1935 Milstead Movie Awards

BEST PICTURE
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Universal; Carl Laemmle, Jr.)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Warner Bros; Hal B. Wallis, Harry Joe Brown & Gordon Hollingshead)
DAVID COPPERFIELD (MGM; David O. Selznick)
THE INFORMER (RKO; Cliff Reid)
LES MISERABLES (20th Century Fox/United Artists; Darryl F. Zanuck)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Warner Bros; Henry Blanke)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (MGM; Irving Thalberg)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (MGM; Irving Thalberg)
THE 39 STEPS (Gaumont; Michael Balcon)
TOP HAT (RKO; Pandro S. Berman)

Mutiny On The Bounty
Mutiny On The Bounty
Also Considered:
ALICE ADAMS (Pandro S. Berman); ANNA KARENINA (David O. Selznick); BECKY SHARP (Kenneth MacGowan); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (John W. Considine, Jr.); THE DARK ANGEL (Samuel Goldwyn); THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (Josef Von Sternberg); LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Louis D. Lighton); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Hunt Stromberg); RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Arthur Hornblow, Jr.); STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND (Sol M. Wurtzel)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Fred Astaire as "Jerry Travers" - TOP HAT
James Cagney as "Brick Davis" - 'G' MEN
Robert Donat as "Richard Hannay" - THE 39 STEPS
Errol Flynn as "Peter Blood" - CAPTAIN BLOOD
Clark Gable as "Jim Branch" - AFTER OFFICE HOURS
Clark Gable as "Fletcher Christian" - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
Charles Laughton as "Captain Bligh" - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
Fredric March as "Jean Valjean" - LES MISERABLES
Victor McLaglen as "Gypo Nolan" - THE INFORMER
Paul Muni as "Joe Radek" - BLACK FURY

Victor McLaglen in The Informer
Victor McLaglen in The Informer
Also Considered:
Wallace Beery (AH, WILDERNESS); Joe E. Brown (ALIBI IKE); Will Hay (BOYS WILL BE BOYS); Jack Hulbert (BULLDOG JACK); Charles Laughton (RUGGLES OF RED GAP); Peter Lorre (MAD LOVE); Fredric March (ANNA KARENINA); Paul Muni (DR. SOCRATES); Edward G. Robinson (BARBARY COAST); Will Rogers (STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Constance Bennett as "Sharon Norwood" - AFTER OFFICE HOURS
Madeleine Carroll as "Pamela" - THE 39 STEPS
Claudette Colbert as "Dr. Jane Everest" - PRIVATE WORLDS
Bette Davis as "Joyce Heath" - DANGEROUS
Greta Garbo as "Anna Karenina" - ANNA KARENINA
Katharine Hepburn as "Alice Adams" - ALICE ADAMS
Miriam Hopkins as "Becky Sharp" - BECKY SHARP
Jeanette MacDonald as "Marietta" - NAUGHTY MARIETTA
Merle Oberon as "Kitty Vane" - THE DARK ANGEL
Ginger Rogers as "Dale Tremont" - TOP HAT

Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams
Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams
Also Considered: 
Heather Angel (THE INFORMER); Elisabeth Bergner (ESCAPE ME NEVER); Claudette Colbert (THE GILDED LILY); Bette Davis (FRONT PAGE WOMAN); Marlene Dietrich (THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN); Carole Lombard (HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE); Anna Neagle (PEG OF THE OLD DRURY); Eleanor Powell (BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936); Barbara Stanwyck (ANNIE OAKLEY); Margaret Sullivan (THE GOOD FAIRY)

