Oscar 1934: Winners and Nominees in All Categories

Oscar Winners

Best Picture: It Happened One Night (Columbia)

Director: Frank Capra, It Happened One Night

Best Actor: Clark Gable, It Happened One Night

Best Actress: Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night

Writing Adapted: It Happened One Night, Robert Riskin

Original Story: Manhattan Melodrama, Arthur Caesar

Cinematography: Cleopatra, Victor Milner

Interior Decoration: The Merry Widow, Cedric Gibbons and Frederic Hope

Sound Recording: One Night of Love, Paul Neal

Assistant Direction: Viva Villa, John waters

Music

Song: “The Continental” (The Gay Divorcee), music by Con Conrad, lyrics by Herb Magidson

Score: One Night of Love (Columbia), music by Victor Schertzinger and Gus Kahn

Film Editing: Eskimo, Conrad Nervig

Short Subjects: Cartoons: The Tortoise and the Hare (Disney)

Short Subjects: Comedy: La Cucaracha (RKO Radio)

Short Subjects: Novelty: City of Wax (Battle for Life)

Special Award: Shirley Temple, in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934 (Miniature Statuette)

Nominees in All Categories

Best Picture:

It Happened One Night (Columbia)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (MGM)
Cleopatra (Paramount)
Flirtation Walk (Warner)
The Gay Divorcee (RKO)
Here Comes the Navy (Warner)
The House of Rothschild (Fox)
Imitation of Life (Universal)
One Night of Love (Columbia)
The Thin Man (MGM)
Viva Villa (MGM)
The White Parade (Fox)

Director

Frank Capra, It Happened One Night
Victor Schertzinger, One Night of Love
W. S. Van Dyke, The Thin Man

Best Actor

Clark Gable, It Happened One Night
Frank Morgan, Affairs of Cellini
William Powell, The Thin Man

Best Actress

Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night
Grace Moore, One Night of Love
Norma Shearer, The Barretts of Wimpole

Writing Adapted:

Robert Riskin, It Happened One Night
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, The Thin Man
Ben Hecht, Viva Villa

Writing: Original Story:

Arthur Caesar, Manhattan Melodrama
Mauri Grashin, Hide-Out
Norman Krasna, The Richest Girl in the World

Cinematography:

Victor Milner, Cleopatra
Charles Rosher, Affairs of Cellini
George Folsey, Operator 13

Interior Decoration:

Cedric Gibbons and Frederic Hope, The Merry Widow
Richard Day, Affairs of Cellini
Van Nest Polglase and Carroll Clark, The Gay Divorcee

Assistant Direction:

John Waters, Viva Villa
Scott Beal, Imitation of Life
Cullen Tate, Cleopatra

Sound Recording:

Paul Neal, One Night of Love
Thomas T. Moulton, Affairs of Cellini
Franklin Hansen, Cleopatra
Nathan Levinson, Flirtation Walk
Carl Dreher, The Gay Divorcee
Gilbert Kurland, Imitation of Life
Paul Neal, One Night of Love
Douglas Shearer, Viva Villa

Music

Song: “The Continental” (The Gay Divorcee), music by Con Conrad, lyrics by Herb Magidson
“Carloca” (Flying Down to Rio), music by Vincent Youmans, lyrics by Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn
“Love in Bloom” (She Loves Me Not), music by Ralph Rainger, lyrics by Leo Robin

Score: One Night of Love (Columbia), music by Victor Schertzinger and Gus Kahn
The Gay Divorcee (RKO), Kenneth Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein
The Lost Patrol (RKO), Max Steiner

Film Editing

Conrad Nervig, Eskimo
Anne Bauchens, Cleopatra
Gene Milford, One Night of Love