The 4th Academy Award Nominations

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The Fourth Academy Awards were presented on November 10, 1931 for films released in 1930 and 1931.  The awards were the first awards to have multiple wins for a single picture.  Cimerron (often listed as one of the worst Best Pictures—still called Best Production at this point) was also the first Western to win Best Picture until Dances with Wolves.

Outstanding Production:

cimarron-poster-best-picture-winner-reviewWINNER:  Cimarron

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east-lynne-movie-posterEast Lynne

front-page-poster-review-howard-hughes-best-picture-nomineeThe Front Page

skippy-poster-review-jackie-cooper-best-picture-nomineeSkippy

trader-horn-poster-best-picture-nominee-reviewTrader Horn

Best Director:

front-page-lewis-milestone-best-director-academy-awardsLewis Milestone—The Front Page

cimarron-best-director-wesley-ruggles-reviewWesley Ruggles—Cimarron

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morocco-josef-von-sternberg-best-directorJosef von Sternberg—Morocco

skippy-norman-taurog-best-director-reviewWINNER:  Norman Taurog—Skippy

Best Actor:

free-soul-lionel-barrymore-best-actor-winner-reviewWINNER:  Lionel Barrymore—A Free Soul

skippy-jackie-cooper-best-actor-nomination-reviewJackie Cooper—Skippy

cimarron-1931-yancey-cravat-richard-dix-best-actor-nomination-oklahoma-land-rush-reviewRichard Dix—Cimarron

BasementRejects Review

royal-family-of-broadway-frederick-march-best-actor-nominee-reviewFrederic March—The Royal Family of Broadway

front-page-adolphe-menjou-best-actress-nominationAdolphe Menjou—The Front Page

Best Actress:

morocco-1930-marlene-dietrich-best-actress-nominationMarlene Dietrich—Morocco

min-and-bill-1930-best-actress-winner-marie-dressler-reviewWINNER:  Marie Dressler—Min and Bill

cimarron-1931-sabra-cravat-irene-dunne-best-actress-reviewIrene Dunne—Cimarron

BasementRejects Review

holiday-1930-ann-harding-best-actress-nominee-reviewAnn Harding—Holiday

free-soul-norma-shearer-best-actress-nomineeNorma Shearer—A Free Soul

Best Story:

dawn-patrol-1930-movie-poster-richard-barthelmess-douglas-fairbanks-best-story-academy-awardsWINNER:  The Dawn Patrol

doorway-to-hell-1930-movie-poster-lewis-ayers-review-best-story-nominee-academy-awardsThe Doorway to Hell

laughter-1930-movie-poster-nancy-carroll-best-story-academy-awardsLaughter

public-enemy-movie-poster-james-cagney-best-story-reviewThe Public Enemy

smart-money-1931-movie-poster-edward-g-robinson-james-cagney-best-story-academy-award-nominationSmart Money

Best Adapted Screenplay:

cimarron-poster-best-picture-winner-reviewWINNER:  Cimarron

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criminal-code-movie-poster-review-oscar-nomineeThe Criminal Code

holiday-movie-poster-review-oscar-nomineeHoliday

little-caesar-movie-poster-review-gangster-edward-g-robinson-oscar-nomineeLittle Caesar

skippy-poster-review-jackie-cooper-best-picture-nomineeSkippy

Best Sound Recording:

MGM Studio Sound Department

WINNER:  Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department

RKO Radio Studio Sound Department

Samuel Goldwyn-United Artists Studio Sound Department

Best Art Direction:

cimarron-poster-best-picture-winner-reviewWINNER:  Cimarron

BasementRejects Review

just-imagine-movie-poster-oscar-nominee-reviewJust Imagine

morocco-movie-poster-gary-cooper-marlene-dietrich-review-oscar-nomineeMorocco

svengali-1931-movie-poster-john-barrymore-marian-marsh-reviewSvengali

whoopee-movie-poster-native-american-indian-review-best-picture-nomineeWhoopee!

Best Cinematography:

cimarron-poster-best-picture-winner-reviewCimarron

BasementRejects Review

morocco-movie-poster-gary-cooper-marlene-dietrich-review-oscar-nomineeMorocco

right-to-love-ruth-1930-poster-ruth-chatterton-reviewThe Right to Love

tabu-1931-movie-poster-reviewWINNER:  Tabu

svengali-1931-movie-poster-john-barrymore-marian-marsh-reviewSvengali

Preceded By:

The 3rd Academy Award Nominations

Followed By:

The 5th Academy Award Nominations

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by

Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn’t afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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