1936 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1936 Academy Awards were presented March 4, 1937 at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Outstanding ProductionAnthony Adverse (Warner Bros.)
Dodsworth (Goldwyn; United Artists)
The Great Ziegfeld (MGM)
Libeled Lady (MGM)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Columbia)
Romeo and Juliet (MGM)
San Francisco (MGM)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (Cosmopolitan; Warner Bros.-First National)
A Tale of Two Cities (MGM)
Three Smart Girls (Universal)
Best ActorGary Cooper, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Walter Huston, Dodsworth
Paul Muni, The Story of Louis Pasteur
William Powell, My Man Godfrey
Spencer Tracy, San Francisco
Best ActressIrene Dunne, Theodora Goes Wild
Gladys George, Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Carole Lombard, My Man Godfrey
Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld
Norma Shearer, Romeo and Juliet
Actor in a Supporting RoleMischa Auer, My Man Godfrey
Walter Brennan, Come and Get It
Stuart Erwin, Pigskin Parade
Basil Rathbone, Romeo and Juliet
Akim Tamiroff, The General Died at Dawn
Actress in a Supporting RoleBeulah Bondi, The Gorgeous Hussy
Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey
Bonita Granville, These Three
Maria Ouspenskaya, Dodsworth
Gale Sondergaard, Anthony Adverse
DirectingFrank Capra, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Gregory La Cava, My Man Godfrey
Robert Z. Leonard, The Great Ziegfeld
W. S. Van Dyke, San Francisco
William Wyler, Dodsworth

Frank Capra
Archive Photos
Original StoryPierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney, The Story of Louis Pasteur
Adele Comandini, Three Smart Girls
Robert Hopkins, San Francisco
Norman Krasna, Fury
William Anthony McGuire, The Great Ziegfeld
ScreenplayPierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney, The Story of Louis Pasteur
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, After the Thin Man
Eric Hatch and Morris Ryskind, My Man Godfrey
Sidney Howard, Dodsworth
Robert Riskin, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
CinematographyGeorge Folsey, The Gorgeous Hussy
Gaetano Gaudio, Anthony Adverse
Victor Milner, The General Died at Dawn
Art DirectionAlbert S. D'Agostino and Jack Otterson, The Magnificent Brute
William S. Darling, Lloyds of London
Richard Day, Dodsworth
Perry Ferguson, Winterset
Cedric Gibbons, Frederic Hope and Edwin B. Willis, Romeo and Juliet
Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu and Edwin B. Willis, The Great Ziegfeld
Anton Grot, Anthony Adverse
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Hal Roach Studio Sound Dept., General Spanky
MGM Studio Sound Dept., San Francisco
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., The Texas Rangers
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., That Girl From Paris
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., Banjo on My Knee
United Artists Studio Sound Dept., Dodsworth
Universal Studio Sound Dept., Three Smart Girls
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., The Charge of the Light Brigade
Assistant DirectorClem Beauchamp, The Last of the Mohicans
William Cannon, Anthony Adverse
Joseph Newman, San Francisco
Eric G. Stacey, Garden of Allah
Jack Sullivan, The Charge of the Light Brigade
Song“Did I Remember,” Suzy, Walter Donaldson, music; Harold Adamson, Iyrics
“I've Got You Under My Skin,” Born to Dance, Cole Porter, music and Iyrics
“A Melody From the Sky,” Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Louis Alter, music; Sidney Mitchell, Iyrics
“Pennies From Heaven,” Pennies From Heaven, Arthur Johnston, music; Johnny Burke, Iyrics
“The Way You Look Tonight,” Swing Time, Jerome Kern, music; Dorothy Fields, Iyrics
“When Did You Leave Heaven,” Sing, Baby Sing, Richard A. Whiting, music; Walter Bullock, Iyrics
ScoreParamount Studio Music Dept., The General Died at Dawn
RKO Radio Studio Music Dept., Winterset
Selznick International Pictures Music Dept., The Garden of Allah
Warner Bros. Studio Music Dept., Anthony Adverse
Warner Bros. Studio Music Dept., The Charge of the Light Brigade
Film EditingEdward Curtiss, Come and Get It
Ralph Dawson, Anthony Adverse
William S. Gray, The Great Ziegfeld
Barbara McLean, Lloyds of London
Otto Meyer, Theodora Goes Wild
Conrad A. Nervig, A Tale of Two Cities
Dance DirectionBusby Berkeley, “Love and War,” Gold Diggers of 1937
Bobby Connolly, “1,000 Love Songs,” Cain and Mabel
Seymour Felix, “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,” The Great Ziegfeld
Dave Gould, “Swingin' the Jinx,” Born to Dance
Jack Haskell, “Skating Ensemble,” One in a Million
Russell Lewis, “The Finale,” Dancing Pirate
Hermes Pan, “Bojangles of Harlem,” Swing Time
Short Subjects
CartoonThe Country Cousin (Silly Symphony Series) (Walt Disney Productions; United Artists)
Old Mill Pond (Happy Harmonies Series) (Harman-Ising; MGM)
Sinbad the Sailor (Popeye Series) (Paramount)
One-ReelBored of Education (Our Gang Series) (Hal Roach, producer; MGM)
Moscow Moods (Headliners Series) (Paramount)
Wanted, A Master (Pete Smith Specialties Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
Two-ReelDouble or Nothing (Melody Masters Series) (Warner Bros.)
Dummy Ache (Edgar Kennedy Comedies Series) (RKO Radio)
The Public Pays (Crime Doesn't Pay Series) (MGM)
ColorGive Me Liberty (Broadway Brevities Series) (Warner Bros.)
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (Musical Revues Series) (Lewis Lewyn, producer; MGM)
Popular Science J-6-2 (Popular Science Series) (Paramount)
Special AwardsTo the March of Time for its significance to motion pictures and for having revolutionized one of the most important branches of the industry—the newsreel
To W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson for the color cinematography of the Selznick International Production, The Garden of Allah

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