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1934 :: 6th annual Academy Awards

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in 1930's, Ambassador Blog | 0 comments

1934 :: The 6th annual Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Will Rogers on Friday, March 16, 1934, honoring movies released from August 1, 1932 – December 31, 1933 at the Fiesta Room in the Ambassador Hotel. Will Rogers presented the Academy Award for Best Director, and when he opened the envelope he simply announced, “Come up and get it, Frank!” Frank Capra, certain he was the winner, ran to the podium to collect the Oscar, only to discover Rogers had meant Frank Lloyd, who won for Cavalcade, instead. Possibly to downplay Capra’s gaffe, Rogers then called third nominee George Cukor to join the two Franks on stage.[1] This was the last time the Oscars were split into 2 different years, making this be the longest time that films were allowed to be nominated for. (Since a film could have been nominated that was a year and a half old this year) This was also the last time no movie had more than 4 nominations.  

Outstanding Production

  • “Cavalcade” Fox
  • “A Farewell to Arms” Paramount
  • “42nd Street” Warner Bros.
  • “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” Warner Bros.
  • “Lady for a Day” Columbia
  • “Little Women” RKO Radio
  • “The Private Life of Henry VIII” London Films
  • “She Done Him Wrong” Paramount
  • “Smilin’ Through” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • “State Fair” Fox


  • Leslie Howard in “Berkeley Square”
  • Charles Laughton in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”
  • Paul Muni in “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang”


  • Katharine Hepburn in “Morning Glory”
  • May Robson in “Lady for a Day”
  • Diana Wynyard in “Cavalcade”

Art Direction

  • “Cavalcade” William S. Darling
  • “A Farewell to Arms” Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson
  • “When Ladies Meet” Cedric Gibbons

Assistant Director

  • Percy Ikerd (Fox)
  • William Tummel (Fox)
  • Charles Dorian (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Bunny Dull (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • John S. Waters (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Charles Barton (Paramount)
  • Sidney S. Brod (Paramount)
  • Arthur Jacobson (Paramount)
  • Eddie Killey (RKO Radio)
  • Dewey Starkey (RKO Radio)
  • Fred Fox (United Artists)
  • Benjamin Silvey (United Artists)
  • Scott Beal (Universal)
  • Joe McDonough (Universal)
  • W. J. Reiter (Universal)
  • Al Alborn (Warner Bros.)
  • Gordon Hollingshead (Warner Bros.)
  • Frank X. Shaw (Warner Bros.)


  • “A Farewell to Arms” Charles Bryant Lang, Jr.
  • “Reunion in Vienna” George J. Folsey
  • “The Sign of the Cross” Karl Struss


  • “Cavalcade” Frank Lloyd
  • “Lady for a Day” Frank Capra
  • “Little Women” George Cukor

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Short Subject (Comedy)

  • “Mister Mugg” Warren Doane, Producer
  • “A Preferred List” Louis Brock, Producer
  • “So This Is Harris” Louis Brock, Producer

Short Subject (Novelty)

  • “Krakatoa” Joe Rock, Producer
  • “Menu” Pete Smith, Producer
  • “The Sea” Educational

Sound Recording

  • “A Farewell to Arms” Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director
  • “42nd Street” Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • “Gold Diggers of 1933” Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director

Writing (Adaptation)

  • “Lady for a Day” Robert Riskin
  • “Little Women” Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason
  • “State Fair” Paul Green, Sonya Levien

Writing (Original Story)

  • “One Way Passage” Robert Lord
  • “The Prizefighter and the Lady” Frances Marion
  • “Rasputin and the Empress” Charles MacArthur

Source @ http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/6th-winners.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Academy_Awards

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