5th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1932 took place on 18 November 1932 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the 5th Annual Academy Awards. Prizes were awarded films from the period between 1 August 1931 to 31 July 1932. First time at this ceremony short films have been taken into account, which were awarded in three new categories. Walt Disney won the first two of his total of 26 Oscars this year.


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Winners and nominees

Best Picture

People in the hotel ( Grand Hotel) - (Metro -Goldwyn- Mayer)

Best Director

Frank Borzage - Bad Girl

Best Actor

Wallace Beery - The Champ ( The Champ ) and Fredric March - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde )

Best Actress

Helen Hayes - The Sin of Madelon Claudet

Best Original Story

Frances Marion - The Champ ( The Champ )

Best Adapted Screenplay

Edwin Burke - Bad Girl

Best Camera

Lee Garmes - Shanghai Express

Best Art

Gordon Wiles - Transatlantic

Best Sound

Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department ( total power )

Best Short Film - Cartoon

From flowers and trees ( Flowers and Trees ) - Director: Walt Disney

Best Short Film - Comedy

The Music Box - Director: Hal Roach

Best Short Film - Novelty

Wrestling Swordfish - directed by Mack Sennett

Special Awards