9th Academy Awards

9th Academy Awards
Date March 4, 1937
Site Biltmore Hotel
Hosted by George Jessel
Best Picture The Great Ziegfeld
Most awards Anthony Adverse (4)
Most nominations Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, and The Great Ziegfeld (7)

The 9th Academy Awards were held on March 4, 1937, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.[1] They were hosted by George Jessel; music was provided by the Victor Young Orchestra, which at the time featured Spike Jones on drums. This ceremony marked the first time in which the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress were awarded.

My Man Godfrey became the first film to receive nominations in all four acting categories, but did not win in any category. It is the only such film to not receive a nomination for Best Picture, and was the only one to lose all of its nominations until Sunset Boulevard at the 23rd Academy Awards.

With a win for Best Sound Recording for San Francisco, Douglas Shearer became the first person to win consecutive Academy Awards (following a win in the same category for Naughty Marietta the year before).


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Outstanding Production Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Live Action Short Film, Color 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 Awards

Multiple nominations and awards

The following twenty films received multiple nominations:

  • 7 nominations: Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, and The Great Ziegfeld
  • 6 nominations: My Man Godfrey and San Francisco
  • 5 nominations: Mr. Deeds Go to Town
  • 4 nominations: Romeo and Juliet and The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • 3 nominations: The Charge of the Light Brigade, The General Died at Dawn, and Three Smart Girls
  • 2 nominations: Born to Dance, Come and Get it, Garden of Allah, The Gorgeous Hussy, Lloyds of London, Swing Time, A Tale of Two Cities, Theodora Goes Wild, and Winterset

The following three films received multiple awards:

  • 4 awards: Anthony Adverse
  • 3 awards: The Great Ziegfeld and The Story of Louis Pasteur

See also


  1. "The 9th Academy Awards (1937) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
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