8th Academy Awards

The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

They were hosted by Frank Capra. This was the first year in which the gold statuettes were called "Oscars."

The short-lived category of Best Dance Direction was introduced this year. The DGA successfully lobbied for its elimination three years later.

The 1935 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Mutiny on the Bounty
Actor: Victor McLaglen (The Informer)
Actress: Bette Davis (Dangerous)
Director: John Ford (The Informer)
Adapted Screenplay: Dudley Nichols (The Informer)
Original Story: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (The Scoundrel)
Song: "Lullaby of Broadway" (Gold Diggers of 1935)
Score: The Informer
Cinematography: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Interior Decoration: The Dark Angel
Film Editing: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sound: Naughty Marietta
Short Films: Three Orphan Kittens (Cartoons) / How to Sleep (Comedy) / Wings Over Mt. Everest (Novelty)

The eighth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, March 5, 1936 at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel. Writer Dudley Nichols, the winner of best screenplay, became the first person to decline an Academy Award. The event was hosted by Frank Capra.