Awards for 1936

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES

Alice Adams: (RKO Radio)


Captain Blood: (Cosmopolitan)


The Informer: (RKO Radio)

Les Misérables: (20th Century Pictures)


A Midsummer Night's Dream: (Warner Bros.)


Ruggles of Red Gap: (Paramount)

Top Hat: (RKO Radio)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Black Fury: Paul Muni
This was a write-in candidate, who came in second on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

Dangerous: Bette Davis
On 14 December 2002 Steven Spielberg anonymously bought Davis' Oscar at a Sotheby's auction in New York to return it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The statuette was among the memorabilia sold by the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain, which has emerged from bankruptcy protection.

NOMINEES





Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES



Captain Blood: Michael Curtiz
This was a write-in candidate, who came in second on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.

Best Assistant Director

WINNERS


NOMINEES



Best Writing, Original Story

WINNER

NOMINEES



'G' Men: Darryl F. Zanuck
Write-in candidate, not an official nominee.
The official AMPAS records list the pseudonym 'Gregory Rogers' as nominee.

Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

The Informer: Dudley Nichols
Refused to accept his award because of the antagonism between several industry guilds and the academy over union matters. This marked the first time an Academy Award had been declined.
Academy records show that Dudley was in possession of an Oscar statuette by 1949.

NOMINEES



Captain Blood: Casey Robinson
This was a write-in candidate, who came in third on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.

Best Cinematography

WINNER

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Hal Mohr
First and only write-in nominee to actually win.

NOMINEES



Best Art Direction

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

Naughty Marietta: Douglas Shearer (sound director) (M-G-M SSD)

NOMINEES

1,000 Dollars a Minute: (Republic SSD)

The Bride of Frankenstein: Gilbert Kurland (sound director) (Universal SSD)

Captain Blood: Nathan Levinson (sound director) (Warner Bros.-First National SSD)

The Dark Angel: Thomas T. Moulton (sound director) (United Artists SSD)

I Dream Too Much: Carl Dreher (sound director) (RKO Radio SSD)

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer: Franklin Hansen (sound director) (Paramount SSD)

Love Me Forever: John P. Livadary (sound director) (Columbia SSD)

Thanks a Million: Edmund H. Hansen (sound director) (20th Century Fox SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES





Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Gold Diggers of 1935: Harry Warren (music), Al Dubin (lyrics)
For the song "Lullaby of Broadway".

NOMINEES

Top Hat: Irving Berlin
For the song "Cheek to Cheek".

Roberta: Jerome Kern (music), Dorothy Fields (lyrics), Jimmy McHugh (lyrics)
For the song "Lovely to Look at".

Best Music, Score

WINNER

The Informer: Max Steiner (head of departmment) (RKO Radio Studio Music Department)
Score by Max Steiner.

NOMINEES

Mutiny on the Bounty: Nat W. Finston (head of departmment) (M-G-M Studio Music Department)
Score by Herbert Stothart.

Peter Ibbetson: Irvin Talbot (head of departmment) (Paramount Studio Music Department)
Score by Ernst Toch.

Captain Blood: Leo F. Forbstein (head of department) (Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department)
Score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
This was a write-in candidate, who came in third on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Comedy

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Novelty

WINNER

Wings Over Everest: (Gaumont British, Skibo Productions)

NOMINEES


Camera Thrills: (Universal)

Best Dance Direction

WINNERS

Broadway Melody of 1936: Dave Gould
For "I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling".

NOMINEES

All the King's Horses: LeRoy Prinz
For "Viennese Waltz".

The Big Broadcast of 1936: LeRoy Prinz
For "Elephant - It's the Animal in Me".

Broadway Hostess: Bobby Connolly
For "Playboy of Paree".

Go Into Your Dance: Bobby Connolly
For "Latin from Manhattan".

Gold Diggers of 1935: Busby Berkeley
For "Lullaby of Broadway" and "The Words Are in My Heart".

King of Burlesque: Sammy Lee
For "Lovely Lady" and "Too Good to Be True".

She: Benjamin Zemach
For "Hall of Kings".

Top Hat: Hermes Pan
For "Piccolino" and "Top Hat".

Honorary Award

WINNER

D.W. 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.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

(Agfa Ansco Corp.)
For their development of the Agfa infra-red film.

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For their development of the Eastman Pola-Screen.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

(M-G-M Studio)
For the development of anti-directional negative and positive development by means of jet turbulation, and the application of the method to all negative and print processing of the entire product of a major producing company.

William A. Mueller (Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Dept.)
For his method of dubbing, in which the level of the dialogue automatically controls the level of the accompanying music and sound effects.

(Mole-Richardson Co.)
For their development of the "Solarspot" spot lamps.

Douglas Shearer (M-G-M SSD)
For their automatic control system for cameras and sound recording machines and auxiliary stage equipment.

(Electrical Research Products Inc.)
For their study and development of equipment to analyze and measure flutter resulting from the travel of the film through the mechanisms used in the recording and reproduction of sound.

(Paramount Productions Inc.)
For the design and construction of the Paramount transparency air turbine developing machine.

Nathan Levinson (director of Sound Recording for Warner Bros.-First National Studio)
For the method of intercutting variable density and variable area sound tracks to secure an increase in the effective volume range of sound recorded for motion pictures.

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