• Nominees and special Oscars are also included

    The Academy Award ceremony was held in Hoosier Sid Grauman's (Indianapolis) Chinese Theatre in 1944, '45 and '46. Three Hoosiers have been Academy Presidents. George Seaton (South Bend) from 1955 to 1957, Robert Wise (Winchester) from 1985 to 1988, and Karl Malden (born in Chicago but grew up in Gary) from 1988 to 1993.

  • James Baskett,
      b.Indianapolis, IN 2/16/04
    • d. Los Angeles, CA 9/9/48
    • First African-American male to receive an oscar, he was given a special oscar for "his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world". This was for his role in Disney's "Song of the South" (1947)
  • Anne Baxter,
      b. Michigan City, IN 5/7/23
    • d.New York City, 12/12/85
    • Grand-daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. Won for Best Supporting Actress for "The Razor's Edge" (1946) Nominated for Best Actress for "All About Eve" (1950)
  • Karen Black (Karen Blanche Ziegler)
    • b. Park Ridge, IL 7/1/39
    • Grew up in Lafayette, Indiana. Graduated from Lafayette Jefferson H.S. Attended Northwestern University and the Actors Studio. Nominated for best supporting actress for Five Easy Pieces (1970). Won Golden Globes for Five Easy Pieces and The Great Gatsby (1974).
  • Budd Boetticher (Oscar Boetticher, Jr.)
    • b. Chicago, IL 7/16/16
    • d. Ramona, CA 11/29/01
    • Adopted by one of the wealthiest families in Evansville, Indiana, he grew up in Evansville and attended Culver Military Academy in Northern Indiana. Nominated for best original screenplay for The Bullfighter and the Lady in 1951. He also directed this film based on his own experiences as a professional bullfighter in Mexico.
  • Beulah Bondi
    • b. Chicago, IL 5/3/1889
    • d. California, 1/11/81
    • Moved to Valparaiso, Indiana as a young girl and made her stage debut there in 1897 as "Little Lord Fauntleroy." Graduated from Valparaiso University in 1916. Professional debut at the English Theatre in Indianapolis. Made over 65 films and many TV show appearances. Won an Emmy award for a segment of "The Waltons." Twice nominated for an oscar for best supporting actress...Gorgeous Hussy (1936) and Of Human Hearts (1938).
  • Walter Bullock,Shelburn, IN
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for: Hit Parade of 1941
    • "Who Am I?" (shared with Jule Styne)
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for: Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
    • "When Did You Leave Heaven?" (Shared with Richard A. Whiting)
  • Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington, IN
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for Canyon Passage (1946)
    • "Old Buttermilk Sky"
    • Won for Best Music, Song for Here Comes the Groom (1951)
    • "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (shared with
    • Johnny Mercer)
  • John W. Corso, Wabash, IN
    • Nominated for Best Art Direction for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). Also won an Emmy for "Tales of the Gold Monkey" in 1982. Was Art director for such films as, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
  • James Dean, Marion, IN
    • Nominated for Best Actor for East of Eden (1956) and Giant (1957)
    • First actor to be nominated posthumously.
  • George W. Davis, Kokomo, IN
    • Won for Best Art Decoration-Set Decoration, Color for
    • The Robe (1953)
    • NOTE: All of the following nominations were shared with at least three
    • other people. . .most frequently Lyle R. Wheeler.
    • Nominated for Best Art Decoration-Set Decoration, Black-and-Whitefor the following. . .
    • "Mister Buddwing" (1965)
    • "A Patch of Blue" (1965)
    • "The Americanization of Emily" (1964)
    • "Twilight of Honor" (1963)
    • "Period of Adjustment" (1962)
    • "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959)
    • "All About Eve" (1950)
    • Nominated for Best Art Decoration-Set Decoration, Color
    • for the following
    • "The Shoes of the Fisherman" (1968)
    • "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964)
    • "How the West Was Won" (1962)
    • "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962)
    • "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" (1962)
    • "Cimarron" (1960)
    • "Funny Face" (1957)
    • "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955)
    • "David and Bathsheba" (1951)
  • Louise Dresser, Evansville, IN
    • Nominated for best actress in the first Academy Awards ceremonies...1927-1928. She was nominated for "A Ship Comes In" but lost to Janet Gaynor. As was the custom at that time, she received a "Citation of Merit."
  • George Duning, Richmond, IN
    • Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture, "Jolson Sings
    • Again" (1949)
    • Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture,
    • "Sing No Sad Songs for Me" (1950)
    • Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture,
    • "From Here to Eternity" (1953)
    • Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture,
    • "Picnic" (1955)
    • Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture,
    • "The Eddy Duchin Story" (1956)
  • Irene Dunne
  • b. Louisville, KY December 20, 1898
  • d. Los Angeles, CA September 4, 1990
    • Although born in Louisville, she was raised in Madison, Indiana from age 12 until after her graduation from Madison High School. She studied music in Indianapolis for a year and then went to the Chicago Music College. She was nominated for a best actress oscar five times...Cimarron(1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936) The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), and I Remember Mama (1949). She never won but in 1959 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kennedy Honors celebration. She also was awarded the Laetare medal from the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations 12th General Assembly.
