4th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1931 took place on November 10, 1931 in Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. They were the 4th Annual Academy Awards. Prizes were awarded films from the period between 1 August 1930 and 31 July 1931.


Lawrence Grant

Winners and nominees

Best Picture

Pioneers of the Wild West ( Cimarron ) - RKO Radio

Best Actor

Lionel Barrymore - The courage to happiness (A Free Soul )

Best Actress

Marie Dressler - The resident parent (Min and Bill )

Best Director

Norman Taurog - Skippy

Best Original Story

John Monk Saunders - Start in the Twilight ( The Dawn Patrol )

Best Adapted Screenplay

Howard Estabrook - pioneers of the Wild West ( Cimarron )

Best Camera

Floyd Crosby - Tabu (Tabu: A Story of the South Seas )

Best Art

Max Ree - pioneers of the Wild West ( Cimarron )

Best Sound

Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department - Overall Performance

Special Awards