Best of 1934

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1.
It Happened One Night (1934)
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Of Human Bondage
The Thin Man ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Frank Capra

Nominees:
Josef von Sternberg - The Scarlet Empress
W. S. Van Dyke - The Thin Man
Harold Young - The Scarlet Pimpernel
John Cromwell - Of Human Bondage ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST ACTOR - Clark Gable

Nominees:
Leslie Howard - Of Human Bondage
Leslie Howard - The Scarlet Pimpernel
William Powell - The Thin Man
John Barrymore - Twentieth Century ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST ACTRESS - Claudette Colbert

Nominees:
Marlene Dietrich - The Scarlet Empress
Bette Davis - Of Human Bondage
Myrna Loy - The Thin Man
Claudette Colbert - Cleopatra ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Walter Connolly

Nominees:
Sam Jaffe - The Scarlet Empress
Raymond Massey - The Scarlet Pimpernel
Reginald Denny - Of Human Bondage
Anthony Bushell - The Scarlet Pimpernel ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Louise Dresser

Nominees:
Merle Oberon - The Scarlet Pimpernel
Kay Johnson - Of Human Bondage
Frances Dee - Of Human Bondage
Mabel Terry-Lewis - The Scarlet Pimpernel ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
The Scarlet Empress
The Thin Man
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Of Human Bondage ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Manhattan Melodrama
The Gay Divorcee
L'Atalante
The Richest Girl in the World ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
The Thin Man
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Of Human Bondage ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine. (97 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
Cleopatra
The Scarlet Empress ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
Cleopatra
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Of Human Bondage
It Happened One Night ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
It Happened One Night
Cleopatra
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Man Who Knew Too Much ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Cleopatra
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Les Misérables
Manhattan Melodrama ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Cleopatra
Belle of the Nineties
The Barretts of Wimpole Street ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine. (97 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Of Human Bondage
Les Misérables
The Scarlet Empress
Cleopatra ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Les Misérables (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. (281 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Nominees:
Of Human Bondage
The Lost Patrol
The Gay Divorcee
One Night of Love ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. (93 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ BEST ORIGINAL SONG - "Blue Moon"

Nominees:
The Gay Divorcee - "The Continental"
The Gay Divorcee - "Needle in a Haystack"
She Loves Me Not - "Love in Bloom" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer. (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
Cleopatra (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor. (100 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
The Gay Divorcee
The Scarlet Empress
The Man Who Knew Too Much
One Night of Love ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Cleopatra
Manhattan Melodrama
The Thin Man
The Gay Divorcee ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
The Scarlet Empress
Cleopatra
Manhattan Melodrama
The Thin Man ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
L'Atalante (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM

Nominees:
Les Misérables ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting