1934 Milstead Movie Awards

BEST PICTURE
THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (MGM; Irving G. Thalberg)
CLEOPATRA (Paramount; Cecil B. DeMille)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (United Artists; Edward Small)
FOG OVER FRISCO (Warner Bros/First National; Henry Blanke)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (RKO; Pandro S. Berman)
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Columbia; Frank Capra)
THE LOST PATROL (RKO; Cliff Reid, John Ford & Merian C. Cooper)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Gaumont British; Michael Balcon)
THE THIN MAN (MGM; Hunt Stromberg)
TWENTIETH CENTURY (Columbia; Howard Hawks)

Also Considered:
FLIRTATION WALK (Frank Borzage); HERE COMES THE NAVY (Hal B. Wallis & Jack L. Warner); THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Darryl F. Zanuck); IMITATION OF LIFE (Carl Laemmle, Jr.); IT'S A GIFT (William LeBaron); L'ATALANTE (Jacques-Louis Nounez); THE MERRY WIDOW (Irving Thalberg & Ernst Lubitsch); THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Josef Von Sternberg); VIVA VILLA (David O. Selznick); THE WHITE PARADE (Jesse L. Lasky)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
George Arliss as "The Duke of Wellington" - THE IRON DUKE
Fred Astaire as "Guy Holden" - THE GAY DIVORCEE
Leslie Banks as "Bob Lawrence" - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
John Barrymore as "Oscar Jaffe" - TWENTIETH CENTURY
Robert Donat as "Edmond Dantes" - THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Clark Gable as "Peter Warne" - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Leslie Howard as "Philip Carey" - OF HUMAN BONDAGE
William Powell as "Nick Charles" - THE THIN MAN
Will Rogers as "Judge Priest" - JUDGE PRIEST
Conrad Veidt as "Josef Süss Oppenheimer" - JEW SUSS

Clark Gable in It Happened One Night
Clark Gable in It Happened One Night
Also Considered:
George Arliss (THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD); Charles Boyer (LILIOM); James Cagney (HERE COMES THE NAVY); Jackie Cooper (TREASURE ISLAND); W.C. Fields (IT'S A GIFT); Clark Gable (FORSAKING ALL OTHERS); Fredric March (DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY); Victor McLaglen (THE LOST PATROL); Dick Powell (FLIRTATION WALK); Claude Rains (CRIME WITHOUT PASSION)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Claudette Colbert as "Ellie Andrews" - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Bette Davis as "Mildred Rogers" - OF HUMAN BONDAGE
Marlene Dietrich as "Princess Sophia Frederica" - THE SCARLET EMPRESS
Ruan Ling-yu as "The Goddess" - THE GODDESS
Myrna Loy as "Nora Charles" - THE THIN MAN
Grace Moore as "Mary Barrett" - ONE NIGHT OF LOVE
Ginger Rogers as "Mimi Glossop" - THE GAY DIVORCEE
Norma Shearer as "Elizabeth Barrett" - THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET
Anne Shirley as "Anne Shirley" - ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Mae West as "Ruby Carter" - BELLE OF THE NINETIES

Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night
Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night
Also Considered:
Joan Blondell (DAMES); Claudette Colbert (IMITATION OF LIFE); Gracie Fields (SING AS WE GO); Jean Harlow (THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI); Ruby Keeler (FLIRTATION WALK); Carol Lombard (TWENTIETH CENTURY); Jeanette MacDonald (THE MERRY WIDOW); Dita Parlo (L'ATALANTE); Shirley Temple (BRIGHT EYES); Loretta Young (THE WHITE PARADE)

Frank Capra (left) - It Happened One Night
Frank Capra (left) - It Happened One Night
BEST DIRECTOR
Frank Capra - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Cecil B. DeMille - CLEOPATRA
William Dieterle - FOG OVER FRISCO
John Ford - THE LOST PATROL
Alfred Hitchcock - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Rowland V. Lee - THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Mark Sandrich - THE GAY DIVORCEE
John Stahl - IMITATION OF LIFE
W.S. Van Dyke - THE THIN MAN
Josef Von Sternberg - THE SCARLET EMPRESS

