List of all people nominated for Oscar

All categories. List is finished. 1929-2017.

Nominees not on IMDb:
Lloyd B. Norlin (see 662)
O. Dalsgaard-Olsen (see 1561)
Diane Nini (see 3718)
Tevin Thomas (see 5542)
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1.
Emil Jannings
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry and Quo Vadis?, followed by The Last Laugh(aka The Last Laugh) in 1924 and Variety (aka Variety) in 1925...
“ 1884-1950 (65 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1929, The Last Command/The Way of All Flesh) ” - runefromnorway
 
2.
Richard Barthelmess
Richard Barthelmess was born into a theatrical family in which his mother was an actress. While attending Trinity College in Connecticut, he began appearing in stage productions. While on vacation in 1916, a friend of his mother, actress Alla Nazimova, offered him a part in War Brides, and Richard never returned to college...
“ 1895-1963 (68 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1929, The Patent Leather Kid)
Actor in a leading role (1929, The Noose) ” - runefromnorway
 
3.
Janet Gaynor
Actress, Sunrise
After graduating from high school in San Francisco, Janet moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at a Hollywood secretarial college. Eager to get into movies, she started working as an extra in comedy shorts. In 1925, she was hired by Fox and was cast in The Johnstown Flood. In 1927 she appeared in 7th Heaven as Diane and Sunrise as the wife in danger...
“ 1906-1984 (77 years old)

Wins:
Actress in a leading role (1929, 7th Heaven/Street Angel/Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1938, A Star is Born) ” - runefromnorway
 
4.
Louise Dresser
This knowing, plump-framed, strong-willed actress went on to play the gamut of emotions, from downtrodden, drunken ex-stars to self-controlled dowager empresses, in both silent pictures and early talkies. Grandly supporting the huge stars of her day (including Rudolph Valentino and Will Rogers), she...
“ 1878-1965 (86 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1929, A Ship Comes In) ” - runefromnorway
 
5.
Gloria Swanson
Actress, Sunset Blvd.
Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket. From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively...
“ 1899-1983 (84 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1929, Sadie Thompson)
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Trespasser)
Actress in a leading role (1951, Sunset Blvd.) ” - runefromnorway
 
6.
Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early age...
“ 1895-1980 (84 years old)

Wins:
Director, comedy picture (1929, Two Arabian Knights)
Director (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front)

Nominations:
Director (1931, The Front Page) ” - runefromnorway
 
7.
“ 1889-1929 (40 years old)

Nominations:
Director, comedy picture (1929, Speedy) ” - runefromnorway
 
8.
“ 1894-1962 (68 years old)

Wins:
Director, dramatic picture (1929, 7th Heaven)
Director (1932, Bad Girl) ” - runefromnorway
 
9.
“ 1880-1958 (78 years old)

Nominations:
Director, dramatic picture (1929, Sorrell and Son) ” - runefromnorway
 
10.
“ 1894-1982 (88 years old)

Nominations:
Director, dramatic picture (1929, The Crowd)
Director (1930, Hallelujah)
Director (1932, The Champ)
Director (1939, The Citadel)
Director (1957, War and Peace)

Honorary award:
1979 - For his incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator. ” - runefromnorway
 
11.
Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht, one of Hollywood's and Broadway's greatest writers, won an Oscar for best original story for Underworld at the first Academy Awards in 1929 and had a hand in the writing of many classic films. He was nominated five more times for the best writing Oscar, winning (along with writing partner and friend Charles MacArthur...
“ 1894-1964 (70 years old)

Wins:
Writing, original story (1929, Underworld)
Writing, original story (1936, The Scoundrel)

Nominations:
Writing, adaptation (1935, Viva Villa!)
Writing, screenplay (1940, Wuthering Heights)
Writing, original screenplay (1941, Angels Over Broadway)
Writing, original screenplay (1947, Notorious) ” - runefromnorway
 
12.
“ 1880-1948 (68 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, original story (1929, The Last Command) ” - runefromnorway
 
13.
“ 1887-1956 (68 years old)

Wins:
Writing, adaptation (1929, 7th Heaven)
Writing, original story (1941, Arise, My Love) ” - runefromnorway
 
14.
“ 1887-1963 (75 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, adaptation (1929, Glorious Betsy) ” - runefromnorway
 
