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The Oscars for the year 1931

Winners are shown in red


Best Picture

* Cimarron (1931) - RKO Radio
* East Lynne (1931) - Fox
* Front Page, The (1931) - The Caddo Company
* Skippy (1931) - Paramount Publix
* Trader Horn (1931) - M-G-M

Best Actor in a Leading Role

* Cimarron (1931) - Richard Dix (I)
* Free Soul, A (1931) - Lionel Barrymore
* Front Page, The (1931) - Adolphe Menjou
* Royal Family of Broadway, The (1930) - Fredric March
* Skippy (1931) - Jackie Cooper (I)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

* Cimarron (1931) - Irene Dunne
* Free Soul, A (1931) - Norma Shearer
* Holiday (1930) - Ann Harding
* Min and Bill (1930) - Marie Dressler
* Morocco (1930) - Marlene Dietrich

Best Director

* Cimarron (1931) - Wesley Ruggles
* Free Soul, A (1931) - Clarence Brown (I)
* Front Page, The (1931) - Lewis Milestone
* Morocco (1930) - Josef von Sternberg
* Skippy (1931) - Norman Taurog

Best Writing, Original Story

* Dawn Patrol, The (1930) - John Monk Saunders
* Doorway to Hell, The (1930) - Rowland Brown
* Laughter (1930) - Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast; Douglas Z. Doty; Donald Ogden Stewart
* Public Enemy, The (1931) - John Bright (I); Kubec Glasmon
* Smart Money (1931) - Lucien Hubbard; Joseph Jackson (I)

Best Writing, Adaptation

* Cimarron (1931) - Howard Estabrook
* Criminal Code, The (1931) - Seton I. Miller; Fred Niblo Jr.
* Holiday (1930) - Horace Jackson (I)
* Little Caesar (1930) - Francis Edward Faragoh; Robert N. Lee
* Skippy (1931) - Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Sam Mintz

Best Cinematography

* Cimarron (1931) - Edward Cronjager
* Morocco (1930) - Lee Garmes
* Right to Love, The (1930) - Charles Lang (I)
* Svengali (1931) - Barney McGill
* Tabu (1931) - Floyd Crosby

Best Art Direction

* Cimarron (1931) - Max Ree
* Just Imagine (1930) - Stephen Goosson; Ralph Hammeras
* Morocco (1930) - Hans Dreier
* Svengali (1931) - Anton Grot
* Whoopee! (1930) - Richard Day (I)

Best Sound, Recording

* M-G-M Studio Sound Department
* Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department
* RKO Radio Studio Sound Department
* Samuel Goldwyn-United Artists Studio Sound Department

Academy Award of Merit

* DuPont Film Manufacturing Corp.; Eastman Kodak Co.
- For super-sensitive panchromatic film.

* Electrical Research Products Inc.; RCA-Photophone Inc.; RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
- For noise reduction recording equipment.



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