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It Happened One Night -- (Movie Clip) Take My Advice

Peter And Ellie meet for the first time in It Happened One Night

Trailer Poster for It Happened One Night


Honoring Movies released in 1934, this marks the first time that the eligibility period preceds the calender year. Irvin S. Cobb hosts the event at The Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Shirley Temple won the first Academy Juvenile Award, making her the youngest recipient ever. Another first is that write-in candidates were allowed due to Bette Davis getting snubbed. It Happened One Night was the very first Oscar winner to win THE BIG 5 (picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay). The categories for Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Film Editing have been introduced.

Winners Synopsis[]

Eskimo won for Best Film Editing

The Gay Divorcee won for Best Original Song ("The Continental")

Cleopatra won for Best Cinematography

Viva Villa! won for Best Assistant Director

The Merry Widow won for Best Art Direction

The Tortoise And The Hare won for Best Animated Short

La Cucaracha won for Best Live Action Comedy Short

City Of Wax won for Best Live Action Novelty Short

Manhattan Melodrama won for Best Story

One Night Of Love won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Sound Recording

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It Happened One Night won all 5 Academy Awards it was nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay