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1936 (9th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1936 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 1936 Preliminaries

1936 (9th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1936 (9th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1936 to December 31, 1936

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1936 Ceremony

Thursday, March 4, 1937
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 1936 Winners

1936 (9th) Best Picture Poster: “The Great Ziegfeld”

1936 (9th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The Great Ziegfeld”

Best Picture:
The Great Ziegfeld

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1936 (9th) Best Actor: Paul Muni   1936 (9th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Paul Muni Best Actor:
Paul Muni
as Louis Pasteur
in the film
The Story of Louis Pasteur

1936 (9th) Best Actress: Luise Rainer   1936 (9th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Luise Rainer Best Actress:
Luise Rainer
as Anna Held
in the film
The Great Ziegfeld

1936 (1st) Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan Best Supporting Actor:
Walter Brennan
as Swan Bostrom
in the film
Come and Get It

1936 (1st) Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard Best Supporting Actress:
Gale Sondergaard
as Faith Paleologus
in the film
Anthony Adverse

1936 (3rd) Best Song: “The Way You Look Tonight” Best Song:
The Way You Look Tonight
from the film
Swing Time

Music by Jerome Kern;
lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Best Song Lyrics