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Mr Deeds goes to town court scene

The court scene from Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

the original poster for The Great Ziegfeld


Honoring movies released in 1936, it was held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. It was hosted by George Jessel. For the frist time, the awards for Best Supprting Actor and Best Supporting Actress have been awarded. My Man Godfrey became the first film ever to earn all 4 acting noms (but it didnt win anything). The Live Action Short shave now been divided into reel categories. 2 Honorary Oscars were given: One for W. Howard Greene and Harold Rossen for cinematography work on The Garden Of Allah and one for The March Of Time newsreel for innovating the newsreel and keeping in touch to motion pictures while a Scientific and Technical Award was given to Douglas Shearer and the MGM Sound Department for the development of a practical two-way horn system and a biased Class A push-pull recording system.

Winners Synopsis[]

Bored Of Education won Best One Reel Live Action Short

The Public Pays won Best Two Reel Live Action Short

The Country Cousin won Best Animated Short

Give Me Liberty won Best Colored Live Action Short

Dodsworth won Best Art Direction

The Carge Of The Light Brigade won Best Assistant Director

San Francisco won Best Sound Recording

Swing Time won Best Original Song (The Way You Look Tonight)

Come And Get It won Best Supporting Actor

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town won Best Director

The Story Of Louis Pasteur won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Story, and Best Screenplay

Anthony Adverse won 4 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing

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The Great Ziegfeld won 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Dance Direction