Mutiny On The Bounty
Mutiny On The Bounty
BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Boleslawski - LES MISERABLES
George Cukor - DAVID COPPERFIELD
Michael Curtiz - CAPTAIN BLOOD
John Ford - THE INFORMER
Henry Hathaway - LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER
Alfred Hitchcock - THE 39 STEPS
Harry Lachman - DANTE'S INFERNO
Frank Lloyd - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
Leo McCarey - RUGGLES OF RED GAP
James Whale - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Also Considered:
Clarence Brown (ANNA KARENINA); Rene Clair (THE GHOST GOES WEST); Sidney Franklin (THE DARK ANGEL); Howard Hawks (BARBARY COAST); Rouben Mamoulian (BECKY SHARP); Max Reinhardt & William Dieterle (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM); Mark Sandrich (TOP HAT); George Stevens (ALICE ADAMS); Josef Von Sternberg (THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN); Sam Wood (A NIGHT AT THE OPERA)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Brent as "Curt Devlin" - FRONT PAGE WOMAN
W.C. Fields as "Micawber" - DAVID COPPERFIELD
Cedric Hardwicke as "The Marquis of Steyne" - BECKY SHARP
Edward Everett Horton as "Horace Hardwicke" - TOP HAT
Charles Laughton as "Inspector Emile Javert" - LES MISERABLES
Fred MacMurray as "Arthur Russell" - ALICE ADAMS
Basil Rathbone as "Alexei Alexandrovitch" - ANNA KARENINA
Charles Ruggles as "Egbert Floud" - RUGGLES OF RED GAP
Franchot Tone as "Roger Byam" - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
Roland Young as "George, Earl of Burnstead" - RUGGLES OF RED GAP

Franchot Tone in Mutiny On The Bounty
Franchot Tone in Mutiny On The Bounty
Also Considered:
Eric Blore (TOP HAT); James Cagney (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM); Colin Clive (THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN); Nelson Eddy (NAUGHTY MARIETTA); Victor Jory (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM); Herbert Marshall (THE DARK ANGEL); Basil Rathbone (THE 39 STEPS); Sig Rumann (A NIGHT AT THE OPERA); Ernest Thesiger (THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN); Wylie Watson (THE 39 STEPS)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mary Boland as "Effie Floud" - RUGGLES OF RED GAP
Olivia de Havilland as "Arabella Bishop" - CAPTAIN BLOOD
Frances Drake as "Eponine" - LES MISERABLES
Margaret Dumont as "Mrs. Claypool" - A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Margot Grahame as "Katie Madden" - THE INFORMER
Elsa Lanchester as "Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley" - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Lucie Mannheim as "Annabella Smith" - THE 39 STEPS
Maureen O'Sullivan as "Kitty" - ANNA KARENINA
Merle Oberon as "Lady Blakeney" - THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Zasu Pitts as "Prunella Judson" - RUGGLES OF RED GAP

Olivia de Havilland in Captain Blood
Olivia de Havilland in Captain Blood
Also Considered:
Helen Broderick (TOP HAT); Bette Davis (BORDERTOWN); Helen Hayes (THE 39 STEPS); Aline MacMahon (AH, WILDERNESS); Hattie McDaniel (ALICE ADAMS); Jean Muir (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM); Edna May Oliver (DAVID COPPERFIELD); Ginger Rogers (ROBERTA); Ann Shoemaker (ALICE ADAMS); Ann Sothern (FOLIES BERGERE)

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
AH, WILDERNESS (Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett)
ANNA KARENINA (Clemence Dane, Salka Viertel & S.N. Behrman)
BECKY SHARP (Francis Edward Faragoh)
DAVID COPPERFIELD (Howard Estabrook)
THE INFORMER (Dudley Nichols)
LES MISERABLES (W.P. Lipscomb)
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Achmed Abdullah, John L. Balderston, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt & Waldemar Young)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings & Carey Wilson)
RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Walter DeLeon & Harlan Thompson)
THE 39 STEPS (Charles Bennett & Ian Hay) 

Also Considered:
ALICE ADAMS (Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner & Jane Murfin); THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (John L. Balderston & William Hurlbut); CAPTAIN BLOOD (Casey Robinson); THE DARK ANGEL (Lillian Hellman & Mordaunt Shairp); THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (John Dos Passos); FOLIES BERGERE (Bess Meredyth & Hal Long); FOUR HOURS TO KILL (Norman Krasna); THE GOOD FAIRY (Preston Sturges); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (John Lee Mahin, Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett); STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND (Dudley Nichols & Lamar Trotti)

A Night At The Opera
A Night At The Opera
BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
AFTER OFFICE HOURS (Herman J. Mankiewicz, Laurence Stallings & Dale Van Every)
BARBARY COAST (Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Stephen Longstreet)
BONNIE SCOTLAND (Frank Butler & Jeff Moffitt)
'G' MEN (Seton I. Miller)
THE GAY DECEPTION (Stephen Avery & Don Hartman)
THE GHOST GOES WEST (Rene Clair, Robert E. Sherwood & Eric Keown)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind)
THE SCOUNDREL (Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur)
THANKS A MILLION (Nunnally Johnson)
TIT FOR TAT (Stan Laurel & Frank Tashlin)

