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The 8th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, March 5, 1936,
honoring movies released in 1935.

Special Award recipient D.W. Griffith, second from left, with, from left: Frank Capra, Griffith, Jean Hersholt, Henry B. Walthall, Frank Lloyd, Cecil B. DeMille, and Donald Crisp.

Special Award recipient D.W. Griffith, second from left, with, from left: Frank Capra, Griffith, Jean Hersholt, Henry B. Walthall, Frank Lloyd, Cecil B. DeMille, and Donald Crisp.


  • Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty"
  • Charles Laughton in "Mutiny on the Bounty"
  • Victor McLaglen in "The Informer"
  • Paul Muni in "Black Fury"
  • Franchot Tone in "Mutiny on the Bounty"


  • Elisabeth Bergner in "Escape Me Never"
  • Claudette Colbert in "Private Worlds"
  • Bette Davis in "Dangerous"
  • Katharine Hepburn in "Alice Adams"
  • Miriam Hopkins in "Becky Sharp"
  • Merle Oberon in "The Dark Angel"

Art Direction

  • "The Dark Angel" Richard Day
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson
  • "Top Hat" Van Nest Polglase, Carroll Clark

Assistant Director

  • "David Copperfield" Joseph Newman
  • "Les Miserables" Eric Stacey
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Clem Beauchamp, Paul Wing
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Sherry Shourds


  • "Barbary Coast" Ray June
  • "The Crusades" Victor Milner
  • "Les Miserables" Gregg Toland
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Hal Mohr

Dance Direction

  • Busby Berkeley "Lullaby of Broadway" and "The Words Are In My Heart" numbers from "Gold Diggers of 1935"
  • Bobby Connolly "Playboy from Paree" number from "Broadway Hostess"; and "Latin from Manhattan" number from "Go into Your Dance"
  • Dave Gould "I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling" number from "Broadway Melody of 1936"; and "Straw Hat" number from "Folies Bergere"
  • Sammy Lee "Lovely Lady" and "Too Good To Be True" numbers from "King of Burlesque"
  • Hermes Pan "Piccolino" and "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails" numbers from "Top Hat"
  • LeRoy Prinz "Viennese Waltz" number from "All the King's Horses"; and "It's the Animal in Me" number from "Big Broadcast of 1936"
  • Benjamin Zemach "Hall of Kings" number from "She"


  • "Captain Blood" Michael Curtiz
  • "The Informer" John Ford
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Henry Hathaway
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" Frank Lloyd

Film Editing

  • "David Copperfield" Robert J. Kern
  • "The Informer" George Hively
  • "Les Miserables" Barbara McLean
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Ellsworth Hoagland
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Ralph Dawson
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" Margaret Booth

Music (Scoring)

  • "Captain Blood" Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department
  • "The Informer" RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department
  • "Peter Ibbetson" Paramount Studio Music Department, Irvin Talbot, head of department

Music (Song)

  • "Cheek to Cheek" from "Top Hat" Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
  • "Lovely to Look At" from "Roberta" Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
  • "Lullaby of Broadway" from "Gold Diggers of 1935" Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin

Outstanding Production

  • "Alice Adams" RKO Radio
  • "Broadway Melody of 1936" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Captain Blood" Cosmopolitan
  • "David Copperfield" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Informer" RKO Radio
  • "Les Miserables" 20th Century
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Paramount
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Warner Bros.
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Naughty Marietta" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Ruggles of Red Gap" Paramount
  • "Top Hat" RKO Radio

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "The Calico Dragon" Harman-Ising
  • "Three Orphan Kittens" Walt Disney, Producer
  • "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Walt Disney, Producer

Short Subject (Comedy)

  • "How to Sleep" Jack Chertok, Producer
  • "Oh, My Nerves" Jules White, Producer
  • "Tit for Tat" Hal Roach, Producer

Short Subject (Novelty)

  • "Audioscopiks" Pete Smith, Producer
  • "Camera Thrills" Universal
  • "Wings over Mt. Everest" Gaumont British and Skibo Productions

Sound Recording

  • "Bride of Frankenstein" Universal Studio Sound Department, Gilbert Kurland, Sound Director
  • "Captain Blood" Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • "The Dark Angel" United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
  • "I Dream Too Much" RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, Carl Dreher, Sound Director
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director
  • "Love Me Forever" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
  • "Naughty Marietta" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • "$1,000 a Minute" Republic Studio Sound Department
  • "Thanks a Million" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director

Writing (Original Story)

  • "Broadway Melody of 1936" Moss Hart
  • "G-Men" Gregory Rogers
  • "The Gay Deception" Don Hartman, Stephen Avery
  • "The Scoundrel" Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur

Writing (Screenplay)

  • "Captain Blood" Casey Robinson
  • "The Informer" Dudley Nichols
  • "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah; Adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt
  • "Mutiny on the Bounty" Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson

  • Star indicates a win.