5th Academy Awards

The 5th Academy Awards were conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 18, 1932 at a ceremony held at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The ceremony was hosted by Conrad Nagel. Films screened in Los Angeles between August 1, 1931 and July 31, 1932 were eligible to receive awards.

Picture: Grand Hotel
Actor: Wallace Beery (The Champ) / Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Actress: Helen Hayes (The Sin of Madelon Claudet)
Director: Frank Borzage (Bad Girl)
Adapted Screenplay: Edwin Burke (Bad Girl)
Original Story: Francis Marion (The Champ)
Cinematography: Shanghai Express
Interior Decoration: Transatlantic
Sound: Paramount Studio Sound Department
Short Films: Flower and Trees (Cartoons) / The Music Box (Comedy) / Wrestling Swordfish (Novelty)

The fifth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Friday, November 18, 1932 in the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel. For the very first time, there was a tie. Since only one vote separated Wallace Beery (The Champ) and Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) for best actor, the Academy determined it a tie and both shared the honor. Also notable this year, Walt Disney won best short film for his cartoon Flowers and Trees. Lionel Barrymore hosted the ceremony.