9th Academy Awards
DateMarch 4, 1937
SiteBiltmore Hotel
Hosted byGeorge Jessel
Best PictureThe Great Ziegfeld
Most awardsAnthony Adverse (4)
Most nominationsAnthony Adverse, Dodsworth and The Great Ziegfeld (7)

The 9th Academy Awards were held on March 4, 1937, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California[1] to honor films released in 1936. They were hosted by George Jessel, with music by the Victor Young Orchestra, with Spike Jones on drums. This year marked the introduction of the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories, and was the first year that the awards for directing and acting were fixed at five nominees per category.

My Man Godfrey became the first film to receive nominations in all four acting categories, but did not win in any category. It is the only such film to not receive a nomination for Best Picture, and was the only one to lose all of its nominations until Sunset Boulevard at the 23rd Academy Awards and American Hustle at the 87th. It was also the first of four films to receive four acting nominations without one for Best Picture, followed by I Remember Mama (1948), Othello (1965), and Doubt (2008).


Frank Capra; Best Director winner
Paul Muni; Best Actor winner
Luise Rainer; Best Actress winner
Walter Brennan; Best Supporting Actor winner
Gale Sondergaard; Best Supporting Actress winner
Pierre Collings; Best Original Story and Best Screenplay co-winner
Hal Roach; Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel co-winner
Jerome Kern; Best Song co-winner

Nominees were announced on February 7, 1937. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Academy Honorary Awards

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ a b "The 9th Academy Awards (1937) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.