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6th Academy Awards

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Hosted by  Will Rogers
Most awards  Cavalcade (3)
Other ceremonies  1932, 1935
Site  Ambassador Hotel
Best Picture  Cavalcade
Date  16 March 1934
Host  Will Rogers
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Most nominations  Cavalcade, A Farewell to Arms and Lady for a Day (4)
Location  Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States

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.


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.

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 year and a half 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 at the 21st Academy Awards.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Class II Awards

  • Electrical Research Products, Inc. (ERPI)
  • For work in sound reproduction.
  • RCA Victor Company, Inc.
  • For work in sound reproduction.
  • Class III Awards

  • Fox Film Corporation, Fred Jackman and Warner Brothers Pictures, and Sidney Sanders and RKO Radio Pictures.
  • For work in the technologies of cinematography and film projection.
  • References

    6th Academy Awards Wikipedia

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