Also Considered:
Jack Conway (VIVA VILLA!); John Cromwell (OF HUMAN BONDAGE); Irving Cummings (THE WHITE PARADE); Sidney Franklin (THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET); Howard Hawks (TWENTIETH CENTURY); Gregory La Cava (THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI); Ernst Lubitsch (THE MERRY WIDOW); Victor Saville (THE IRON DUKE); Victor Schertzinger (ONE NIGHT OF LOVE); Jean Vigo (L'ATALANTE)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Charles Butterworth as "Shemp" - FORSAKING ALL OTHERS
Edward Everett Horton as "Egbert 'Pinky' Fitzgerald" - THE GAY DIVORCEE
Sam Jaffe as "Grand Duke Peter" - THE SCARLET EMPRESS
Boris Karloff as "Sanders" - THE LOST PATROL
Charles Laughton as "Edward Moulton-Barrett" - THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET
Peter Lorre as "Abbott" - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Bela Lugosi as "Dr. Vitus Werdegast" - THE BLACK CAT
Frank Morgan as "Alessandro, Duke of Florence" - THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI
Irving Pichel as "Sergei Pavlov" - BRITISH AGENT
Henry B. Walthall as "Rev. Ashby Brand" - JUDGE PRIEST

Frank Morgan in The Affairs Of Cellini
Frank Morgan in The Affairs Of Cellini
Also Considered:
Lionel Barrymore (TREASURE ISLAND); Walter Connelly (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT); James Dunn (BRIGHT EYES); Roscoe Karns (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT); Henry O'Neill (FLIRTATION WALK); Nat Pendleton (THE THIN MAN); Erik Rhodes (THE GAY DIVORCEE); Michel Simon (L'ATALANTE); Henry Wilcoxon (CLEOPATRA); Warren William (CLEOPATRA)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Louise Beavers as "Delilah Johnson" - IMITATION OF LIFE
Alice Brady as "Aunt Hortense" - THE GAY DIVORCEE
Louise Dresser as "Empress Elizabeth Petrovna" - THE SCARLET EMPRESS
Kay Johnson as "Norah" - OF HUMAN BONDAGE
Myrna Loy as "Eleanor Packer" - MANHATTAN MELODRAMA
Una Merkel as "Queen Dolores" - THE MERRY WIDOW
Maureen O'Sullivan as "Dorothy Wynant" - THE THIN MAN
Dorothy Wilson as "Zita Scofield" - THE WHITE PARADE
Jane Withers as "Joy Smythe" - BRIGHT EYES
Fay Wray as "Teresa" - VIVA VILLA

Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama
Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama
Also Considered:
Mona Barrie (ONE NIGHT OF LOVE); Edna Best (THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH); Mary Boland (SIX OF A KIND); Gladys Cooper (THE IRON DUKE); Bette Davis (FOG OVER FRISCO); Muriel Kirkland (THE WHITE PARADE); Margaret Lindsey (FOG OVER FRISCO); Maureen O'Sullivan (THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET); Zasu Pitts (DAMES); Fredi Washington (IMITATION OF LIFE)

The Thin Man
The Thin Man
BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Bess Meredyth)    
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Philip Dunne, Dan Totheroh & Rowland V. Lee)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (Edward Kaufman, George Marion, Jr. & Dorothy Yost)
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Robert Riskin)
THE LOST PATROL (Dudley Nichols)
OF HUMAN BONDAGE (Leslie Cohen)
THE THIN MAN (Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich)
TREASURE ISLAND (John Lee Mahin)
TWENTIETH CENTURY (Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur)
THE WHITE PARADE (Rian James & Jesse L. Lasky)

Also Considered:
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Sam Mintz); THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (Ernest Vajda, Claudine West & Donald Ogden Stewart); BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK (Nunnally Johnson); CLEOPATRA (Vincent Lawrence & Waldemar Young); DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (Maxwell Anderson & Gladys Lehman); FORSAKING ALL OTHERS (Joseph L. Mankiewicz); THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Nunnally Johnson); IMITATION OF LIFE (William Hurlbut); JUDGE PRIEST (Dudley Nichols & Lamar Trotti); LILIOM (Robert Liebmann & Bernard Zimmer)

The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much
BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
BABES IN TOYLAND (Frank Butler & Nick Grinde)
BRIGHT EYES (William M. Conselman, David Butler & Edwin Burke)
CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur)
FOG OVER FRISCO (George Dyer, Robert N. Lee & Eugene Solow)
THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI (Anita Loos & John Emerson)
IT'S A GIFT (W.C. Fields & Jack Cunningham)
L'ATALANTE (Jean Guinee, Albert Riera & Jean Vigo)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Charles Bennett & D.B. Wyndham-Lewis)
THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (Norman Krasna)
VIVA VILLA! (Ben Hecht)

