6th Academy Awards

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6th Academy Awards
Date March 16, 1934
Site The Ambassador Hotel
Host Will Rogers
Highlights
Best Picture Cavalcade
Most awards Cavalcade (3)
Most nominations Cavalcade, A Farewell to Arms and Lady for a Day (4)
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The 6th Academy Awards were held on March 16, 1934, at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Will Rogers and Rogers also presented all of the awards.

Will Rogers presented the Academy Award for Best Director, and when he opened the envelope he simply announced, "Come up and get it, Frank!" Frank Capra, certain he was the winner, ran to the podium to collect the Oscar, only to discover Rogers had meant Frank Lloyd, who won for Cavalcade, instead. Possibly to downplay Rogers' gaffe, he then called third nominee George Cukor to join the two Franks on stage.[1]

This was the last time that the Oscars' eligibility period was spread over two different calendar years, creating the longest time frame for which films could be nominated: the year and a half from August 1, 1932 to December 31, 1933.

This was the last time that no film had more than four nominations.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3]

Outstanding Production Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Story Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography Best Art Direction
Best Sound Recording Best Assistant Director
Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy Best Live Action Short Film, Novelty
Best Animated Short Film

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Scientific or Technical Awards[edit]

Class II Awards[edit]

Class III Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ McBride, Joseph, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success. New York: Simon & Schuster 1992. ISBN 0-671-73494-6, pp. 288-292, 294-296, 298-302, 309-310
  2. ^ "The 6th Academy Awards (1934) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  3. ^ The sources consulted to compile and verify this list include:
  4. ^ Class II Scientific or Technical award winners receive a plaque.
  5. ^ Class III Scientific or Technical award winners receive a citation.