Academy award winners: 1939-1930

In the first decade of the golden age of Cinema and the very start of the Oscar awards, the winner of the Academy Award for the best picture of 1929/1930 was “All quiet on the western front”. The 1931 Oscar award for best movie went to “Cimarron”. “Grand Hotel” received the Oscar for best picture of 1932. Cavalcade won the leading prize in 1933. In 1934 a romantic comedy “It happened one night” got the honors and in 1935 it was “Mutiny on the bounty” to win the Oscar award. The great Ziegfeld won it in 1936. The life of Emile Zola a Warner Bros. production won the best movie Oscar award in 1937, “You can’t take it with you” in 1938 & “Gone with the wind” won it in 1939.

The decade belonged to Director Frank Capra as he won the Oscar Award for the best director in three of the ten years, which were 1934 for It happened one Night ,1936 for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and 1938 for You can’t take it with you. Norman Taurog in 1930, Frank Borzage in 1931, Frank Lloyd in 1932, John ford in 1935, Leo Mc-Carey in 1937 and Victor Fleming in 1939 won the Oscar awards in the best director category.

George Arliss won his first and only Academy Award for Best Actor to date for his role as Benjamin Disraeli in 1930 and Lionel Barrymore won it in 1931. There was a tie in 1932 with 2 winners Wallace Beery and Fredric March for best actor awards. Charles Laughton won it in 1933 and Clark Gable won in 1934. Paul Muni won the Oscar awards for best actor in 1935 portraying Scientist Louis Pasteur. For the next two years Spencer Tracy won the Oscar award for best actor for his roles in Captains Courageous and Boys Town. Robert Donat won it in 1939 for his role as Mr. Chipping.

In the category of the best actress Oscar award went to Norma Shearer for her role in the movie The Divorcee in 1930. Next year the Academy award for best female actress went to Marie Dressler and in 1932 Helen Hayes won her award for her amazing performance in The Sin of Madelon Claudet. Katharine Hepburn won her first of four Oscar awards for best actress in 1933 for her role in Morning Glory. Claudette Colbert won the award in 1934 for her role in “It happened one night”. Bettie Davis won both of her Oscars in this decade for her role in Dangerous and Jezebel in 1935 and 1938 respectively.  Luise Rainer garnered the award in 1936 for the film “The great Ziegfeld” and in 1937 for her performance in “The good earth”. Academy Award for best actress in the year 1939 went to Vivien Leigh.

Oscars for the best supporting actor and actress categories started from the year 1936. Best Supporting Actors who won the Academy award are listed below

  • 1936       Walter Brennan
  • 1937       Joseph Schildkraut
  • 1938       Walter Brennan
  • 1939       Thomas Mitchell

Winners of the Best supporting actress Academy Award are as follows

  • 1936       Gale Sondergaard
  • 1937       Alice Brady
  • 1938       Fay Bainter
  • 1939       Hattie McDaniel

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