  • Gloria Gresham, Indianapolis, IN
    • Nominated for Best Costume Design for "Avalon" (1990)Was costume designer for such films as, The Natural, When Harry Met Sally, Ghosts of the Mississippi, The American President, A Few Good Men.
  • Sid Grauman, Indianapolis, IN
    • Won Honorary Oscar for "Master showman who raised the standard of
    • exhibition of motion pictures". (1949)
  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr., Bedford, IN
    • Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay for: "Shane" (1953)
  • Jean Hagen
      b. Chicago, IL 8/3/23
    • d. Los Angeles, CA 8/29/77
    • Moved to Elkhart, Indiana when she was 12 years old and graduated from Elkhart High School. Nominated for best supporting actress for her portrayal of the vain silent screen star, Linda Lamont in Singin' in the Rain (1953)
  • Phil Harris, Linton, IN
    • Phil's 1933 film, So This is Harris won an oscar for best short subject. The Tune "The Bear Necessities" which Phil sang as Baloo the Bear in The Jungle Book was nominated for best song in 1967.
  • Howard Hawks, Goshen, IN
    • Nominated for Best Director for "Sergeant York" (1941)
    • Won Honorary Oscar for "A Master American Filmmaker whose
    • creative efforts holds a distinquished place in world cinema".
  • Dean Jagger
    • b. Columbus Grove, OH 11/7/03
    • d. Santa Monica, CA 2/5/91
    • Moved to a farm in Larwill, Indiana (near Ft. Wayne) when he was 5 years old. Became a teacher in Troy Township in Whitley County, attended Wabash College for two years, then went into Chautauqua, Broadway and films. Won oscar for best supporting actor for Twelve O' Clock High in 1950.
  • Grover Jones, Terre Haute, IN
    • Nominated for best screenplay for Lives of a Bengal Lancer(1935) and for best original story for Lady and Gent(1932).
  • Greg Kinnear, Logansport, IN
    • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "As Good As It Gets" (1997)
  • Kevin Kline, St. Louis, MO
    • Graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Theatre in 1970. Won for best actor for A Fish Called Wanda(1988). Also won two Tony awards. On the Twentieth Century(1978) based on Hoosier Charles Bruce Millholland's play, and The Pirates of Penzance (1981).
  • John Korty, Lafayette, IN
    • Won for Best Documentary Feature for "Who Are the DeBolts?
    • And Where Did They Get All Those Kids?" (1977) Nominated for oscar for best short subject, Breaking the Habit (1964).
  • Carole Lombard (Jane Alice Peters), Fort Wayne, IN
    • Nominated for Best Actress for "My Man Godfrey" (1937)
  • Marjorie Main (Mary Tomlinson), Acton, IN
    • Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "The Egg and I" (1947)
  • Karl Malden (Mladen Sekulovic), Chicago, IL
    • Moved to Gary, Indiana when he was five years old and grew up there. Worked in the steel mills for 2 1/2 years before going to Chicago to study at the Goodman Theatre. Won an Oscar for best supporting actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (1954). Nominated for best supporting actor for On the Waterfront (1955). Nominated five times for an Emmy. Won once for the TV movie, Fatal Vision.
  • Ted McCord (Thamer McCord)
    • b. Sullivan County, Indiana August 2, 1900
    • d. January 19, 1976
    • Cinematographer who was nominated three times for an oscar. In 1948 for Johnny Belinda and in 1962 for Two for the Seesaw for best black and white cinematography. In 1965 for The Sound of Music (directed by Hoosier Robert Wise) for best color cinematography.
  • Steve McQueen, Beech Grove, IN
    • Nominated for Best Actor for "The Sand Pebbles" (directed by Hoosier Robert Wise)(1967)
  • Paul Osborn, Evansville, IN
    • Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another
    • Medium for: "Sayonara" (1957)
    • Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay for: "East of Eden" (1955) (Osborn was also responsible for leading director Elia Kazan to fellow Hoosier James Dean for the title role.)
  • Sydney Pollack, Lafayette, IN
    • Won Best Director for "Out of Africa" (1985)(Also won for Best Picture)
    • Nominated for Best Director for
    • "Tootsie" (1982)
    • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969)
  • Cole Porter, Peru, IN
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for "Born to Dance" (1936)
    • "I've Got You Under My Skin"
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941)
    • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodby"
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for "Something to Shout About" (1943)
    • "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to"
    • Nominated for Best Music, Song for "High Society" (1956)
    • "True Love"
  • George Seaton (George Stenius), South Bend, IN
    • Won for Best Writing, Screenplay for "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947)]
    • Won for Best Writing, Screenplay for "The Country Girl" (1954)
    • Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay for "The Song of Bernadette" (1943)
    • Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay for "Airport" (1970)
    • Won Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1962.
  • Clifton Webb (Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck), Indianapolis
    • Nominated for Best Actor for "Sitting Pretty" (1948)
    • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "The Razor's Edge" (1946)
    • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Laura" (1944)
  • Robert Wise, Winchester, IN
    • Won for Best Director, "West Side Story" (1961) (Also won for Best Picture)
    • Won for Best Director, "The Sound of Music" (1965) (Also won for Best Picture)
    • Nominated for oscars for
    • Best Director, "I Want to Live!" (1958)
    • Best Film Editing, "Citizen Kane" (1941)
    • "The Sand Pebbles" (1966) which he directed was nominated for Best Picture.



 

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