15.
Alfred A. Cohn
Alfred worked a number of different jobs, newspaper reporter, newspaper editor, magazine editor, publicist, customs collections and was at one time, head of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“ 1880-1951 (70 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, adaptation (1929, The Jazz Singer) ” - runefromnorway
 
16.
“ 1884-1931 (46 years old)

Wins:
Writing, title writing (1929) ” - runefromnorway
 
17.
“ 1899-1968 (68 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, title writing (1929) ” - runefromnorway
 
18.
Gerald C. Duffy
Writer, Her Wild Oat
American journalist, short-story writer, and film scenarist. Duffy was editor of Redbook magazine and a most prolific contributor of short stories to it and other serial magazines. He had written over 200 stories by the age of 23. His popularity as a writer led to employment by First National Studios as a scenario and title writer in 1919...
“ 1896-1928 (32 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, title writing (1929, The Private Life of Helen of Troy) ” - runefromnorway
 
19.
Charles Rosher
Cinematographer, Sunrise
Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic in Regent Street...
“ 1885-1974 (88 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1929, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans)
Cinematography, color (1947, The Yearling)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1935, The Affairs of Cellini)
Cinematography, color (1945, Kismet)
Cinematography, color (1951, Annie Get Your Gun)
Cinematography, color (1952, Show Boat) ” - runefromnorway
 
20.
Karl Struss
Cinematographer, The Great Dictator
Oscar-winning cinematographer Karl Struss was born on November 30, 1886, in New York City. He became a professional photographer after studying photography with Clarence H. White and became part of the group associated with the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His photographs, which he characterized as "pictorial" rather than "fashion"...
“ 1886-1981 (95 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1929, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1932, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Cinematography (1934, The Sign of the Cross)
Cinematography, color (1942, Aloma of the South Seas) ” - runefromnorway
 
21.
George Barnes
Cinematographer, Rebecca
Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work. Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to director of photography...
“ 1892-1953 (60 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography, black and white (1941, Rebecca)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1929, Sadie Thompson)
Cinematography (1929, The Magic Flame)
Cinematography (1929, The Devil Dancer)
Cinematography (1930, Our Dancing Daughters)
Cinematography, color (1946, The Spanish Main)
Cinematography, black and white (1946, Spellbound)
Cinematography, color (1951, Samson and Delilah) ” - runefromnorway
 
22.
William Cameron Menzies
Director, Things to Come
William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as assistant to Anton Grot at Famous Players-Lasky...
“ 1896-1957 (60 years old)

Wins:
Art direction (1929, Tempest)
Art direction (1929, The Dove)

Nominations:
Art direction (1930, Bulldog Drummond)
Art direction (1930, The Awakening)
Art direction (1930, Alibi)

Honorary award:
1940 - For outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind. ” - runefromnorway
 
23.
Harry Oliver
Art Department, Scarface
“ 1888-1973 (85 years old)

Nominations:
Art direction (1929, 7th Heaven)
Art direction (1930, Street Angel) ” - runefromnorway
 
24.
“ 1891-1978 (87 years old)

Nominations:
Art direction (1929, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans) ” - runefromnorway
 
25.
Roy Pomeroy
Director, Shock
“ 1892-1947 (55 years old)

Wins:
Effects, engineering effects (1929, Wings) ” - runefromnorway
 
26.
“ 1888-1968 (80 years old)

Nominations:
Effects, engineering effects (1929) ” - runefromnorway
 
27.
“ 1894-1970 (75 years old)

Nominations:
Effects, engineering effects (1929)
Art direction (1931, Just Imagine)
Effects, special effects (1949, Deep Waters) ” - runefromnorway
 
28.
Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following the earthquake of 1906...
“ 1889-1951 (62 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1930, In Old Arizona) ” - runefromnorway
 
29.
George Bancroft
Actor, Stagecoach
George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no more...
“ 1882-1956 (74 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, Thunderbolt) ” - runefromnorway
 
30.
Chester Morris
The Academy Award-nominated film actor Chester Morris, who will forever be associated with the character Boston Blackie, was born John Chester Brooks Morris on February 16 1901 in New York City, the son of actor William Morris and comedienne Etta Hawkins. Chester Morris made his Broadway debut as a teenager in 1918 in the play "The Copperhead," in support of the great Lionel Barrymore...
“ 1901-1970 (69 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, Alibi) ” - runefromnorway
 
