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The 9th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, March 4, 1937,
honoring movies released in 1936.

The 9th Academy Awards presentation dinner at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel.

The 9th Academy Awards presentation dinner at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel.


  • Gary Cooper in "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
  • Walter Huston in "Dodsworth"
  • Paul Muni in "The Story of Louis Pasteur"
  • William Powell in "My Man Godfrey"
  • Spencer Tracy in "San Francisco"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mischa Auer in "My Man Godfrey"
  • Walter Brennan in "Come and Get It"
  • Stuart Erwin in "Pigskin Parade"
  • Basil Rathbone in "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Akim Tamiroff in "The General Died at Dawn"


  • Irene Dunne in "Theodora Goes Wild"
  • Gladys George in "Valiant Is the Word for Carrie"
  • Carole Lombard in "My Man Godfrey"
  • Luise Rainer in "The Great Ziegfeld"
  • Norma Shearer in "Romeo and Juliet"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Beulah Bondi in "The Gorgeous Hussy"
  • Alice Brady in "My Man Godfrey"
  • Bonita Granville in "These Three"
  • Maria Ouspenskaya in "Dodsworth"
  • Gale Sondergaard in "Anthony Adverse"

Art Direction

  • "Anthony Adverse" Anton Grot
  • "Dodsworth" Richard Day
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu, Edwin B. Willis
  • "Lloyds of London" William S. Darling
  • "The Magnificent Brute" Albert S. D'Agostino, Jack Otterson
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Cedric Gibbons, Frederic Hope, Edwin B. Willis
  • "Winterset" Perry Ferguson

Assistant Director

  • "Anthony Adverse" William Cannon
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Jack Sullivan
  • "The Garden of Allah" Eric G. Stacey
  • "The Last of the Mohicans" Clem Beauchamp
  • "San Francisco" Joseph Newman


  • "Anthony Adverse" Gaetano Gaudio
  • "The General Died at Dawn" Victor Milner
  • "The Gorgeous Hussy" George Folsey

Dance Direction

  • Busby Berkeley "Love and War" number from "Gold Diggers of 1937"
  • Bobby Connolly "1000 Love Songs" number from "Cain and Mabel"
  • Seymour Felix "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" number from "The Great Ziegfeld"
  • Dave Gould "Swingin' the Jinx" number from "Born to Dance"
  • Jack Haskell "Skating Ensemble" number from "One in a Million"
  • Russell Lewis "The Finale" number from "Dancing Pirate"
  • Hermes Pan "Bojangles of Harlem" number from "Swing Time"


  • "Dodsworth" William Wyler
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" Robert Z. Leonard
  • "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" Frank Capra
  • "My Man Godfrey" Gregory La Cava
  • "San Francisco" W. S. Van Dyke

Film Editing

  • "Anthony Adverse" Ralph Dawson
  • "Come and Get It" Edward Curtiss
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" William S. Gray
  • "Lloyds of London" Barbara McLean
  • "A Tale of Two Cities" Conrad A. Nervig
  • "Theodora Goes Wild" Otto Meyer

Music (Scoring)

  • "Anthony Adverse" Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Warner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department
  • "The Garden of Allah" Selznick International Pictures Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department
  • "The General Died at Dawn" Paramount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department
  • "Winterset" RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Nathaniel Shilkret, head of department

Music (Song)

  • "Did I Remember" from "Suzy" Music by Walter Donaldson; Lyrics by Harold Adamson
  • "I've Got You Under My Skin" from "Born to Dance" Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
  • "A Melody from the Sky" from "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" Music by Louis Alter; Lyrics by Sidney Mitchell
  • "Pennies from Heaven" from "Pennies from Heaven" Music by Arthur Johnston; Lyrics by Johnny Burke
  • "The Way You Look Tonight" from "Swing Time" Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
  • "When Did You Leave Heaven" from "Sing, Baby, Sing" Music by Richard A. Whiting; Lyrics by Walter Bullock

Outstanding Production

  • "Anthony Adverse" Warner Bros.
  • "Dodsworth" Samuel Goldwyn Productions
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Libeled Lady" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" Columbia
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "San Francisco" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Story of Louis Pasteur" Cosmopolitan
  • "A Tale of Two Cities" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "Three Smart Girls" Universal

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "The Country Cousin" Walt Disney, Producer
  • "Old Mill Pond" Harman-Ising
  • "Sinbad the Sailor" Paramount

Short Subject (Color)

  • "Give Me Liberty" Warner Bros.
  • "La Fiesta de Santa Barbara" Lewis Lewyn, Producer
  • "Popular Science J-6-2" Paramount

Short Subject (One-reel)

  • "Bored of Education" Hal Roach, Producer
  • "Moscow Moods" Paramount
  • "Wanted, a Master" Pete Smith, Producer

Short Subject (Two-reel)

  • "Double or Nothing" Warner Bros.
  • "Dummy Ache" RKO Radio
  • "The Public Pays" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Sound Recording

  • "Banjo on My Knee" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director
  • "Dodsworth" United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
  • "General Spanky" Hal Roach Studio Sound Department, Elmer A. Raguse, Sound Director
  • "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
  • "San Francisco" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • "The Texas Rangers" Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director
  • "That Girl from Paris" RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, J. O. Aalberg, Sound Director
  • "Three Smart Girls" Universal Studio Sound Department, Homer G. Tasker, Sound Director

Writing (Original Story)

  • "Fury" Norman Krasna
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" William Anthony McGuire
  • "San Francisco" Robert Hopkins
  • "The Story of Louis Pasteur" Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney
  • "Three Smart Girls" Adele Comandini

Writing (Screenplay)

  • "After the Thin Man" Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
  • "Dodsworth" Sidney Howard
  • "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" Robert Riskin
  • "My Man Godfrey" Eric Hatch, Morris Ryskind
  • "The Story of Louis Pasteur" Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney

  • Star indicates a win.