6th Academy Awards

The 6th Academy Awards were held on March 16, 1934, at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Will Rogers and Rogers also presented all of the awards.

6th Academy Awards
DateMarch 16, 1934
SiteThe Ambassador Hotel
Hosted byWill Rogers
Best PictureCavalcade
Most awardsCavalcade (3)
Most nominationsCavalcade, A Farewell to Arms and Lady for a Day (4)

Will Rogers presented the Academy Award for Best Director, and when he opened the envelope he simply announced, "Come up and get it, Frank!" Frank Capra, certain he was the winner, ran to the podium to collect the Oscar, only to discover Rogers had meant Frank Lloyd, who won for Cavalcade, instead. Possibly to downplay Rogers' gaffe, he then called third nominee George Cukor to join the two Franks on stage.[1]

This was the last time that the Oscars' eligibility period was spread over two different calendar years, creating the longest time frame for which films could be nominated: the seventeen months from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933.

This was the last time that no film had more than four nominations. Cavalcade became the fourth film to win Best Picture without a writing nomination, and the last until Hamlet (1948) at the 21st Academy Awards.

Walt Disney became the first person to win consecutive Academy Awards, winning Best Short Subject, Cartoon for The Three Little Pigs after having won the same award the previous year for Flowers and Trees.

It has been rumored that Marion Davies was a strong write-in candidate in the best actress category for Peg o' My Heart.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3][4]

Multiple nominations and awards

Scientific or Technical Awards

Class II Awards

Class III Awards

See also


  1. Class II Scientific or Technical award winners receive a plaque.
  2. Class III Scientific or Technical award winners receive a citation.


  1. McBride, Joseph, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success. New York: Simon & Schuster 1992. ISBN 0-671-73494-6, pp. 288-292, 294-296, 298-302, 309-310
  2. "The 6th Academy Awards (1934) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  3. "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1932/33" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
  4. Wiley, Mason; Bona, Damien (1987), Inside Oscar: The Unofficial History of the Academy Awards, New York, United States: Ballantine Books
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