This Day in Oscar History: May 6 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1897: Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1902: Max Ophuls (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1907: Walter Bullock (46 at death)

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

1908: Lucien Ballard (80 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1911: Harry W. Tetrick (65 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1914: Joseph Hurley (68 at death)

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

1915: Orson Welles (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Actor, Original Screenplay

1920: Ross Hunter (75 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1944: Anton Furst (47 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1945: Bob Seger (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1949: Stephen J. Rivele (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1956: Robert Legato (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1961: George Clooney (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing, Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1965: Stephen Gaghan (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1983: Gabourey Sidibe (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

Died

1963: Rowland Brown (65)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story

1963: Monty Woolley (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1978: Loyal Griggs (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

1992: Marlene Dietrich (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

2002: John Roberdeau (48)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

2003: Jocelyn Herbert (86) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

2020: Leslie Pope (65) [Pictured (hover to see)]

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

Released

1927: 7th Heaven (94) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Drama Directing (Frank Borzage), Actress (Janet Gaynor), Writing Adaptation     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Drama Directing (Frank Borzage), Actress (Janet Gaynor), Writing Adaptation, Art Direction/Production Design

1942: Take a Letter, Darling (79) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Cinematography (Black-and-White), Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1944: The Adventures of Mark Twain (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White), Special Effects

1953: The Desert Rats (68) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1953 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay

1964: The Organizer (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay

1983: Carmen (38) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1983 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

1988: ’38’ (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

2005: Crash (16) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 3 Wins @ 2005 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Original Screenplay, Editing     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Paul Haggis), Supporting Actor (Matt Dillon), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“In the Deep”), Editing

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