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.

Picture: Cavalcade
Actor: Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII)
Actress: Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory)
Director: Frank Lloyd (Cavalcade)
Adapted Screenplay: Victor Heerman and Sarah Y. Mason (Little Women)
Original Story: Robert Lord (One Way Passage)
Cinematography: A Farewell to Arms
Interior Decoration: Cavalcade
Sound: A Farewell to Arms
Short Films: The Three Little Pigs (Cartoons) / So This Is Harris (Comedy) / Krakatoa (Novelty)

The sixth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 16, 1934 in the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel. Comedian Will Rogers, the host of the event, unintentionally caused an embarrassing situation when presenting the award for director of the year. After speaking at length about "my good friend Frank," Rogers announced the winner by saying "Come and get it, Frank." Unfortunately, there were two nominees named Frank; thus both Frank Capra and Frank Lloyd got up from their seats and started walking up the aisle before it was realized that it was Frank Lloyd who had actually won.