31.
Paul Muni
Actor, Scarface
Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and eyes...
“ 1895-1967 (71 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1937, The Story of Louis Pasteur)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Valiant)
Actor in a leading role (1934, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang)
Actor in a leading role (1935, Black Fury)
Actor in a leading role (1938, The Life of Emile Zola)
Actor in a leading role (1960, The Last Angry Man) ” - runefromnorway
 
32.
Lewis Stone
By the time that he was 20, Lewis Stone had turned prematurely grey. He enlisted to fight in the Spanish American War and when he returned, he returned to be a writer. This turned to acting and he began to appear in films during the middle teens. His career was again interrupted by war as he served in the cavalry during World War I...
“ 1879-1953 (73 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Patriot) ” - runefromnorway
 
33.
Mary Pickford
Actress, Coquette
Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater companies...
“ 1892-1979 (87 years old)

Wins:
Actress in a leading role (1930, Coquette)

Honorary awards:
1976 - In recognition of her unique contributions to the film industry and the development of film as an artistic medium. ” - runefromnorway
 
34.
Ruth Chatterton
Actress, Dodsworth
Beginning as a chorus girl at age 14, Ruth Chatterton became a Broadway star with "Daddy Long Legs" in 1914. She appeared in such shows as "Mary Rose" and "Come Out of the Kitchen" before moving to Hollywood in 1925. As her film career faded in the late 1930s, she returned to the stage in revivals, and radio and TV performances...
“ 1892-1961 (68 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, Sarah and Son)
Actress in a leading role (1930, Madame X) ” - runefromnorway
 
35.
Betty Compson
A mining engineer's daughter, blond, blue-eyed Betty Compson began in show business playing violin in a Salt Lake City vaudeville establishment for $15 a week. Following that, she went on tour, accompanied by her mother, with an act called 'the Vagabond Violinist'. Aged eighteen, she appeared on Alexander Pantages Theatre Circuit...
“ 1897-1974 (77 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Barker) ” - runefromnorway
 
36.
Jeanne Eagels
Actress, The Letter
Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She likely stopped going to school when she was 11 years old...
“ 1890-1929 (39 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Letter) ” - runefromnorway
 
37.
Corinne Griffith
Corinne Griffith was born in 1894 and appeared in the first of her sixty films at the age of 22 in 1916. She was the executive producer of eleven of her films starting with Single Wives and ending with Three Hours. She was known as "The Orchid Lady." Unlike many other silent stars. she did not fade into obscurity in taking smaller and smaller roles...
“ 1894-1979 (84 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Divine Lady) ” - runefromnorway
 
38.
Bessie Love
Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in several of his films...
“ 1898-1986 (87 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Broadway Melody) ” - runefromnorway
 
39.
Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring repertory companies...
“ 1886-1960 (74 years old)

Wins:
Director (1930, The Divine Lady)
Director (1934, Cavalcade)

Nominations:
Director (1930, Drag)
Director (1930, Weary River)
Director (1936, Mutiny on the Bounty) ” - runefromnorway
 
40.
Lionel Barrymore
The legendary Lionel Barrymore, one of the great cinema character actors, was the oldest of the three Barrymmore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award (for A Free Soul)...
“ 1878-1954 (76 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1931, A Free Soul)

Nominations:
Director (1930, Madame X) ” - runefromnorway
 
41.
Harry Beaumont
Born in Abilene, KS, in 1888, Harry Beaumont started his show-business career early--he quit school to become an actor in a traveling stock company, and eventually made his way to the New York stage. In 1912 he began working as a film actor for Edison studios--which was headquartered across the river in New Jersey--in everything from two-reel shorts to serials...
“ 1888-1966 (78 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1930, The Broadway Melody) ” - runefromnorway
 
42.
Irving Cummings
Director, Curly Top
New York-born Irving Cummings began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in his late teens, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell's company. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, and became a very popular leading man in the early 1920s. He began directing at around that time, turning out mostly action films and an occasional comedy...
“ 1888-1959 (70 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1930, In Old Arizona) ” - runefromnorway
 
43.
Ernst Lubitsch
From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at night...
“ 1892-1947 (55 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1930, The Love Parade)
Director (1930, The Patriot)
Director (1944, Heaven Can Wait)

Honorary Award:
1947 - For his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture ” - runefromnorway
 
44.
“ 1884-1950 (66 years old)

Wins:
Writing, achievement (1930, The Patriot)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney)
Writing, original story (1938, One Hundred Men and a Girl) ” - runefromnorway
 
