7th Academy Awards (1934): Nominees and Winners

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

6
5


4


3
One Night of Love
Cleopatra
The Gay Divorcee
It Happened One Night
The Affairs of Cellini
The Thin Man
Viva Villa!
Imitation of Life
5
2
1







It Happened One Night
One Night of Love
City of Wax
Cleopatra
La Cucaracha
Eskimo
The Gay Divorcee
Manhattan Melodrama
The Merry Widow
The Tortoise and the Hare
Viva Villa!
NOMINATION/WIN TALLY LEGEND
Best Picture winner
Best Picture nominee
Nominations are listed for all films receiving 3 or more

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

The Barretts of Wimpole Street – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [1]
Cleopatra – Paramount
Flirtation Walk – First National
The Gay Divorcee – RKO Radio
Here Comes the Navy – Warner Bros.
The House of Rothschild – 20th Century [2]
Imitation of Life – Universal
It Happened One Night – Columbia
One Night of Love – Columbia
The Thin Man – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Viva Villa! – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The White Parade – Jesse L. Lasky (production company)

DIRECTING

It Happened One Night – Frank Capra
One Night of Love – Victor Schertzinger [2]
The Thin Man – W. S. Van Dyke [1]

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Cleopatra – Cullen Tate [1]
Imitation of Life – Scott Beal [2]
Viva Villa! – John Waters

ACTOR

Clark Gable – It Happened One Night
Frank Morgan – The Affairs of Cellini [1]
William Powell – The Thin Man [2]

ACTRESS

Claudette Colbert – It Happened One Night
Bette Davis – Of Human Bondage [2,3]
Grace Moore – One Night of Love
Norma Shearer – The Barretts of Wimpole Street [1]

WRITING (Adaptation)

It Happened One Night – Robert Riskin
The Thin Man – Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett [1]
Viva Villa! – Ben Hecht [2]

WRITING (Original Story)

Hide-Out – Mauri Grashin [2]
Manhattan Melodrama – Arthur Caesar
The Richest Girl in the World – Norman Krasna [1]

MUSIC (Song)

“Carioca” – Flying Down to Rio – Music by Vincent Youmans; Lyrics by Edward Eliscu, Gus Kahn [2]
“The Continental” – The Gay Divorcee – Music by Con Conrad; Lyrics by Herb Magidson
“Love In Bloom” – She Loves Me Not – Music by Ralph Rainger; Lyrics by Leo Robin [1]

MUSIC (Scoring)

The Gay Divorcee – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Kenneth Webb, Samuel Hoffenstein) [1]
The Lost Patrol – RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner) [2]
One Night of Love – Columbia Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (Thematic Music by Victor Schertzinger, Gus Kahn)

FILM EDITING

Cleopatra – Anne Bauchens [2]
Eskimo – Conrad Nervig
One Night of Love – Gene Milford [1]

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Affairs of Cellini – Charles Rosher [2]
Cleopatra – Victor Milner
Operator 13 – George Folsey [1]

ART DIRECTION

The Affairs of Cellini – Richard Day [2]
The Gay Divorcee – Van Nest Polglase, Carroll Clark [1]
The Merry Widow – Cedric Gibbons, Fredric Hope [4]

SOUND RECORDING

The Affairs of Cellini – United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
Cleopatra – Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director
Flirtation Walk – Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director [1]
The Gay Divorcee – RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, Carl Dreher, Sound Director [2]
Imitation of Life – Universal Studio Sound Department, Theodore Soderberg, Sound Director
One Night of Love – Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
Viva Villa! – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
The White Parade – Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)

Holiday Land – Charles Mintz [2]
Jolly Little Elves – Walter Lantz [1]
The Tortoise and the Hare – Walt Disney

SHORT SUBJECT (Comedy)

La Cucaracha – Kenneth Macgowan
Men in Black – Jules White [2]
What, No Men! – Warner Bros. [1]

SHORT SUBJECT (Novelty)

Bosom Friends – Skibo Productions [2]
City of Wax – Stacy Woodard, Horace Woodard
Strikes and Spares – Pete Smith [1]

SPECIAL AWARD

To Shirley Temple, in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934.

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS, INC. for their development of the Vertical Cut Disc Method of recording sound for motion pictures (hill and dale recording). [Sound]

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III)

To COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION for their application of the Vertical Cut Disc method (hill and dale recording) to actual studio production, with their recording of the sound on the picture, One Night of Love. [Sound]
To BELL AND HOWELL COMPANY for their development of the Bell and Howell Fully Automatic Sound and Picture Printer. [Laboratory]

ACADEMY NOTES

  1. [came in 2nd]
  2. [came in 3rd]
  3. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
  4. [NOTE: won by two votes]

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