5th Academy Awards (1931/32): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Wednesday, October 12, 1932

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Friday, November 18, 1932, 8:00pm
Location: Banquet, Fiesta Room, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Conrad Nagel
Length: 1 hours, 52 minutes

Presenters

Scientific & Technical Awards: John M. Nickolaus
Sound Mixing: John M. Nickolaus
Production Design: Max Ree
Cinematography: Karl Struss
Special Award: Walt Disney for creating Mickey Mouse: Conrad Nagel
Animated Short Film: Conrad Nagel
Live Action Short Film (Comedy): Conrad Nagel
Live Action Short Film (Novelty): Conrad Nagel
Writing: Adaptation: Howard Estabrook
Writing: Original Story: Howard Estabrook
Directing: Norman Taurog
Actor: Norma Shearer
Actress: Lionel Barrymore
Picture: William LeBaron

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Lionel Barrymore: Yes
Actress – Marie Dressler: No
Directing – Norman Taurog: Yes

Scientific & Technical Awards

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