Also Considered:
ALIBI IKE (Ring Lardner & William Wister Haines); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Jack McGowan & Sid Silvers); DR. SOCRATES (Robert Lord & W.R. Burnett); THE FIXER UPPERS (Frank Tashlin); FRONT PAGE WOMAN (Laird Doyle, Lillie Hayward & Roy Chanslor); THE GILDED LILY (Claude Binyon); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Manuel Seff, Peter Milne & Robert Lord); HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE (Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields & Viña Delmar); THICKER THAN WATER (Stan Laurel & Frank Tashlin); TOP HAT (Dwight Taylor & Allan Scott)

Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
BEST ART DIRECTION
ANNA KARENINA (Cedric Gibbons)
BECKY SHARP (Robert Edmond Jones)
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Charles D. Hall)
DANTE'S INFERNO (Duncan Cramer & David S. Hall)
THE DARK ANGEL (Richard Day)
LES MISERABLES (Richard Day)
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Hans Dreier & Roland Anderson)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Anton Grot)
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Vincent Korda)
TOP HAT (Carroll Clark & Van Nest Polglase)

Also Considered:
BARBARY COAST (Richard Day); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Cedric Gibbons); CAPTAIN BLOOD (Anton Grot); DAVID COPPERFIELD (Merrill Pye & Edwin B. Willis); THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (Hans Dreier); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Anton Grot); MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Cedric Gibbons); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Cedric Gibbons); ROBERTA (Van Nest Polglase); RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Hans Dreier & Robert Odell)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ANNA KARENINA (William H. Daniels)
BARBARY COAST (Ray June)
BECKY SHARP (Ray Rennahan)
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (John Mescall)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Ernest Haller & Hal Mohr)
THE CRUSADES (Victor Milner)
DANTE'S INFERNO (Rudolph Maté)
LES MISERABLES (Gregg Toland)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Hal Mohr)
THE 39 STEPS (Bernard Knowles)

Also Considered:
DAVID COPPERFIELD (Oliver T. Marsh); THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (Lucien Ballard); 'G' MEN (Sol Polito); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (George Barnes); THE INFORMER (Joseph H. August); MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Arthur Edeson); A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Merritt B. Gerstad); RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Alfred Gilks); THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Harold Rosson); TOP HAT (David Abel)

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ANNA KARENINA (Adrian)
ANNIE OAKLEY (Walter Plunkett)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Milo Anderson)
DAVID COPPERFIELD (Dolly Tree)
LES MISERABLES (Omar Kiam)
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Travis Banton)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Max Ree & Milo Anderson)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (credit unknown)
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (John Armstrong & Oliver Messel)
TOP HAT (Bernard Newman)

Also Considered:
BECKY SHARP (credit unknown); THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Vera West); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Adrian); THE CRUSADES (Travis Banton); THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (Travis Banton); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Adrian); A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Dolly Tree); ROBERTA (Bernard Newman); RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Travis Banton); THE 39 STEPS (Marianne)

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
BEST FILM EDITING
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Ted J. Kent)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (George Amy)
DAVID COPPERFIELD (Robert J. Kern)
THE INFORMER (George Hively)
LES MISERABLES (Barbara McLean)
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Ellsworth Hoagland)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Ralph Dawson)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Margaret Booth)
THE 39 STEPS (Derek Twist)
TOP HAT (William Hamilton)

Also Considered:
ALICE ADAMS (Jane Loring); ANNA KARENINA (Robert J. Kern); BONNIE SCOTLAND (Bert Jordan); ESCAPE ME NEVER (David Lean); 'G' MEN (Jack Killifer); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (George Amy); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Blanche Sewell); A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (William LeVanway); RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Edward Dmytryk); THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (William Hornbeck)

The Bride Of Frankenstein
The Bride Of Frankenstein
BEST MAKEUP
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Jack Pierce & Irma Kusely)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Perc Westmore & Charles Gemora)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Robert J. Schiffer)