45.
“ 1883-1942 (59 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, Skycraper)
Writing, achievement (1930, Sal of Singapore)
Writing, achievement (1930, The Leatherneck)
Writing, achievement (1930, The Cop) ” - runefromnorway
 
46.
“ 1885-1931 (46 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, The Valiant)
Writing, achievement (1930, In Old Arizona) ” - runefromnorway
 
47.
“ 1877-1958 (80 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, Our Dancing Daughters) ” - runefromnorway
 
48.
“ 1890-1969 (79 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, Wonder of Women)
Writing, achievement (1930, A Woman of Affairs) ” - runefromnorway
 
49.
Clyde De Vinna
Educated at the University of Arkansas, Clyde De Vinna entered the film business almost at its beginnings, and became a cinematographer in 1915. He was behind the camera on dozens of films for many different studios, but did much work for independent producer Thomas H. Ince and MGM. De Vinna didn't care for studio-shot pictures...
“ 1890-1953 (63 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1930, White Shadows in the South Seas) ” - runefromnorway
 
50.
John F. Seitz
Cinematographer, Sunset Blvd.
Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women. Seitz started with Essanay in Chicago...
“ 1892-1979 (86 years old)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, The Divine Lady)
Cinematography, black and white (1944, Five Graves to Cairo)
Cinematography, black and white (1945, Double Indemnity)
Cinematography, black and white (1946, The Lost Weekend)
Cinematography, black and white (1951, Sunset Blvd.)
Cinematography, color (1951, When Worlds Collide)
Cinematography, black and white (1955, Rogue Cop) ” - runefromnorway
 
51.
Ernest Palmer
Cinematographer, Broken Arrow
“ 1885-1978 (92 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography, color (1942, Blood and Sand)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, Street Angel)
Cinematography (1930, 4 Devils)
Cinematography, color (1951, Broken Arrow) ” - runefromnorway
 
52.
Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer, Casablanca
Arthur Edeson is an American cinematographer who was a pioneer of his craft. His career spanned four decades and encompassed many films now regarded as classics. Born in New York in 1891, Edeson first worked as a still photographer. In 1911 he entered the movie business at Eclair Studios, a production unit based in Fort Lee...
“ 1891-1970 (78 years old)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front)
Cinematography (1930, In Old Arizona)
Cinematography, black and white (1944, Casablanca) ” - runefromnorway
 
53.
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director, The Wizard of Oz
After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, with direct responsibility in well over 150 of those...
“ 1893-1960 (67 years old)

Wins:
Art direction (1930, The Bridge of San Luis Rey)
Art direction (1935, The Merry Widow)
Art direction, black and white (1941, Pride and Prejudice)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1942, Blossoms in the Dust)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1945, Gaslight)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1947, The Yearling)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1950, Little Women)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1952, An American in Paris)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1953, The Bad and the Beautiful)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1953, Julius Caesar)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1957, Somebody Up There Likes Me)

Nominations:
Art direction (1934, When Ladies Meet)
Art direction (1937, Romeo and Juliet)
Art direction (1937, The Great Ziegfeld)
Art direction (1938, Conquest)
Art direction (1939, Marie Antoinette)
Art direction (1940, The Wizard of Oz)
Art direction, color (1941, Bitter Sweet)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1942, When Ladies Meet)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1943, Random Harvest)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1944, Thousands Cheer)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1944, Madame Curie)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1945, Kismet)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1946, National Velvet)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1946, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1950, Madame Bovary)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1951, Annie Get Your Gun)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1951, The Red Danube)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1952, Quo Vadis)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1952, Too Young to Kiss)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1953, The Merry Widow)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1954, Young Bess)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1954, The Story of Three Loves)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1954, Lili)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1955, Brigadoon)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1955, Executive Suite)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1956, I'll Cry Tomorrow)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1956, Blackboard Jungle)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1957, Lust for Life) ” - runefromnorway
 
54.
Mitchell Leisen
Director, Midnight
Director noted for his romantic films.
“ 1898-1972 (74 years old)

Nominations:
Art direction (1930, Dynamite) ” - runefromnorway
 
55.
Hans Dreier
Art Director, Sunset Blvd.
The extraordinarily prolific and eclectic art director Hans Dreier studied at Munich University, majoring in engineering and architecture. Following military service during the First World War, he spent time working as a supervising architect in the Cameroons and South Africa. From 1919 to 1923, he joined Germany's pre-eminent film company...
“ 1885-1966 (81 years old)

Wins:
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1946, Frenchman's Creek)
Art direction-set decoration, color (1951, Samson and Delilah)
Art direction-set decoration, black and white (1951, Sunset Blvd.)

