The Fifth Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held on November 18, 1932 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. It was hosted by Conrad Nagel, a well-known silent film actor. It featured films released between August 1, 1931 and July 31, 1932. Walt Disney also made a short animated clip for the banquet. Additionally, animated short films were awarded for the first time, the first being Flowers and Trees. This was the last ceremony in which no film won more than two awards.
Outstanding Production: Grand Hotel (1931)
Best Director: Frank Borzage for Bad Girl (1931)
Best Actor: Fredrich March for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Wallace Beery for The Champ (1931)
Best Actress: Helen Hayes for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)