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8th Academy Awards Ceremony (1936)



8th Academy Awards Ceremony

(1936)

Drama / Family / News

March 5, 1936 at Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California 

Hosted by Frank Capra

BEST PICTURE
Mutiny on the Bounty

Alice Adams
Broadway Melody of 1936
Captain Blood
David Copperfield
The Informer
Les Misérables
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Naughty Marietta
Ruggles of Red Gap
Top Hat  
 
BEST DIRECTOR
John Ford – The Informer

Michael CurtizCaptain Blood
Henry HathawayThe Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Frank Lloyd – Mutiny on the Bounty  
 
BEST ACTOR
Victor McLaglen – The Informer

Clark GableMutiny on the Bounty
Charles LaughtonMutiny on the Bounty
Paul Muni – Black Fury (write-in)
Franchot ToneMutiny on the Bounty  
 
BEST ACTRESS
Bette Davis – Dangerous

Elisabeth Bergner – Escape Me Never
Claudette Colbert – Private Worlds
Katharine HepburnAlice Adams
Miriam HopkinsBecky Sharp
Merle Oberon – The Dark Angel 
 
BEST STORY
The Scoundrel – Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Broadway Melody of 1936 – Moss Hart
The Gay Deception – Don Hartman and Stephen Avery 
 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Informer – Dudley Nichols (Refused Acceptance)

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer – Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt
Mutiny on the Bounty – Achmed Abdullah, John L. Balderston, Waldemar Young, Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings and Carey Wilson 
 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM, COMEDY
How to Sleep – Jack Chertok and MGM

Oh, My Nerves – Jules White and Columbia
Tit for Tat Hal Roach and MGM 
 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM, NOVELTY
Wings Over Everest – Gaumont British and Skibo Productions

Audioscopiks – Pete Smith and MGM
Camera Thrills – Universal 
 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Three Orphan Kittens – Walt Disney Productions and United Artists

The Calico Dragon – Harman-Ising and MGM
Who Killed Cock Robin? – Walt Disney Productions and United Artists 
 
BEST SCORE
The Informer – RKO Radio Studio Music Department

Captain Blood – Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department
Mutiny on the Bounty – MGM Studio Music Department
Peter Ibbetson – Paramount Studio Music Department 
 
BEST SONG
" Lullaby of Broadway " from Gold Diggers of 1935 – Music by Harry Warren; Lyric by Al Dubin

"Cheek to Cheek" from Top Hat – Music and Lyric by Irving Berlin
" Lovely to Look At " from Roberta – Music by Jerome Kern; Lyric by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh 
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
The Dark Angel – Richard Day

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer – Hans Dreier and Roland Anderson
Top Hat – Carroll Clark and Van Nest Polglase 
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Hal Mohr

Barbary Coast – Ray June
The Crusades – Victor Milner
Les Misérables – Gregg Toland 
 
BEST SOUND RECORDING
Naughty Marietta – Douglas Shearer, MGM Studio Sound Department

$1,000 a Minute – Republic Studio Sound Department
Bride of Frankenstein – Gilbert Kurland, Universal Studio Sound Department
Captain Blood – Nathan Levinson, Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department
The Dark Angel – Thomas T. Moulton, United Artists Studio Sound Department
I Dream Too Much – Carl Dreher, RKO Radio Studio Sound Department
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer – Franklin B. Hansen, Paramount Studio Sound Department
Love Me Forever – John Livadary, Columbia Studio Sound Department
Thanks a Million – E. H. Hansen, Fox Studio Sound Department 
 
BEST FILM EDITING
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Ralph Dawson

David Copperfield – Robert J. Kern
The Informer – George Hively
Les Misérables – Barbara McLean
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer – Ellsworth Hoagland
Mutiny on the Bounty – Margaret Booth 
 
BEST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer – Clem Beauchamp and Paul Wing

David Copperfield – Joseph M. Newman
Les Misérables – Eric Stacey 
 
BEST DANCE DIRECTION
Broadway Melody of 1936 and Folies Bergere – Dave Gould

All the King's Horses and The Big Broadcast of 1936 – LeRoy Prinz
Broadway Hostess – Bobby Connolly
Gold Diggers of 1935 – Busby Berkeley
King of Burlesque – Sammy Lee
She – Benjamin Zemach
Top Hat – Hermes Pan 
 
ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD
David Wark Griffith 



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