Nominations:
Art direction (1930, The Vagabond King)
Art direction (1930, The Love Parade)
Art direction (1930, The Patriot)
Art direction (1931, Morocco)
Art direction (1934, A Farewell to Arms)
Art direction (1936, The Lives of Bengal Lancer)
Art direction (1938, Souls at Sea)
Art direction (1939, If I Were King)
Art direction (1940, Beau Geste)
Art direction, color (1941, North West Mounted Police)
Art direction, black and white (1941, Arise, My Love)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1942, Hold Back the Dawn)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1943, Reap the Wild Wind)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1943, Take a Letter, Darling)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1944, For Whom the Bell Tolls)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1944, Five Graves to Cairo)
Art direction-interior decoration, color (1945, Lady in the Dark)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1945, No Time for Love)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1946, Love Letters)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1947, Kitty) ” - runefromnorway
 
56.
George Arliss
Actor, Disraeli
One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli that brought him his greatest success.
“ 1868-1946 (77 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1930, Disraeli)

Nominations
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Green Goddess) ” - runefromnorway
 
57.
Wallace Beery
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies...
“ 1885-1949 (64 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1932, The Champ)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Big House) ” - runefromnorway
 
58.
Maurice Chevalier
Soundtrack, EuroTrip
His heavy French accent, melodic voice and Gallic charm made Maurice Chevalier the prototype of the gallant French monsieur in the American cinema of the 1930s. Before he went to Hollywood he worked as a farmer, circus acrobat, cabaret singer and, starting in 1908, a comical actor in French films, a few times even with the celebrated Max Linder...
“ 1888-1972 (83 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Love Parade)
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Big Pond)

Honorary award:
1959 - For his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century. ” - runefromnorway
 
59.
Ronald Colman
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his father's death cost him the financial support necessary...
“ 1891-1958 (67 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1948, A Double Life)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, Condemned)
Actor in a leading role (1930, Bulldog Drummond)
Actor in a leading role (1943, Random Harvest) ” - runefromnorway
 
60.
Lawrence Tibbett
One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, Lawrence Mervil Tibbet was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1896. Born at the end of the "wild west" era, he was only six when his father, who was a Kern County deputy sheriff, was killed by bandits. After training with, among others, Metropolitan Opera bass (and later film actor) Basil Ruysdael...
“ 1896-1960 (63 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1930, The Rogue Song) ” - runefromnorway
 
61.
Norma Shearer
Actress, The Women
She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies. She spent much money on eye doctor's services trying to correct her cross-eyed stare caused by a muscle weakness...
“ 1902-1983 (80 years old)

Wins:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Divorcee)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, Their Own Desire)
Actress in a leading role (1931, A Free Soul)
Actress in a leading role (1935, The Barretts of Wimpole Street)
Actress in a leading role (1937, Romeo and Juliet)
Actress in a leading role (1939, Marie Antoinette) ” - runefromnorway
 
62.
Nancy Carroll
Actress, Laughter
Making her film debut in 1927 after several years on the musical stage and later on Broadway. She became very popular during the advent of sound because of her musical background. This red headed cupid-bow mouthed star entertained movie audiences during the 1930s where her singing and dancing abilities gained her a large following of fans...
“ 1903-1965 (61 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, The Devil's Holiday) ” - runefromnorway
 
63.
Greta Garbo
Actress, Ninotchka
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store...
“ 1905-1990 (84 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1930, Romance)
Actress in a leading role (1930, Anna Christie)
Actress in a leading role (1938, Camille)
Actress in a leading role (1940, Ninotchka)

Honorary award:
1955 - For her unforgettable screen performances. ” - runefromnorway
 
64.
Clarence Brown
Director, National Velvet
Clarence Leon Brown was the son of Larkin Harry and Catherine Ann (Gaw) Brown of Clinton, Massachusetts. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1905 and from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in mechanical and electrical engineering in 1912...
“ 1890-1987 (97 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1930, Romance)
Director (1930, Anna Christie)
Director (1931, A Free Soul)
Director (1944, The Human Comedy)
Director (1946, National Velvet)
Director (1947, The Yearling) ” - runefromnorway
 
