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Best Films – 1934

Ramon Novarro biography Beyond Paradise


The Barretts of Wimpole Street
d: Sidney Franklin; scr: Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart

The Count of Monte Cristo
d: Rowland V. Lee; scr: Philip Dunne, Dan Totheroh, Rowland V. Lee

The Gay Divorcee
d: Mark Sandrich; scr: George Marion Jr., Dorothy Yost, Edward Kaufman

d: W. S. Van Dyke; scr: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich

The Merry Widow
d: Ernst Lubitsch; scr: Samson Raphaelson, Ernest Vajda

Fredric March, Evelyn Venable in Death Takes a Holiday


Broadway Bill
d: Frank Capra; scr: Robert Riskin

Death Takes a Holiday
d: Mitchell Leisen; scr: Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman

d: Karl Hartl; scr: Rolf E. Vanloo

Here Comes the Navy
d: Lloyd Bacon; scr: Earl Baldwin, Ben Markson

Maskerade / Masquerade in Vienna
d: Willi Forst; scr: Willi Forst, Walter Reisch

We’re Rich Again
d: William A. Seiter; scr: Ray Harris


Wallace Beery
Viva Villa!

James Cagney
Here Comes the Navy

Maurice Chevalier
The Merry Widow

Robert Donat
The Count of Monte Cristo

Fredric March
Death Takes a Holiday

Robert Montgomery

Ramon Novarro
The Cat and the Fiddle

William Powell
The Thin Man

Heinz Rühman
So ein Flegel / Such a Boor

Anton Walbrook
Masquerade in Vienna

Best Actress
Jean Arthur, The Most Precious Thing in Life.
Constance Bennett, The Affairs of Cellini.
Claudette Colbert, Four Frightened People & It Happened One Night.
Irene Dunne, The Age of Innocence.
Myrna Loy, The Thin Man.
Jeanette MacDonald, The Cat and the Fiddle & The Merry Widow.
Marian Nixon, We’re Rich Again.
Ginger Rogers, The Gay Divorcee.
Genevieve Tobin, Easy to Love.


Lionel Atwill
The Firebird

Eric Blore
The Gay Divorcee

Buster Crabbe
We’re Rich Again

Etienne Girardot
Twentieth Century

Alan Hale
Little Man, What Now?

DeWitt Jennings
Little Man, What Now?

Charles Laughton
The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Peter Lorre
The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Mowbray
Little Man, What Now?

Erik Rhodes
The Gay Divorcee

Best Supporting Actress
Mary Astor, Easy to Love.
Louise Beavers, Imitation of Life.
Mary Boland, Four Frightened People.
Alice Brady, The Gay Divorcee.
Catherine Doucet, Little Man, What Now?.
Helen Lowell, Side Streets.
Dorothy Stickney, Murder at the Vanities.
Alice White, Jimmy the Gent.
Anna May Wong, Java Head.
Fay Wray, The Affairs of Cellini.

Best Cinematography

Lucien Andriot
Anne of Green Gables

William H. Daniels
The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Arthur Edeson
Here Comes the Navy

James Wong Howe, Charles G. Clarke
Viva Villa!

Ray June

Ray June, Clyde de Vinna, Harold Rosson
Treasure Island

Ray June, Sidney Wagner

Oliver T. Marsh
The Merry Widow

Franz Planer
Masquerade in Vienna

Harold Wenstrom
The Lost Patrol

Best Original Score

Daniele Amfitheatrof
La Signora di tutti / Everybody’s Woman

Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Masquerade in Vienna

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