|6th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 16, 1934|
|Site||The Ambassador Hotel|
|Hosted by||Will Rogers|
|Most awards||Cavalcade (3)|
|Most nominations||Cavalcade, A Farewell to Arms and Lady for a Day (4)|
Will Rogers presented the Academy Award for Best Director, and when he opened the envelope he simply announced, "Come up and get it, Frank!" Frank Capra, certain he was the winner, ran to the podium to collect the Oscar, only to discover Rogers had meant Frank Lloyd, who won for Cavalcade, instead. Possibly to downplay Rogers' gaffe, he then called third nominee George Cukor to join the two Franks on stage.
This was the last time in the 20th century that the Oscars' eligibility period was spread over two different calendar years. This created the longest time frame for which films could be nominated: the seventeen months from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933. (In the 21st century, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards, held on April 25, 2021, also allowed films released during an extended period from January 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021, to be eligible for consideration.)
This was the last time that no film had more than four nominations, as well as the only year in Academy history in which no film other than the Best Picture nominees received multiple nominations. Cavalcade became the fourth film to win Best Picture without a writing nomination, and the last until Hamlet (1948) at the 21st Academy Awards.
Walt Disney became the first person to win consecutive Academy Awards, winning Best Short Subject, Cartoon for The Three Little Pigs after having won the same award the previous year for Flowers and Trees.
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
The following eight films received multiple nominations:
The following two films received multiple awards:
Scientific or Technical AwardsEdit
Class II AwardsEdit
- Electrical Research Products, Inc. (ERPI)
- For work in sound reproduction.
- RCA Victor Company, Inc.
- For work in sound reproduction.[a]
Class III AwardsEdit
- Class II Scientific or Technical award winners receive a plaque.
- Class III Scientific or Technical award winners receive a citation.
- McBride, Joseph, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success. New York: Simon & Schuster 1992. ISBN 0-671-73494-6, pp. 288–292, 294–296, 298–302, 309–310
- "Oscars Pushed Back to April 25, Eligibility Window Extended". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
- "The 6th Academy Awards (1934) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1932/33" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
- Wiley, Mason; Bona, Damien (1987), Inside Oscar: The Unofficial History of the Academy Awards, New York, United States: Ballantine Books