65.
Robert Z. Leonard
Chicago-born Robert Z. Leonard studied law at the University of Colorado, but the legal profession proved not to be his forte and he dropped out in favor of a career in the theatre. When his family moved to Hollywood in 1907 Leonard sought work in the fledgling film industry, starting as an actor with Selig Polyscope...
“ 1889-1968 (78 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1930, The Divorcee)
Director (1937, The Great Ziegfeld) ” - runefromnorway
 
66.
Frances Marion
Writer, Camille
The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scripters of any gender, Frances Marion was born in San Francisco. She modeled and acted and had some success as a commercial artist. She entered into journalism and served in Europe as a combat correspondent during World War I...
“ 1888-1973 (84 years old)

Wins:
Writing, achievement (1930, The Big House)
Writing, original story (1932, The Champ)

Nominations:
Writing, original story (1934, The Prizefighter and the Lady) ” - runefromnorway
 
67.
George Abbott
Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott attended Hamburg High School...
“ 1887-1995 (107 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front) ” - runefromnorway
 
68.
Maxwell Anderson
Author, playwright, reporter and lyricist ("The September Song", "Lost in the Stars"), he was educated at the University of North Dakota (BA) and Stanford University (MA). He taught school in N. Dakota and California, then reported news for the Grand Forks (ND) 'Herald' and the San Francisco (CA) 'Chronicle'...
“ 1888-1959 (70 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front) ” - runefromnorway
 
69.
“ 1894-1942 (48 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front) ” - runefromnorway
 
70.
“ 1881-1959 (77 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, Disraeli) ” - runefromnorway
 
71.
John Meehan
Writer, Boys Town
John Meehan, the Oscar-nominated Cando-American screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the classic Boys Town, was born on May 8, 1890 in Lindsay, Ontario. His first dream was to be a chef, but after studying the culinary arts in Austria, he went to New York to seek fame and fortune in the theater...
“ 1890-1954 (64 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, The Divorcee)
Writing, screenplay (1939, Boys Town) ” - runefromnorway
 
72.
Howard Estabrook
Writer, Cimarron
Detroit-born Howard Estabrook entered show business as a stage actor in New York in 1904. He appeared in several films starting in 1914 and even directed a few in 1917. He left films for a career in the business world, but returned in 1921 in executive positions with various studios, then began producing films in 1924...
“ 1884-1978 (94 years old)

Wins:
Writing, adaptation (1931, Cimarron)

Nominations:
Writing, achievement (1930, Street of Chance) ” - runefromnorway
 
73.
Joseph T. Rucker
Joseph T. Rucker was, for the better part of his forty year career, a newsreel cameraman for Paramount News. He is remembered for filming the 1915 opening of the Panama Canal, the aftermath of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, the 1927 civil war in China and Richard E. Byrd Jr.'s 1928 and 1930 expeditions to Antarctica...
“ 1887-1957 (70 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1930, With Byrd at the South Pole) ” - runefromnorway
 
74.
“ 1894-1963 (68 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1930, With Byrd at the South Pole) ” - runefromnorway
 
75.
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Oscar-winning director of photography William Daniels was a master of black-and-white cinematographer most famous for the 21 films he shot that starred the immortal Greta Garbo between 1926 and 1939. Among the Gabro classics he lensed were The Torrent, Flesh and the Devil, Love (Garbo and home studio MGM's first crack at Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina")...
“ 1901-1970 (68 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography, black and white (1949, The Naked City)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, Anna Christie)
Cinematography, color (1959, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
Cinematography, color (1964, How the West Was Won) ” - runefromnorway
 
76.
Tony Gaudio
Tony Gaudio was born Gaetano Antonio Gaudio on November 20, 1883, in Cosenza, Italy, to a professional photographer. After attended art school in Rome, he became an assistant to his father and elder brother, who were portrait photographers. Eventually he segued into cinema, starting with "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" in 1903...
“ 1883-1951 (67 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1937, Anthony Adverse)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, Hell's Angels)
Cinematography, black and white (1940, Juarez)
Cinematography, black and white (1941, The Letter)
Cinematography, black and white (1944, Corvette K-225)
Cinematography, color (1946, A Song to Remember) ” - runefromnorway
 
77.
Harry Perry
Cinematographer, Wings
“ 1888-1985 (96 years old)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, Hell's Angels) ” - runefromnorway
 
