1931

The 3rd Academy Awards | 1931
Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel
Wednesday, November 5, 1930
honoring movies released from August 1, 1929 July 31, 1930.
Highlights
Memorable Moments

Nominees

Actor

Winner

George Arliss

Disraeli

Nominees

George Arliss

The Green Goddess

Wallace Beery

The Big House

Maurice Chevalier

The Big Pond

Maurice Chevalier

The Love Parade

Ronald Colman

Bulldog Drummond

Ronald Colman

Condemned

Lawrence Tibbett

The Rogue Song

Actress

Winner

Norma Shearer

The Divorcee

Nominees

Nancy Carroll

The Devil's Holiday

Ruth Chatterton

Sarah and Son

Greta Garbo

Anna Christie

Greta Garbo

Romance

Norma Shearer

Their Own Desire

Gloria Swanson

The Trespasser

Art Direction

Winner

King of Jazz

Herman Rosse

Nominees

Bulldog Drummond

(William Cameron Menzies)

The Love Parade

(Hans Dreier)

Sally

(Jack Okey)

The Vagabond King

(Hans Dreier)

Cinematography

Winner

With Byrd at the South Pole

Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van Der Veer

Nominees

All Quiet on the Western Front

(Arthur Edeson)

Anna Christie

(William Daniels)

Hell's Angels

(Gaetano Gaudio), (Harry Perry)

The Love Parade

(Victor Milner)

Directing

Winner

All Quiet on the Western Front

Lewis Milestone

Nominees

Anna Christie

Clarence Brown

Romance

Clarence Brown

The Divorcee

Robert Leonard

The Love Parade

Ernst Lubitsch

Hallelujah

King Vidor

Outstanding Production

Winner

All Quiet on the Western Front

Universal

Nominees

The Big House

Cosmopolitan

Disraeli

Warner Bros.

The Divorcee

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The Love Parade

Paramount Famous Lasky

Sound Recording

Winner

The Big House

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director

Nominees

The Case of Sergeant Grischa

(RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Tribby, Sound Director)

The Love Parade

(Paramount Famous Lasky Studio Sound Department, Franklin Hansen, Sound Director)

Raffles

(United Artists Studio Sound Department, Oscar Lagerstrom, Sound Director)

Song of the Flame

(First National Studio Sound Department, George Groves, Sound Director)

Writing

Winner

The Big House

Frances Marion

Nominees

All Quiet on the Western Front

(George Abbott), (Maxwell Anderson), (Del Andrews)

Disraeli

(Julian Josephson)

The Divorcee

(John Meehan)

Street of Chance

(Howard Estabrook)
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With Byrd at the South Pole
1 Win, 1 Nomination
* Cinematography - Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van Der Veer