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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.


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

Academy Honorary Award

  • D. W. Griffith – "For his distinguished creative achievements as director and producer and his invaluable initiative and lasting contributions to the progress of the motion picture arts."

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
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