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1934 (7th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1934 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 1934 Preliminaries

1934 (7th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1934 (7th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
August 1, 1933 to December 31, 1934

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1934 Ceremony

Wednesday, February 27, 1935
8:00 PM

The Biltmore Bowl 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 1934 Winners

1934 (7th) Best Picture Poster: “It Happened One Night”

1934 (7th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “It Happened One Night”

Best Picture:
It Happened One Night

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1934 (7th) Best Actor: Clark Gable   1934 (7th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Clark Gable Best Actor:
Clark Gable
as Peter Warne
in the film
It Happened One Night

1934 (7th) Best Actress: Claudette Colbert   1934 (7th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Claudette Colbert Best Actress:
Claudette Colbert
as Ellie Andrews
in the film
It Happened One Night

1934 (1st) Best Song: “The Continental” Best Song:
The Continental
from the film
The Gay Divorcee

Music by Con Conrad;
lyrics by Herb Magidson

Best Song Lyrics