Also Considered:
BECKY SHARP (Robert J. Schiffer & Max Factor); CAPTAIN BLOOD (credit unknown); LES MISERABLES (Guy Pearce)

Mutiny On The Bounty
Mutiny On The Bounty
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
ANNA KARENINA (Herbert Stothart)
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Franz Waxman)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
THE INFORMER (Max Steiner)
LES MISERABLES (Alfred Newman)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Leo Forbstein & Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Herbert Stothart)
PETER IBBETSON (Ernst Toch)
THE 39 STEPS (Jack Beaver & Louis Levy)
TOP HAT (Max Steiner)

Also Considered:
ALICE ADAMS (Roy Webb); BARBARY COAST (Alfred Newman); BECKY SHARP (Roy Webb); BONNIE SCOTLAND (Marvin Hatley); THE CRUSADES (Rudolph Kopp); CURLY TOP (Ray Henderson); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Heinz Roemheld & Bernhard Kaun); A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Herbert Stothart); THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Arthur Benjamin); THANKS A MILLION (Arthur Lange)

Top Hat
Top Hat
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Animal Crackers In My Soup" - CURLY TOP (Ted Koehler, Irving Caesar & Ray Henderson)
"Broadway Rhythm" - BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown)
"Cheek To Cheek" - TOP HAT (Irving Berlin) 
"It's Easy To Remember" - MISSISSIPPI (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
"Lovely To Look At" - ROBERTA (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh)
"Lullaby Of Broadway" - GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)
"No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)" - TOP HAT (Irving Berlin)
"She's A Latin From Manhattan" - GO INTO YOUR DANCE (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)

Also Considered:
"About A Quarter To Nine" - GO INTO YOUR DANCE (Harry Warren & Al Dubin); "I Wished On The Moon" - THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1936 (Ralph Rainger & Dorothy Parker); "I Won't Dance" - ROBERTA (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields & Oscar Hammerstein II); "I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin'" - BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed); "The Lady In Red" - IN CALIENTE (Allie Wrubel & Mort Dixon); "Lulu's Back In Town" - BROADWAY GONDOLIER (Harry Warren & Al Dubin); "On A Sunday Afternoon" - BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown); "The Words Are In My Heart" - GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Harry Warren & Al Dubin)

Captain Blood
Captain Blood
BEST SOUND
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Gilbert Kurland)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Nathan Levinson)
THE DARK ANGEL (Thomas T. Moulton)
'G' MEN (Stanley Jones)
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (Franklin Hansen)
LOVE ME FOREVER (John Livardary)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Douglas Shearer)
NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Douglas Shearer)
THANKS A MILLION (E.H. Hansen)
THE 39 STEPS (A. Birch)

Also Considered: 
BARBARY COAST (Frank Maher); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Douglas Shearer); THE CRUSADES (Harry Lindgren); I DREAM TOO MUCH (Carl Dreher); THE INFORMER (Hugh McDowell, Jr.); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Nathan Levinson); THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (A.W. Watkins); SHE (John L. Cass); 1,000 DOLLARS A MINUTE (credit unknown); TOP HAT (Hugh McDowell, Jr.)

The Bride Of Frankenstein
The Bride Of Frankenstein
BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (John P. Fulton)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (Fred Jackman)
DANTE'S INFERNO (Fred Sersen, Ralph Hammeras & Willy Pogany)
THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (Vernon L. Walker, Harry Redmond, Sr. & Harry Redmond, Jr.)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Byron Haskin, Fred Jackman & Hans Koenecamp)

Also Considered:
ALL THE KING'S HORSES (Dewey Wrigley): THE CRUSADES (Gordon Jennings); MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (credit unknown); THE 39 STEPS (Jack Whitehead)

Most Wins:

4 - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

2 - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN / CAPTAIN BLOOD / THE 39 STEPS

1 - ALICE ADAMS / DANTE'S INFERNO / THE INFORMER / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM / A NIGHT AT THE OPERA / THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL / TOP HAT



Most Nominations:

11 - LES MISERABLES / MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

10 - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN / CAPTAIN BLOOD / THE 39 STEPS

9 - TOP HAT

8 - ANNA KARENINA / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

7 - THE INFORMER

6 - DAVID COPPERFIELD / LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER / RUGGLES OF RED GAP

5 - BECKY SHARP