1934 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1934 Academy Awards were presented Feb. 27, 1935 at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Outstanding ProductionThe Barretts of Wimpole Street (MGM)
Cleopatra (Paramount)
Flirtation Walk (First National)
The Gay Divorcée (RKO Radio)
Here Comes the Navy (Warner Bros.)
The House of Rothschild (Twentieth Century; United Artists)
Imitation of Life (Universal)
It Happened One Night (Columbia)
One Night of Love (Columbia)
The Thin Man (MGM)
Viva Villa! (MGM)
The White Parade (Jesse L. Lasky; Fox)

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night
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Best ActorClark Gable, It Happened One Night
Frank Morgan, The Affairs of Cellini
William Powell, The Thin Man
Best ActressClaudette Colbert, It Happened One Night
Bette Davis, Of Human Bondage (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
Grace Moore, One Night of Love
Norma Shearer, The Barretts of Wimpole Street
DirectingFrank Capra, It Happened One Night
Victor Schertzinger, One Night of Love
W. S. Van Dyke, The Thin Man
AdaptationFrances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, The Thin Man
Ben Hecht, Viva Villa!
Robert Riskin, It Happened One Night
Original StoryArthur Caesar, Manhattan Melodrama
Mauri Grashin, Hide-Out
Norman Krasna, The Richest Girl in the World
CinematographyGeorge Folsey, Operator 13
Victor Milner, Cleopatra
Charles Rosher, The Affairs of Cellini
Art DirectionRichard Day, The Affairs of Cellini
Cedric Gibbons and Frederic Hope, The Merry Widow
Van Nest Polglase and Carroll Clark, The Gay Divorcée
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., One Night of Love
Fox Studio Sound Dept., The White Parade
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Viva Villa!
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Cleopatra
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., The Gay Divorcée
United Artists Studio Sound Dept., The Affairs of Cellini
Universal Studio Sound Dept., Imitation of Life
Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Dept., Flirtation Walk
Assistant DirectorScott Beal, Imitation of Life
Cullen Tate, Cleopatra
John Waters, Viva Villa!
Song“Carioca,” Flying Down to Rio, Vincent Youmans, music; Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn, Iyrics
“The Continental,” The Gay Divorcée, Con Conrad, music; Herb Magidson, Iyrics
“Love in Bloom,” She Loves Me Not, Ralph Rainger, music; Leo Robin, Iyrics
ScoreColumbia Studio Music Dept., One Night of Love
RKO Radio Studio Music Dept., The Gay Divorcée
RKO Radio Studio Music Dept., The Lost Patrol
Film EditingAnne Bauchens, Cleopatra
Gene Milford, One Night of Love
Conrad Nervig, Eskimo
Short Subjects
CartoonHoliday Land (Color Rhapsody Series) (Screen Gems; Columbia)
Jolly Little Elves (Cartune Classic Series) (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal)
The Tortoise and the Hare (Silly Symphony Series) (Walt Disney Productions; United Artists)
ComedyLa Cucaracha (Pioneer Pictures; RKO Radio)
Men in Black (The Three Stooges Series) (Jules White, producer; Columbia)
What, No Men! (Broadway Brevities Series) (Warner Bros.)
NoveltyBosom Friends (Treasure Chest Series) (Skibo Productions; Educational-Fox)
City of Wax (Battle for Life Series) (Skibo Productions; Educational-Fox)
Strikes and Spares (Oddities Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Special AwardTo Shirley Temple in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934

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