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The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.
The Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film is an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as part of the Academy Awards annually since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931–32, to the present.
In the first year of this award it referred to no specific film.
The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture.
The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Film Editing is one of the annual awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974.
The Academy Award for Best Original Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer.
The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Production Design recognizes achievement for art direction in film.
The Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film.
The Academy Award for Best Story was an Academy Award given from the beginning of the Academy Awards until 1956.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Academy Juvenile Award, also known as the Juvenile Oscar, was a Special Honorary Academy Award bestowed at the discretion of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to specifically recognize juvenile performers under the age of eighteen for their "outstanding contributions to screen entertainment".
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS (often pronounced as am-pas), also known as simply the Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich.
Anne Bauchens (February 2, 1882 – May 7, 1967) was an American film editor who is particularly noted for her collaboration over 40 years with the director Cecil B. DeMille.
Arthur Caesar (9 March 1892 – 20 June 1953) was a screenwriter.
Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist.
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater.
Bosom Friends is a 1934 American short film produced by E. W. Hammons.
Bowman-Biltmore Hotels was a chain created by hotel magnate John McEntee Bowman.
"(The) Carioca" is a 1933 popular song with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn, as well as the name of the dance choreographed to it for the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio.
Carl Dreher (February 16, 1896 – July 13, 1976) was an electrical engineer, two-time Academy Award nominated sound engineer, and an author who primarily dealt with technical and scientific topics.
Carroll Clark (February 6, 1894 – May 17, 1968) was an American art director.
Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker.
Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1890 – July 26, 1960) was an Irish-American art director and production designer for the film industry.
Charles G. Rosher, A.S.C. (November 17, 1885 – January 15, 1974) was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s.
City of Wax is a 1934 American short documentary film produced by Horace and Stacy Woodard about the life of a bee.
William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King".
Claudette Colbert (born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was an American stage and film actress and a leading lady in Hollywood for over two decades, and has been called "The mixture of inimitable beauty, sophistication, wit, and vivacity".
Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures and Columbia, formerly CBC Film Sales Corporation, and stylized as COLUMBIA) is an American film studio, production company and film distributor that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Con Conrad (born Conrad K. Dober, June 18, 1891 – September 28, 1938) was an American songwriter and producer.
Conrad Albinus Nervig (born 24 June 1889, Grant County, South Dakota, USA, died 26 November 1980, San Diego, California, USA) was an American film editor with 81 film credits.
Cullen Tate (March 10, 1886 – October 12, 1947) was an American assistant director as well as a director.
Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902December 22, 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era.
Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist.
David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902June 22, 1965) was an American film producer, screenwriter and film studio executive.
Douglas G. Shearer (November 17, 1899 – January 5, 1971) was a Canadian American pioneering sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology for motion pictures.
Edmund H. Hansen (November 13, 1894 – October 10, 1962) was an American sound engineer.
Edward Eliscu (April 2, 1902 – June 18, 1998) was a lyricist, playwright, producer and actor, and a successful writer of songs for films.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett,; 6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.
Eskimo (also known as Mala the Magnificent and Eskimo Wife-Traders) is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Everett Riskin (1895-1982) was an American film producer, best known for his work at Columbia and MGM, where he specialised in comedies.
First National Pictures was an American motion picture production and distribution company.
Flirtation Walk is a 1934 romantic musical film written by Delmer Daves and Lou Edelman, and directed by Frank Borzage.
Flying Down to Rio is a 1933 American pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles.
The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on 1 February 1915.
Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett.
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Francis Phillip Wupperman (born; June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), known professionally as Frank Morgan, was an American character actor who worked extensively in radio, stage and film.
Franklin Hansen (May 2, 1897 – January 13, 1982) was an American sound engineer.
Fredric Hope (January 22, 1900 – April 20, 1937) was an American art director.
Arthur Eugene "Gene" Milford (January 19, 1902 – December 23, 1991) was an American film and television editor with about one hundred feature film credits.
