8th Academy Awards

8th Academy Awards
Date March 5, 1936
Site Biltmore Hotel
Hosted by Frank Capra
Best Picture Mutiny on the Bounty
Most awards The Informer (4)
Most nominations Mutiny on the Bounty (8)

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

Mutiny on the Bounty became the last film to date to win Best Picture and nothing else (following The Broadway Melody and Grand Hotel), and the only film to receive three nominations for Best Actor.

This was the second and last year that write-in votes were allowed at the Oscars. A Midsummer Night's Dream became the only film to win a write-in Oscar, taking Best Cinematography.

Write-in nominee Sherry Shourds would be the only woman to be nominated in the short-lived Best Assistant Director category.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Outstanding Production Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Story Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy Best Live Action Short Film, Novelty
Best Animated Short Film
Best Score Best Song
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Sound Recording Best Film Editing
Best Assistant Director Best Dance Direction

Academy Honorary Award

Multiple nominations and awards

The following thirteen films received multiple nominations:

The following two films received multiple awards:

See also


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