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The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Sala D’Oro in the Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday, November 10, 1931,
honoring movies released from August 1, 1930 – July 31, 1931.

The 4th Academy Awards banquet held at the Sala D'Oro in the Biltmore Hotel.

The 4th Academy Awards banquet held at the Sala D’Oro in the Biltmore Hotel.


  • Lionel Barrymore in "A Free Soul"
  • Jackie Cooper in "Skippy"
  • Richard Dix in "Cimarron"
  • Fredric March in "The Royal Family of Broadway"
  • Adolphe Menjou in "The Front Page"


  • Marlene Dietrich in "Morocco"
  • Marie Dressler in "Min and Bill"
  • Irene Dunne in "Cimarron"
  • Ann Harding in "Holiday"
  • Norma Shearer in "A Free Soul"

Art Direction

  • "Cimarron" Max Rée
  • "Just Imagine" Stephen Goosson, Ralph Hammeras
  • "Morocco" Hans Dreier
  • "Svengali" Anton Grot
  • "Whoopee!" Richard Day


  • "Cimarron" Edward Cronjager
  • "Morocco" Lee Garmes
  • "The Right to Love" Charles Lang
  • "Svengali" Barney "Chick" McGill
  • "Tabu" Floyd Crosby


  • "Cimarron" Wesley Ruggles
  • "A Free Soul" Clarence Brown
  • "The Front Page" Lewis Milestone
  • "Morocco" Josef Von Sternberg
  • "Skippy" Norman Taurog

Outstanding Production

  • "Cimarron" RKO Radio
  • "East Lynne" Fox
  • "The Front Page" The Caddo Company
  • "Skippy" Paramount Publix
  • "Trader Horn" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Sound Recording

  • Samuel Goldwyn - United Artists Studio Sound Department
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department
  • Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department
  • RKO Radio Studio Sound Department

Writing (Adaptation)

  • "Cimarron" Howard Estabrook
  • "The Criminal Code" Seton I. Miller, Fred Niblo, Jr.
  • "Holiday" Horace Jackson
  • "Little Caesar" Francis Faragoh, Robert N. Lee
  • "Skippy" Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sam Mintz

Writing (Original Story)

  • "The Dawn Patrol" John Monk Saunders
  • "The Doorway to Hell" Rowland Brown
  • "Laughter" Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, Douglas Doty, Donald Ogden Stewart
  • "The Public Enemy" John Bright, Kubec Glasmon
  • "Smart Money" Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Jackson

  • Star indicates a win.
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