Fourth Academy Awards (1931)

The Fourth Academy Awards ceremony for motion pictures was held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. A young Jackie Cooper, nominated for Best Actor, memorably fell asleep during the ceremony. He was nine year old. For the ceremony, the Academy recognized films released from August 1930 and July 1931. Cimarron won three awards, including Outstanding Production, … Continue reading Fourth Academy Awards (1931)


Cimarron (1931) Director: Wesley Ruggles Named after the novel of the same name, Cimarron is the oscar-winning film that was RKO studio's most expensive film to date. It was the first film to receive more than six academy award nominations. It was the first western to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and it was filmed on … Continue reading Cimarron