8th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 5, 1936

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Victor McLaglen for The Informer

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Director

  • John Ford for The Informer

Best Assistant Director

  • Clem Beauchamp for The Lives of the Bengal Lancer
  • Paul Wing for The Lives of the Bengal Lancer

Best Writing, Original Story

  • Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur for The Scoundrel

Best Writing, Screenplay

  • Dudley Nichols for The Informer

Best Cinematography

  • Hal Mohr for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • First and only write-in nominee to actually win.

Best Art Direction

  • Richard Day for The Dark Angel

Best Sound, Recording

  • Douglas Shearer for Naughty Marietta

Best Film Editing

  • Ralph Dawson for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Best Original Song

  • Harry Warren & Al Dubin for “Lullaby of Broadway” from Gold Diggers of 1935

Best Score

  • Max Steiner for The Informer

Best Short Subject, Comedy

  • Jack Chertok for How to Sleep

Best Short Subject, Novelty

  • Wings Over Everest (Gaumont British & Skibo Productions)

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Walt Disney for Three Orphan Kittens

Best Dance Direction

  • Dave Gould for “I’ve Got a Feeling You’re Fooling” from Broadway Melody of 1936
  • Dave Gould for “Straw Hats” from Folies Bergere de Paris

Honorary Award

  • D.W. Griffith