6th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1934 took place on 16 March 1934 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the 6th Annual Academy Awards. Prizes were awarded films from the period between 1 August 1932 to 31 December 1933.

In the previous year, no Oscar ceremony took place because they wanted the future characterize the films from the past calendar year. The new category Best Director Assistant lasted only for 5 years. Katharine Hepburn won her first of four later Oscars for Best Actress.


Will Rogers

Winners and nominees

Best Picture

Cavalcade ( Cavalcade ) - Fox Film Corporation

Best Actor

Charles Laughton - The Private Life of Henry VIII ( The Private Life of Henry VIII)

Best Actress

Katharine Hepburn - Dawn of Glory (Morning Glory )

Best Director

Frank Lloyd - Cavalcade ( Cavalcade )

Best assistant director

Charles Barton, Scott R. Beal, Charles Dorian, Fred Fox, Gordon Hollingshead, Dewey Starkey and William Tummel (no indication of a film title )

Best Original Story

Robert Lord - journey of no return ( One Way Passage)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Victor and Sarah Y. Mason Heerman - Four Sisters ( Little Women )

Best Camera

Charles Bryant Lang - In another country (A Farewell to Arms )

Best Art

William S. Darling - Cavalcade ( Cavalcade )

Best Sound

Franklin B. Hansen ( Paramount Studio Sound Department) - In another country (A Farewell to Arms )

Best Short Film - Cartoon

Walt Disney - The Three Little Pigs ( The Three Little Pigs )

Best Short Film - Comedy

Louis Brock - So This Is Harris!

Best Short Film - Novelty

Joe Rock for Educational Pictures - Krakatoa

Special Awards

  • Prize for Science and Development: Electrical Research Products Inc. ( For their wide range recording and reporducing system) and RCA Victor ( For their high-fidelity recording and Reproducing System)
  • Award for Technical Merits: Fox Film Corporation, Fred Jackman and Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., and Sidney Saunders of RKO Studios, Inc. ( For their development and effective use of the translucent cellulous screen in composite photography )