7th Academy Awards
|7th Academy Awards|
|Date||February 27, 1935|
|Site||Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California|
|Hosted by||Irvin S. Cobb|
|Best Picture||It Happened One Night|
|Most awards||It Happened One Night (5)|
|Most nominations||One Night of Love (6)|
Frank Capra's influential romantic comedy It Happened One Night became the first film to perform a "clean sweep" of the top five award categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. This feat would later be duplicated by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. It also was the first romantic comedy to be named Best Picture.
For the first time, the Academy standardized the practice – still in effect – that the award eligibility period for a film would be the preceding calendar year.
This was also the first of only two years in which write-in candidates were allowed by the Academy as a tacit response to the controversy surrounding the snub of Bette Davis' performance in Of Human Bondage.
This was the last time that Best Actor were all first time nominees, as well as the last time until the 43rd Academy Awards where either leading acting category had all first time nominees. (Lead actress that year were all first timers for the only time since the 2nd Academy Awards).
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Outstanding Production||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Story||Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy||Best Live Action Short Film, Novelty|
|Best Animated Short Film||Best Art Direction|
|Best Score||Best Song|
|Best Cinematography||Best Assistant Director|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Film Editing|
Academy Juvenile Award
Multiple nominations and awards
The following eleven films received multiple nominations:
The following two films received multiple awards:
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- "The 7th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-07.