Oscar 1931: Winners and Nominees in All Categories

Oscar Awards were given in Nine categories

Oscar Winners

Picture: Cimarron (RKO Radio, produced by William LeBaron)
Director: Norman Taurog, Skippy
Actor: Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul
Actress: Marie Dressler, Min and Bill
Screenplay (Adapted): Howard Estabrook, Cimarron
Screenplay (Original): John Monk Saunders, The Dawn Patrol
Cinematography: Floyd Crosby, Tabu
Interior Decoration: Max Ree, Cimarron
Sound Recording: Paramount Studio Sound Department

Best Picture Nominees

Cimarron (RKO)
East Lynne (Fox)
The Front Page (UA)
Skippy (Paramount)
Trader Horn (MGM)

Best Actress

Marie Dressler, Min and Bill
Marlene Dietrich, Morocco
Ann Harding, Holiday
Irene Dunne, Cimarron
Norma Shearer, A Free Soul

Best Actor

Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul
Jackie Cooper, Skippy
Richard Dix, Cimarron
Fredric March, The Royal Family
Adolph Menjou, The Front Page


Norman Taurog, Skippy
Clarence Brown, A Free Soul
Lewis Milestone, The Front Page
Wesley Ruggles, Cimarron
Josef Von Sternberg, Morocco



Howard Estabrook, Cimarron
Seton Miller and Fred Niblo, The Criminal Code
Horace Jackson, Holiday
Francis Faragoh and Robert N. Lee, Little Caesar
Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Sam Mintz, Skippy

Original Story

John Monk Saunders, The Dawn Patrol
Rowland Brown, Doorway to Hell
Douglas Doty and Donald Ogden Stewart, Laughter
John Bright and Kubec Glasmon, The Public Enemy
Lucien Hubard and Joseph Jackson, Smart Money


Floyd Crosby, Tabu
Edward Cronjager, Cimarron
Lee Garmes, Morocco
Charles Lang, The Right to Love
Barney “Chick” McGill, Svengali

Interior Decoration

Max Ree, Cimarron
Stephen Gooson and Ralph Hammeras, Just Imagine
Hans Dreier, Morocco
Anton Grot, Svengali
Richard Day, Whoopie

Sound Recording

Samuel Goldwyn

No Special Awards