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1931-32 (5th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1931-32 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 1931-32 Preliminaries

1931-32 (5th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1931-32 (5th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
August 1, 1931 to July 31, 1932

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1931-32 Ceremony

Friday, November 18, 1932
8:00 PM

Fiesta Room of the
Ambassador 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 1931-32 Winners

1931-32 (5th) Best Picture Poster: “Grand Hotel”

1931-32 (5th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Grand Hotel”

Best Picture:
Grand Hotel

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1931-32 (5th) Best Actor: Wallace Beery   1931-32 (5th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Wallace Beery Best Actor:  (TIE)
Wallace Beery
as ‘Champ’
in the film
The Champ


1931-32 (5th) Best Actor: Fredric March   1931-32 (5th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Fredric March Best Actor:  (TIE)
Fredric March
as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
in the film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1931-32 (5th) Best Actress: Helen Hayes   1931-32 (5th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Helen Hayes Best Actress:
Helen Hayes
as Madelon Claudet
in the film
The Sin of Madelon Claudet