Best Picture: The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld also won Academy Awards for Best Actress (Luise Rainer) and Dance Direction (Seymour Felix)
The Academy began to honor performances by actors and actresses in supporting roles.
Walter Brennan (Come and Get It) and Gale Sondergaard (Anthony Adverse) were the first winners.
Walt Disney won a fifth straight Academy Award for producing the best cartoon of the year.
On January 31, 1936, The Green Hornet radio show debuted.
In May 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s only novel, Gone with the Wind, was published.
On August 1, 1936, the 1936 Summer Olympics opened in Berlin, Germany, and marked the first television coverage of the games. African-American track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, while around him Nazi propaganda touted Aryan racial superiority.
On November 23, 1936, the first edition of Life magazine was published.
In December 1936, Prince Albert, Duke of York, became King of England, reigning as King George VI.
To The March of Time for its significance to motion pictures and for having revolutionized one of the most important branches of the industry - the newsreel.
To W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson for the color cinematography of the Selznick International Production, The Garden of Allah.