11th Academy Awards

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11th Academy Awards
Date February 23, 1939
Site Biltmore Hotel
Host No official host
Highlights
Best Picture You Can't Take It with You
Most awards The Adventures of Robin Hood (3)
Most nominations You Can't Take it With You (7)
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The 11th Academy Awards were held on February 23, 1939, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.1 It was the first Academy Awards show without any official host. This was also the first ceremony in which a foreign language film (Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion) was nominated for Best Picture.

Frank Capra became the first person to win three Best Director awards, to be followed by John Ford (who would go on to win four) and William Wyler.

This was the first of only two times in Oscar history that three of the four acting awards were won by repeat winners; only Fay Bainter was a first time award winner. The only other time that this happened was at the 67th Academy Awards in 1994. Fay Bainter also was the first actress in the history of the Oscars to receive two acting nominations on the same night. In addition, Spencer Tracy became the first of only two lead actors to win two years in a row; the other one, Tom Hanks, also did so in 1994.

Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Outstanding Production Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Animated Short Film Best Score
Best Original Score Best Song
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Sound Recording Best Film Editing

Academy Honorary Awards

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Academy Juvenile Awards

  • Deanna Durbin "for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement." (Shared with Mickey Rooney; miniature statuette)
  • Mickey Rooney "for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement." (Shared with Deanna Durbin; miniature statuette)

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 11th Academy Awards (1939) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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