Also Considered:
CHARLIE CHAN IN LONDON (Philip MacDonald); DIRTY WORK (Ben Travers); THE GODDESS (Yonggang Wu); HERE COMES THE NAVY (Earl Baldwin & Ben Markson); HIDE-OUT (Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich); LITTLE MISS MARKER (Damon Runyon, William R. Lipman, Sam Hellman & Gladys Lehman); MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (Arthur Caesar, Oliver H.P. Garrett & Joseph L. Mankiewicz); THE OLD FASHIONED WAY (Garnett Weston, Jack Cunningham & Charles Bogle); SING AS WE GO (J.B. Priestley); SIX OF A KIND (Walter DeLeon & Harry Ruskin)

The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee
BEST ART DIRECTION
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Richard Day)
CLEOPATRA (Roland Anderson & Hans Dreier)
CLIVE OF INDIA (Richard Day)
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (Hans Dreier & Ernst Fegte)
FLIRTATION WALK (Jack Okey)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (Carroll Clark & Van Nest Polglase)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Alfred Junge)
THE MERRY WIDOW (Cedric Gibbons & Gabriel Scognamillo)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Hans Dreier)
VIVA VILLA! (Harry Oliver)

Also Considered:
THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (Cedric Gibbons); THE BLACK CAT (Charles D. Hall); THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (John Ducasse Schulze); DAMES (Robert M. Haas & Willy Pogany); THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Richard Day); THE IRON DUKE (Alfred Junge); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Stephen Goosson); THE RISE OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (Vincent Korda); THE THIN MAN (Cedric Gibbons); TREASURE ISLAND (Cedric Gibbons)

The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Count Of Monte Cristo
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Charles Rosher) 
THE BLACK CAT (John J. Mescall)
CLEOPATRA (Victor Milner)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Peverell J. Marley)
CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (Lee Garmes)
FOG OVER FRISCO (Tony Gaudio)
THE LOST PATROL (Harold Wenstrom)
OPERATOR 13 (George J. Folsey)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Bert Glennon)
VIVA VILLA! (Charles G. Clarke & James Wong Howe)

Also Considered:
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (Charles Lang); ESKIMO (Clyde de Vinna & Leonard Smith); THE GAY DIVORCEE (David Abel); THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Peverell Marley); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Joseph Walker); L'ATALANTE (Jean-Paul Alphen, Louis Berger & Boris Kaufman); THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Curt Courant); MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (James Wong Howe); HERE COMES THE NAVY (Arthur Edeson); THE THIN MAN (James Wong Howe)

The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (Adrian)
CLEOPATRA (Vicky Williams & Travis Banton)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Gwen Wakeling)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (Walter Plunkett)
THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Gwen Wakeling)
THE IRON DUKE (Cathleen Mann)
THE MERRY WIDOW (Adrian & Ali Hubert)
THE RISE OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (John Armstrong)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Travis Banton)
TWENTIETH CENTURY (Robert Kalloch)

Also Considered:
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Gwen Wakeling); CLIVE OF INDIA (Omar Kiam); DAMES (Orry-Kelly); FLIRTATION WALK (Orry-Kelly); THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI (Adrian); JEW SUSS (Herbert Norris); ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (Robert Kalloch); TREASURE ISLAND (Dwight Franklin); VIVA VILLA! (Dolly Tree); THE WHITE PARADE (William Lambert)

Fog Over Frisco
Fog Over Frisco
BEST FILM EDITING
BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK (Allen McNeil)
CLEOPATRA (Anne Bauchens)
ESKIMO (Conrad A. Nervig)
FOG OVER FRISCO (Harold McLernon)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (William Hamilton)
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Gene Havlick)
THE LOST PATROL (Paul Weatherwax)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Hugh Stewart)
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (Gene Milford)
THE THIN MAN (Robert J. Kern)

Also Considered:
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Grant Whytock); HERE COMES THE NAVY (George Amy); THE IRON DUKE (Ian Dalrymple); JEW SUSS (Otto Ludwig); L'ATALANTE (Louis Chavance); OF HUMAN BONDAGE (William Morgan); OUR DAILY BREAD (Lloyd Nosler); TREASURE ISLAND (Blanche Sewell); VIVA VILLA! (Robert J. Kern); THE WHITE PARADE (Jack Murray)

Cleopatra
Cleopatra
BEST MAKEUP
BABES IN TOYLAND (James Collins & Robert Cowan)
CLEOPATRA (credit unknown)
THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Jack Dawn)

Also Considered:
THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (credit unknown); THE MERRY WIDOW (Robert J. Schiffer); THE SCARLET EMPRESS (credit unknown)

