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Sydney Box (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2005: Ismail Merchant (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Live Action Short Film

2018: George Jenson (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1930: Song of the Flame (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1929/30 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Sound Recording

1934: The Thin Man (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1934 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (W.S. Van Dyke), Actor (William Powell), Adaptation

1946: The Stranger (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Motion Picture Story

1956: The Bold and the Brave (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1956 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Mickey Rooney), Original Screenplay

1961: A Force in Readiness (60)

  {0 Noms, 1 Win @ 1961 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary Award

1966: The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (55) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1966 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Alan Arkin), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

1967: Barefoot in the Park (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1967 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress (Mildred Natwick)

1969: Midnight Cowboy (52) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1969 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Directing (John Schlesinger), Adapted Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Midnight Cowboy), Actor (Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight), Supporting Actress (Sylvia Miles), Adapted Screenplay, Editing

1977: Star Wars (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {10 Noms, 7 Wins @ 1977 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Score, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound, Visual Effects, Special/Honorary Award     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (George Lucas), Supporting Actor (Alec Guinness), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design, Sound, Visual Effects

1979: Alien (42) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1979 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Visual Effects

1983: Return of the Jedi (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1983 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects     Oscar Nominee: Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects

2001: Pearl Harbor (20) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 2001 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Sound Effects/Editing     Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“There You’ll Be”), Sound, Sound Effects/Editing, Visual Effects

2007: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (14) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2007 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Makeup, Visual Effects

2011: Footnote (10) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2011 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2012: Moonrise Kingdom (9) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2012 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2015: Embrace of the Serpent (6) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 2015 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story (3) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2018 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

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