78.
Victor Milner
Cinematographer, The Lady Eve
Pioneering cinematographer Victor Milner acquired his fascination with the celluloid media during the days of the nickelodeon. After working as a lab assistant for a film equipment manufacturer, he joined Pathe Weekly News in the capacity of projectionist and newsreel cameraman. Among other events, he filmed the U.S...
“ 1893-1972 (78 years old)

Wins:
Cinematography (1935, Cleopatra)

Nominations:
Cinematography (1930, The Love Parade)
Cinematography (1936, The Crusades)
Cinematography (1937, The General Died at Dawn)
Cinematography (1939, The Buccaneer)
Cinematography, black and white (1940, The Great Victor Herbert)
Cinematography, color (1941, North West Mounted Police)
Cinematography, color (1943, Reap the Wild Wind)
Cinematography, black and white (1951, The Furies) ” - runefromnorway
 
79.
Herman Rosse
Art Director, King of Jazz
“ 1887-1965 (78 years old)

Wins:
Art direction (1930, King of Jazz) ” - runefromnorway
 
80.
“ 1889-1963 (73 years old)

Nominations:
Art direction (1930, Sally)
Art direction-interior decoration, black and white (1946, Experiment Perilous) ” - runefromnorway
 
81.
Douglas Shearer
Sound Department, The Wizard of Oz
Douglas Shearer came to MGM to visit his sister, Norma Shearer, and was hired as an assistant in the camera department. When MGM decided to make sound pictures, Douglas was appointed head of the sound department. In 1928, Douglas took the silent 'White Shadows in the South Seas' to a New Jersey recording studio where he added sound effects and music...
“ 1899-1971 (71 years old)

Wins:
Sound, recording (1930, The Big House)
Sound, recording (1936, Naughty Marietta)
Sound, recording (1937, San Francisco)
Sound, recording (1941, Strike Up the Band)
Effects, special effects (1945, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo)
Effects, special effects (1948, Green Dolphin Street)
Sound, recording (1952, The Great Caruso)

Nominations:
Sound, recording (1935, Viva Villa!)
Sound, recording (1938, Maytime)
Sound, recording (1939, Sweethearts)
Effects, special effects (1940, The Wizard of Oz)
Sound, recording (1940, Balalaika)
Effects, special effects (1941, Boom Town)
Effects, special effects (1942, Flight Command)
Sound, recording (1942, The Chocolate Soldier)
Effects, special effects (1943, Mrs. Miniver)
Sound, recording (1943, Mrs. Miniver)
Sound, recording (1944, Madame Curie)
Sound, recording (1945, Kismet)
Sound, recording (1946, They Were Expendable)
Sound, recording (1948, Green Dolphin Street)

Technical achievement awards:
1936 - For their automatic control system for cameras and sound recording machines and auxiliary stage equipment.
1938 - For the design of the film drive mechanism as incorporated in the ERPI 1010 reproducer.
1942 - For pioneering the development of fine grain emulsions for variable density original sound recording in a studio production.
1964 - For the engineering of an improved Background Process Projection System.

Honorary awards:
1937 - Academy Award of Merit - For the development of a practical two-way horn system and a biased Class A push-pull recording system.

Scientific and engineering awards:
1938 - For a method of varying the scanning width of variable density sound tracks (squeeze tracks) for the purpose of obtaining an increased amount of noise reduction.
1960 - For the development of a system of producing and exhibiting wide film motion pictures known as Camera 65. ” - runefromnorway
 
82.
John E. Tribby
Sound Department, Notorious
“ 1903-1983 (79 years old)

Nominations:
Sound, recording (1930, The Case of Sergeant Grischa) ” - runefromnorway
 
83.
“ 1897-1982 (84 years old)

Wins:
Sound, recording (1934, A Farewell to Arms)

Nominations:
Sound, recording (1930, The Love Parade)
Sound, recording (1935, Cleopatra)
Sound, recording (1936, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer)
Sound, recording (1937, The Texas Rangers) ” - runefromnorway
 
84.
Oscar Lagerstrom
Sound Department, A Star Is Born
“ 1890-1974 (83 years old)

Nominations:
Sound, recording (1930, Raffles)
Sound, recording (1937, Dodsworth) ” - runefromnorway
 
85.
“ 1901-1976 (74 years old)

Wins:
Sound, recording (1958, Sayonara)
Sound (1965, My Fair Lady)