One Night Of Love
One Night Of Love
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Alfred Newman) 
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Max Steiner)
CLEOPATRA (Rudolph Kopp)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Alfred Newman)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (Max Steiner)
THE LOST PATROL (Max Steiner)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Arthur Benjamin)
THE MERRY WIDOW (Herbert Stothart)
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (Gus Kahn & Victor Schertzinger)
VIVA VILLA! (Herbert Stothart)

Also Considered:
BABES IN TOYLAND (Harry Jackson); THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (Herbert Stothart); THE BLACK CAT (Heinz Roemheld); FOG OVER FRISCO (Bernhard Kaun); THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD (Alfred Newman) IMITATION OF LIFE (Heinz Roemheld); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Howard Jackson); MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (William Axt); THE THIN MAN (William Axt); TREASURE ISLAND (Herbert Stothart)

Dames
Dames
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"The Bad In Every Man (Blue Moon)" - MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
"Cocktails For Two" - MURDER AT THE VANITIES (Arthur Johnston & Sam Coslow)
"The Continental" - THE GAY DIVORCEE (Con Conrad & Herb Magidson)
"Did You Ever See A Dream Walking" - SITTING PRETTY (Harry Revel & Mack Gordon)
"I Only Have Eyes For You" - DAMES (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)
"I'm In The Mood For Love" - EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields)
"Let's Fall In Love" - LET'S FALL IN LOVE (Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler)
"Love Is Just Around The Corner" - HERE IS MY HEART (Lewis E. Gensler & Leo Robin)
"My Old Flame" - BELLE OF THE NINETIES (Arthur Johnston & Sam Coslow) 
"On The Good Ship Lollipop" - BRIGHT EYES (Richard A. Whiting & Sidney Clare)

Also Considered:
"Dames" - DAMES (Harry Warren & Al Dubin); "Don't Let It Bother You" - THE GAY DIVORCEE (Mack Gordon & Harry Revel); "The Dream Was So Beautiful" - HIDE-OUT (Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed); "Flirtation Walk" - FLIRTATION WALK (Allie Wrubel & Mort Dixon); "Laugh You Son Of A Gun" - LITTLE MISS MARKER (Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin); "The Object Of My Affection" - TIMES SQUARE LADY (Pinky Tomlin, Coy Poe & Jimmy Grier); "One Night Of Love" - ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (Victor Schertzinger & Gus Kahn); "She Loves Me Not" - LOVE IN BLOOM (Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin); "We're Just Poor Folks Rolling In Love" - THE OLD FASHIONED WAY (Mack Gordon & Harry Revel); "With Every Breath I Take" - HERE IS MY HEART (Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin)

The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee
BEST SOUND
THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI (Thomas Moulton)
BABES IN TOYLAND (Elmer Raguse)
CLEOPATRA (Franklin Hansen)
FLIRTATION WALK (Nathan Levinson)
THE GAY DIVORCEE (Carl Dreher)
IMITATION OF LIFE (Gilbert Kurland)
THE LOST PATROL (Clem Portman & P.J. Faulkner)
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE (John P. Livardary)
TREASURE ISLAND (Douglas Shearer)
VIVA VILLA! (Douglas Shearer)

Also Considered:
THE BLACK CAT (Gilbert Kurland); CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (Joseph I. Kane); THE IRON DUKE (Bill Salter); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Edward Bernds); THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (F. McNally); MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (Douglas Shearer); THE MERRY WIDOW (Douglas Shearer); TARZAN & HIS MATE (Douglas Shearer); THE THIN MAN (Douglas Shearer); THE WHITE PARADE (E.H. Hansen)

Babes In Toyland
Babes In Toyland
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
BABES IN TOYLAND (Roy Seawright & L.A. French)
CLEOPATRA (Barney Wolff)
THE LOST PATROL (Vernon L. Walker)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Gordon Jennings)
TARZAN & HIS MATE (James Basevi & Irving Ries)

Also Considered:
THE BLACK CAT (John P. Fulton & Jack Cosgrove); CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (Leslie Bain & Slavko Vorkopich); DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (Gordon Jennings); JACK AHOY (credit unknown); THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Albert Whitlock)

Most Wins:

4 - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

2 - THE GAY DIVORCEE

1 - THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI / BABES IN TOYLAND / CLEOPATRA / THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO / DAMES / FOG OVER FRISCO / THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH / MANHATTAN MELODRAMA / ONE NIGHT OF LOVE / THE SCARLET EMPRESS



Most Nominations:

13 - THE GAY DIVORCEE

10 - CLEOPATRA

9 - THE LOST PATROL

8 - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH / THE SCARLET EMPRESS

7 - THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO / THE THIN MAN

6 - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT / VIVA VILLA!

5 - FOG OVER FRISCO