George Joseph Folsey, A.S.C. (July 2, 1898 – November 1, 1988) was an American cinematographer who worked on 162 films between 1919 and his retirement in 1976.
Grace Moore (December 5, 1898January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film.
Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886October 8, 1941) was an American lyricist.
Harold Brent Wallis (born Aaron Blum Wolowicz; October 19, 1898 – October 5, 1986) was an American film producer.
Harry Cohn (July 23, 1891 – February 27, 1958) was the co-founder, president, and production director of Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Herbert A. Magidson (January 7, 1906 – January 2, 1986) was an American popular lyricist.
Here Comes the Navy (also known as Hey, Sailor) is a 1934 American romantic comedy film.
Hide-Out is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy, crime, drama, romance film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring Robert Montgomery and Maureen O'Sullivan.
Holiday Land is a 1934 American animated short film that was nominated at the 1934 Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film but lost to The Tortoise and the Hare.
Horace Woodard (August 18, 1904 – April 20, 1973) was an American film producer and cinematographer of short films.
Hunt Stromberg (July 12, 1894 – August 23, 1968) was a film producer during Hollywood's Golden Age.
Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by John M. Stahl.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, editor and columnist from Paducah, Kentucky, who relocated to New York in 1904, living there for the remainder of his life.
Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures.
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American pre-Code romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra, in collaboration with Harry Cohn, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable).
Jack Leonard "J.
Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) was an American pioneer motion picture producer.
John Malcolm Stahl (January 21, 1886 – January 12, 1950) was an American film director and producer.
John Paul Livadary (born 20 May 1896, Istanbul, Turkey, died 7 April 1987, Newport Beach, California, USA) was a sound designer.
John Waters (October 31, 1893 – May 5, 1965) was an American film director, second unit director and earlier an assistant director whose career began in the early days of silent film and culminated in two consecutive Academy Award nominations in the newly instituted category of Best Assistant Director, with the second nomination, for MGM's Viva Villa!, winning him an Oscar statuette at the 7th Academy Awards on February 27, 1935.
Jolly Little Elves is a 1934 animated short film by Walter Lantz that was nominated at the 7th Academy Awards for Best Animated Short film.
Jules White (born Julius Weiss; 17 September 190030 April 1985) was a Hungarian-born American film director and producer best known for his short-subject comedies starring The Three Stooges.
Kenneth Macgowan (November 30, 1888 – April 27, 1963) was an American film producer.
La Cucaracha is a 1934 American short musical film directed by Lloyd Corrigan.
Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 – December 29, 1984) was an American composer, lyricist and songwriter.
This is a list of films that have been nominated for the so-called Big Five Academy Award categories.
This is a list of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees in the award categories "acting" and "directing".
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
"Love in Bloom" is a popular song with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin, published in 1934.
Manhattan Melodrama is a 1934 American pre-Code crime film, produced by MGM, directed by W. S. Van Dyke, and starring Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy.
Men in Black is the third short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1934 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard).
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Nathan Levinson (July 15, 1888 – October 18, 1952) was an American sound engineer.
Edith Norma Shearer (August 11, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress and Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942.
Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909 – November 1, 1984) was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director.
Of Human Bondage is a 1934 American Pre-Code drama film directed by John Cromwell and is widely regarded by critics as the film that made Bette Davis a star.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American comedy-drama film directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
One Night of Love is a 1934 American Columbia Pictures romantic musical film set in the opera world, starring Grace Moore and Tullio Carminati.
Operator 13 is a 1934 American romance film directed by Richard Boleslawski and starring Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, and Jean Parker.
Pandro Samuel Berman (March 28, 1905July 13, 1996) also known as Pan Berman, was an American film producer.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Peter Schmidt (September 4, 1892 – January 12, 1979), known as Pete Smith, was an American publicist, short subject producer and narrator.
Pioneer Pictures, Inc. was a Hollywood motion picture company, most noted for its early commitment to making color films.
Ralph Rainger (October 7, 1901 – October 23, 1942) was an American composer of popular music principally for films.
