My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Oscar 1935

ACTOR
Clark GableMutiny on the Bounty {“Fletcher Christian”}
Charles LaughtonMutiny on the Bounty {“Captain Bligh”} [came in 3rd]
* Victor McLaglenThe Informer {“Gypo Nolan”}
Paul Muni — Black Fury {“Joe Radek”} [came in 2nd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
Franchot ToneMutiny on the Bounty {“Roger Byam”}

ACTRESS
Elisabeth Bergner — Escape Me Never {“Gemma Jones”} [came in 3rd]
Claudette Colbert — Private Worlds {“Jane Everest”}
* Bette DavisDangerous {“Joyce Heath”}
Katharine HepburnAlice Adams {“Alice Adams”} [came in 2nd]
Miriam HopkinsBecky Sharp {“Becky Sharp”}
Merle Oberon — The Dark Angel {“Kitty Vane”}

ART DIRECTION
* The Dark Angel — Richard Day
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson [came in 3rd]
Top Hat — Van Nest Polglase, Carroll Clark [came in 2nd]

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
David Copperfield — Joseph Newman [came in 3rd]
Les Miserables — Eric Stacey
* The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Clem Beauchamp, Paul Wing
A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Sherry Shourds [came in 2nd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Barbary Coast — Ray June
The Crusades — Victor Milner [came in 3rd]
Les Miserables — Gregg Toland [came in 2nd]
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Hal Mohr
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]

DANCE DIRECTION
Busby Berkeley — “Lullaby of Broadway” and “The Words Are In My Heart” numbers from Gold Diggers of 1935 [came in 3rd]
Bobby Connolly — “Latin from Manhattan” number from Go into Your Dance; and “Playboy from Paree” number from Broadway Hostess
* Dave Gould — “I’ve Got a Feeling You’re Fooling” number from Broadway Melody of 1936; and “Straw Hat” number from Folies Bergere
Sammy Lee — “Lovely Lady” and “Too Good To Be True” numbers from King of Burlesque
Hermes Pan — “Piccolino” and “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails” numbers from Top Hat [came in 2nd]
LeRoy Prinz — “It’s the Animal in Me” number from Big Broadcast of 1936; and “Viennese Waltz” number from All the King’s Horses
Benjamin Zemach — “Hall of Kings” number from She

DIRECTING
Captain Blood — Michael Curtiz [came in 2nd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
* The Informer — John Ford
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Henry Hathaway [came in 3rd]
Mutiny on the Bounty — Frank Lloyd

FILM EDITING
David Copperfield — Robert J. Kern
The Informer — George Hively [came in 3rd]
Les Miserables — Barbara McLean
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Ellsworth Hoagland
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Ralph Dawson
Mutiny on the Bounty — Margaret Booth [came in 2nd]

MUSIC (Scoring)
Captain Blood — Warner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold) [came in 3rd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
* The Informer — RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)
Mutiny on the Bounty — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department (Score by Herbert Stothart) [came in 2nd]
Peter Ibbetson — Paramount Studio Music Department, Irvin Talbot, head of department (Score by Ernst Toch)

MUSIC (Song)
“Cheek To Cheek” from Top Hat — Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin [came in 2nd]
“Lovely To Look At” from Roberta — Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh [came in 3rd]
* “Lullaby Of Broadway” from Gold Diggers of 1935 — Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Alice Adams — RKO Radio
Broadway Melody of 1936 — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Captain Blood — Cosmopolitan [came in 3rd]
David Copperfield — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Informer — RKO Radio [came in 2nd]
Les Miserables — 20th Century
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Paramount
A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Warner Bros.
* Mutiny on the Bounty — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Naughty Marietta — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Ruggles of Red Gap — Paramount
Top Hat — RKO Radio

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)
The Calico Dragon — Harman-Ising [came in 3rd]
* Three Orphan Kittens — Walt Disney, Producer
Who Killed Cock Robin? — Walt Disney, Producer [came in 2nd]

SHORT SUBJECT (Comedy)
* How to Sleep — Jack Chertok, Producer
Oh, My Nerves — Jules White, Producer [came in 2nd]
Tit for Tat — Hal Roach, Producer [came in 3rd]

SHORT SUBJECT (Novelty)
Audioscopiks — Pete Smith, Producer [tied for 2nd]
Camera Thrills — Universal [tied for 2nd]
* Wings over Mt. Everest — Gaumont British and Skibo Productions

SOUND RECORDING
Bride of Frankenstein — Universal Studio Sound Department, Gilbert Kurland, Sound Director
Captain Blood — Warner Bros.-First National Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, Sound Director [came in 2nd]
The Dark Angel — United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
I Dream Too Much — RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, Carl Dreher, Sound Director
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director [came in 3rd]
Love Me Forever — Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound Director
* Naughty Marietta — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
$1,000 a Minute — Republic Studio Sound Department
Thanks a Million — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, E. H. Hansen, Sound Director

WRITING (Original Story)
Broadway Melody of 1936 — Moss Hart [came in 3rd]
G-Men — Gregory Rogers [came in 2nd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
The Gay Deception — Don Hartman, Stephen Avery
* The Scoundrel — Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur

WRITING (Screenplay)
Captain Blood — Casey Robinson [came in 3rd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
* The Informer — Dudley Nichols
[NOTE: Mr. Nichols initially refused the award, but Academy records indicate that he was in possession of a statuette by 1949.]
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer — Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah; Adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt
Mutiny on the Bounty — Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson [came in 2nd]

SPECIAL AWARD
To David Wark Griffith, for his distinguished creative achievements as director and producer and his invaluable initiative and lasting contributions to the progress of the motion picture arts.