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7th Academy Awards

7th Academy Awards
Date February 27, 1935
Site Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
Host Irvin S. Cobb
Best Picture It Happened One Night
Most awards It Happened One Night (5)
Most nominations One Night of Love (6)
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The 7th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1934, were held on February 27, 1935, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Irvin S. Cobb.

Frank Capra's influential romantic comedy It Happened One Night became the first film to perform a "clean sweep" of the top five award categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. This feat would later be duplicated by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. It also was the first romantic comedy to be named Best Picture.

For the first time, the Academy standardized the practice – still in effect – that the award eligibility period for a film would be the preceding calendar year.

This was also the first of only two years in which write-in candidates were allowed by the Academy as a tacit response to the controversy surrounding the snub of Bette Davis' performance in Of Human Bondage.

The categories of Best Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song were first introduced this year.

This was the last time that Best Actor were all first time nominees, as well as the last time until the 43rd Academy Awards where either leading acting category had all first time nominees. (Lead actress that year were all first timers for the only time since the 2nd Academy Awards).

Shirley Temple received the first Juvenile Award at age six, making her the youngest Oscar recipient ever.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Outstanding Production Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Story Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy Best Live Action Short Film, Novelty
Best Animated Short Film Best Art Direction
Best Score Best Song
Best Cinematography Best Assistant Director
Best Sound Recording Best Film Editing

Academy Juvenile Award

Multiple nominations and awards

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