Raymond Griffith (January 23, 1895 – November 25, 1957) was a silent movie comedian.
Richard Day (9 May 1896 – 23 May 1972) was a Canadian art director.
RKO General, Inc., was the main holding company through 1991 for the noncore businesses of the General Tire and Rubber Company and, after General Tire's reorganization in the 1980s, GenCorp.
RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.
Robert Lord (May 1, 1900 – April 5, 1976) was an American screenwriter and film producer.
Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955)"Robert Riskin, Who Won 'Oscar' For 'It Happened Ohe Night,' Dies." New York Times. September 22, 1955.
Romantic comedy (also known as the portmanteaus romedy or romcom) is a genre with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles.
Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 16, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism and muckraking.
Scott R. "Scotty" Beal (April 14, 1890 – July 10, 1973) was a film Assistant director.
Screen Gems, Inc. (stylized as SCREEN GEMS) is an American film production and distribution studio that is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
She Loves Me Not is a 1934 American comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Bing Crosby and Miriam Hopkins.
Shirley Temple BlackWhile Temple occasionally used "Jane" as a middle name, her birth certificate reads "Shirley Temple".
Stacy Robert Woodard (June 11, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah – January 27, 1942 in New York City) was a producer, cinematographer, and editor of nature films, who with his brother Horace Woodard edited Frank Buck's film Fang and Claw.
Strikes and Spares is a 1934 American short sports film directed by Felix E. Feist and starring Pete Smith and Andy Varipapa.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934) is a comedy film set in Florence over 400 years ago.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street is a 1934 American film depicting the real-life romance between poets Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March), despite the opposition of her father Edward Moulton-Barrett (Charles Laughton).
"The Continental" is a song written by Con Conrad with lyrics by Herb Magidson, and was introduced by Ginger Rogers in the 1934 film, The Gay Divorcee.
The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
The House of Rothschild is a 1934 American pre-Code film written by Nunnally Johnson from the play by George Hembert Westley, and directed by Alfred L. Werker.
The Lost Patrol is a 1934 American pre-Code war film made by RKO.
The Merry Widow is a 1934 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár.
The Richest Girl in the World is a 1934 romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea.
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn.
The Thin Man (1934) is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the December 1933 issue of Redbook.
The Thin Man is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.
The Tortoise and the Hare is an animated short film released on January 5, 1935 by United Artists, produced by Walt Disney and directed by Wilfred Jackson.
The White Parade is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Theodore Soderberg (January 8, 1923 – November 15, 2012) was an American sound engineer.
Thomas T. Moulton (January 1, 1896 – March 29, 1967) was an American sound engineer.
Twentieth Century Pictures was an independent Hollywood motion picture production company created in 1933 by Joseph Schenck (the former president of United Artists) and Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Bros..
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Van Nest Polglase (August 25, 1898 – December 20, 1968) was an American art director.
Victor Milner, A.S.C. (December 15, 1893 – October 29, 1972) (sometimes Victor Miller) was an American cinematographer.
Victor L. Schertzinger (April 8, 1888 - October 26, 1941) was an American composer, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
Vincent Millie Youmans (September 27, 1898 – April 5, 1946) was an American Broadway composer and producer.
Viva Villa! is a 1934 American Pre-Code film starring Wallace Beery as Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.
Viva Villa! A recovery of the real Pancho Villa, peon, bandit, soldier, patriot is a 1933 biography of Pancho Villa, written by Edgecumb Pinchon and researched by O. B. Stade.
Woodbridge Strong “W.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, director and actor best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.
What, No Men! is a 1934 American short comedy film directed by Ralph Staub, and filmed in Technicolor.
William B. "Bill" Goetz (March 24, 1903 – August 15, 1969) was an American film producer and studio executive.
William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was an American actor.
A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person's name.
The following is an overview of 1934 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
The 2nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between August 1, 1928, and July 31, 1929.
The 43rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 15, 1971 and took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to honor the best films of 1970.
The 6th Academy Awards were held on March 16, 1934, at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.