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8th Academy Awards
Date March 5, 1936
Site Biltmore Hotel
Host Frank Capra
Best Picture Mutiny on the Bounty
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The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Frank Capra. This was the first year in which the gold statuettes were called "Oscars."

The short-lived category of Best Dance Direction was introduced this year. The DGA successfully lobbied for its elimination three years later.


Winners and nominees

Winners are highlighted in boldface.


Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Achievement in Directing

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role

Best Writing, Adaptation

Best Story

Interior Decoration

Achievement In Cinematography

Hal Mohr was a write-in candidate, and therefore isn't officially considered to have received a nomination, although he did receive the award.

Sound Recording

Assistant Director

Short Subjects: Cartoons

  • The Calico Dragon
  • Three Orphan Kittens
  • Who Killed Cock Robin?

Short Subjects: Comedy

Short Subjects: Novelty

Music: Best Song

Music: Best Score

Film Editing

Dance Direction

This award was only given out for three years (1935-1937).

Special Award


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