1935 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1935 Academy Awards were presented March 5, 1936 at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Outstanding ProductionAlice Adams (RKO Radio)
Broadway Melody of 1936 (MGM)
Captain Blood (Cosmopolitan; First National)
David Copperfield (MGM)
The Informer (RKO Radio)
Les Misérables (Twentieth Century; United Artists)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Paramount)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Warner Bros.)
Mutiny on the Bounty (MGM)
Naughty Marietta (MGM)
Ruggles of Red Gap (Paramount)
Top Hat (RKO Radio)
Best ActorClark Gable, Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton, Mutiny on the Bounty
Victor McLaglen, The Informer
Paul Muni, Black Fury (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
Franchot Tone, Mutiny on the Bounty
Best ActressElisabeth Bergner, Escape Me Never
Claudette Colbert, Private Worlds
Bette Davis, Dangerous
Katharine Hepburn, Alice Adams
Miriam Hopkins, Becky Sharp
Merle Oberon, The Dark Angel
DirectingMichael Curtiz, Captain Blood (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
John Ford, The Informer
Henry Hathaway, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Frank Lloyd, Mutiny on the Bounty
Original StoryMoss Hart, Broadway Melody of 1936
Don Hartman and Stephen Avery, The Gay Deception
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, The Scoundrel
Gregory Rogers, G-Men (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
ScreenplayAchmed Abdullah, John L. Balderston and Waldemar Young, screenplay; Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings and Carey Wilson, Mutiny on the Bounty
Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt, adaptation, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Dudley Nichols, The Informer
Casey Robinson, Captain Blood (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
CinematographyRay June, Barbary Coast
Victor Milner, The Crusades
Hal Mohr, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination)
Gregg Toland, Les Misérables
Art DirectionCarroll Clark and Van Nest Polglase, Top Hat
Richard Day, The Dark Angel
Hans Dreier and Roland Anderson, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Love Me Forever
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Naughty Marietta
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Republic Studio Sound Department, $1,000 a Minute
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., I Dream Too Much
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., Thanks a Million
United Artists Studio Sound Dept., The Dark Angel
Universal Studio Sound Dept., The Bride of Frankenstein
Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Dept., Captain Blood
Assistant DirectorClem Beauchamp and Paul Wing, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Joseph Newman, David Copperfield
Sherry Shourds, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Write-in candidate, not an official nomination
Eric Stacey, Les Misérables
Song“Cheek to Cheek,” Top Hat, Irving Berlin, music and Iyrics
“Lovely to Look At,” Roberta, Jerome Kern, music; Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, Iyrics
“Lullaby of Broadway,” Gold Diggers of 1935, Harry Warren, music; Al Dubin, Iyrics
ScoreMGM Studio Music Dept., Mutiny on the Bounty
Paramount Studio Music Dept., Peter Ibbetson
RKO Radio Studio Music Dept., The Informer
Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Dept., Captain Blood
Film EditingMargaret Booth, Mutiny on the Bounty
Ralph Dawson, A Midsummer Night's Dream
George Hively, The Informer
Ellsworth Hoagland, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Robert J. Kern, David Copperfield
Barbara McLean, Les Misérables
Dance DirectionBusby Berkeley, “Lullaby of Broadway” and “The Words Are in My Heart,” Gold Diggers of 1935
Bobby Connolly, “Latin From Manhattan,” Go Into Your Dance and “Playboy From Paree,” Broadway Hostess
Dave Gould, “I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling,” Broadway Melody of 1936 and “Straw Hat,” Folies Bergere
Sammy Lee, “Lovely Lady” and “Too Good to Be True,” King of Burlesque
Hermes Pan, “Piccolino” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails,” Top Hat
LeRoy Prinz, “It's the Animal in Me,” Big Broadcast of 1936 and “Viennese Waltz,” All the King's Horses
Benjamin Zemach, “Hall of Kings,” She
Short Subjects
CartoonThe Calico Dragon (Happy Harmonies Series) (Harman-Ising; MGM)
Three Orphan Kittens (Silly Symphony Series) (Walt Disney Productions; United Artists)
Who Killed Cock Robin? (Silly Symphony Series) (Walt Disney Productions; United Artists)
ComedyHow to Sleep (Miniature Series) (Jack Chertok, producer; MGM)
Oh, My Nerves (Broadway Comedies Series) (Jules White, producer; Columbia)
Tit for Tat (Laurel and Hardy Series) (Hal Roach, producer; MGM)
NoveltyAudioscopiks (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Camera Thrills (Universal)
Wings Over Mt. Everest (Gaumont British and Skibo Productions; Educational)
Special AwardTo David Wark Griffith for his distinguished creative achievements as director and producer and his invaluable initiative and lasting contributions to the progress of the motion picture arts

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