Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1930-31 (4th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1930-31 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1930-31 Preliminaries

1930-31 (4th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1930-31 (4th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
August 1, 1930 to July 31, 1931

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1930-31 Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10, 1931
8:00 PM

Sala D’Oro of the
Biltmore Hotel,
Los Angeles

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1930-31 Winners

1930-31 (4th) Best Picture Poster: “Cimarron”

1930-31 (4th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Cimarron”

Best Picture:
RKO Radio

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1930-31 (4th) Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore   1930-31 (4th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Lionel Barrymore Best Actor:
Lionel Barrymore
as Stephen Ashe
in the film
A Free Soul

1930-31 (4th) Best Actress: Marie Dressler   1930-31 (4th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Marie Dressler Best Actress:
Marie Dressler
as Min Divot
in the film
Min and Bill