Nominations:
Sound, recording (1930, The Song of the Flame)
Sound (1960, The Nun's Story)
Sound (1961, Sunrise at Campobello)
Sound (1963, The Music Man)
Sound (1966, The Great Race)
Sound (1967, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) ” - runefromnorway
 
86.
Jackie Cooper
Actor, The Champ
Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II...
“ 1922-2011 (88 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1931, Skippy) ” - runefromnorway
 
87.
Richard Dix
Actor, Cimarron
Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays...
“ 1893-1949 (56 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1931, Cimarron) ” - runefromnorway
 
88.
Fredric March
Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of John Barrymore in The Royal Family of Broadway...
“ 1897-1975 (77 years old)

Wins:
Actor in a leading role (1932, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Actor in a leading role (1947, The Best Years of Our Lives)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1931, The Royal Family of Broadway)
Actor in a leading role (1938, A Star is Born)
Actor in a leading role (1952, Death of a Salesman) ” - runefromnorway
 
89.
Adolphe Menjou
The words "suave" and "debonair" became synonymous with the name Adolphe Menjou in Hollywood, both on- and off-camera. The epitome of knavish, continental charm and sartorial opulence, Menjou, complete with trademark waxy black mustache, evolved into one of Hollywood's most distinguished of artists and fashion plates...
“ 1890-1963 (73 years old)

Nominations:
Actor in a leading role (1931, The Front Page) ” - runefromnorway
 
90.
Marie Dressler
Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on the vaudeville circuit...
“ 1868-1934 (65 years old)

Wins:
Actress in a leading role (1931, Min and Bill)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1932, Emma) ” - runefromnorway
 
91.
Marlene Dietrich
Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch (aka Marlene) was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died...
“ 1901-1992 (90 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1931, Morocco) ” - runefromnorway
 
92.
Irene Dunne
Irene Marie Dunne was born on December 20, 1898, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Dunne, who inspected steamships, and Adelaide Henry, a musician who prompted Irene in the arts. Her first production was in Louisville when she appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age of five...
“ 1898-1990 (91 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1931, Cimarron)
Actress in a leading role (1937, Theodora Goes Wild)
Actress in a leading role (1938, The Awful Truth)
Actress in a leading role (1940, Love Affair)
Actress in a leading role (1949, I Remember Mama) ” - runefromnorway
 
93.
Ann Harding
Ann Harding was born Dorothy Walton Gatley on August 7, 1901, in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The daughter of an Army captain and his wife, Ann spent a lot of time traveling around the US whenever her West Point-educated father was transferred. Moving to such places as Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, Cuba and Pennsylvania made it very hard to put down roots...
“ 1901-1981 (80 years old)

Nominations:
Actress in a leading role (1931, Holiday) ” - runefromnorway
 
94.
Norman Taurog
Director, Boys Town
A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, starring the comic Larry Semon...
“ 1899-1981 (82 years old)

Wins:
Director (1931, Skippy)

Nominations:
Director (1939, Boys Town) ” - runefromnorway
 
95.
Wesley Ruggles
Director, I'm No Angel
The younger brother of Hollywood character player Charles Ruggles, Wesley Ruggles spent most of his early years in San Francisco. He attended university there, began a lengthy apprenticeship in stock and musical comedy and then joined Keystone in Hollywood as an actor in 1914 working alongside Syd Chaplin...
“ 1889-1972 (82 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1931, Cimarron) ” - runefromnorway
 
96.
Josef von Sternberg
Director, The Blue Angel
Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school...
“ 1894-1969 (75 years old)

Nominations:
Director (1931, Morocco)
Director (1932, Shanghai Express) ” - runefromnorway
 
97.
“ 1895-1940 (44 years old)

Wins:
Writing, original story (1931, The Dawn Patrol) ” - runefromnorway
 
98.
“ 1897-1963 (65 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, original story (1931, The Doorway to Hell)
Writing, original story (1939, Angels with Dirty Faces) ” - runefromnorway
 
99.
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Director, Laughter
Harry d'Arrast's entry into the movie industry was somewhat unusual--he was wounded while serving in the French army during WW I, and while recuperating in a military hospital met French-born American film director George Fitzmaurice, who invited him to come to Hollywood after he had recovered. He did so...
“ 1897-1968 (70 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, original story (1931, Laughter) ” - runefromnorway
 
100.
“ 1874-1935 (60 years old)

Nominations:
Writing, original story (1931, Laughter) ” - runefromnorway