4th Annual Academy Awards Nominations (1931)

  • Date of Ceremony: Tuesday, November 10, 1931
  • For films released in: 1930-1931
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Here is a complete list of nominations for the 4th Annual Academy Awards.

And the nominees are:

Outstanding Production

  • Cimarron
    RKO Radio
  • East Lynne
  • The Front Page
    The Caddo Company
  • Skippy
    Paramount Publix
  • Trader Horn

Best Directing

  • Cimarron
    Wesley Ruggles
  • A Free Soul
    Clarence Brown
  • The Front Page
    Lewis Milestone
  • Morocco
    Josef Von Sternberg
  • Skippy
    Norman Taurog

Best Actor

  • Cimarron
    Richard Dix
  • A Free Soul
    Lionel Barrymore
  • The Front Page
    Adolphe Menjou
  • The Royal Family of Broadway
    Fredric March
  • Skippy
    Jackie Cooper

Best Actress

  • Cimarron
    Irene Dunne
  • A Free Soul
    Norma Shearer
  • Holiday
    Ann Harding
  • Min and Bill
    Marie Dressler
  • Morocco
    Marlene Dietrich

Best Art Direction

  • Cimarron
    Max Rée
  • Just Imagine
    Stephen Goosson and Ralph Hammeras
  • Morocco
    Hans Dreier
  • Svengali
    Anton Grot
  • Whoopee!
    Richard Day

Best Cinematography

  • Cimarron
    Edward Cronjager
  • Morocco
    Lee Garmes
  • The Right to Love
    Charles B. Lang Jr.
  • Svengali
    Barney "Chick" McGill
  • Tabu
    Floyd Crosby

Best Sound Recording

  • Samuel Goldwyn - United Artists Studio Sound Department
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department
  • Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department
  • RKO Radio Studio Sound Department

Best Writing (Adaptation)

  • Cimarron
    Howard Estabrook
  • The Criminal Code
    Seton I. Miller and Fred Niblo Jr.
  • Holiday
    Horace Jackson
  • Little Caesar
    Francis Faragoh and Robert N. Lee
  • Skippy
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Sam Mintz

Best Writing (Original Story)

  • The Dawn Patrol
    John Monk Saunders
  • The Doorway to Hell
    Rowland Brown
  • Laughter
    Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, Douglas Doty and Donald Ogden Stewart
  • The Public Enemy
    John Bright and Kubec Glasmon
  • Smart Money
    Lucien Hubbard and Joseph Jackson
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