Alice Brady's trophy was swiped by an impostor who came onstage to accept the award on the absent actress' behalf. It has never been never recovered and the imposter could never be tracked down. Before the Academy could do justice and issue a copy of the award, Alice Brady passed away.
For the song "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
Hugo Riesenfeld(musical director)
Score by Hugo Riesenfeld.
Leigh Harline(head of department)
Score by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith.
康斯坦丁·巴卡利内可夫 C. Bakaleinikoff(musical director)
Score by Victor Schertzinger.
For his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a special award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic
For his outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy(wooden statuette).
For its significant work in collecting films dating from 1895 to the present and for the first time making available to the public the means of studying the historical and aesthetic development of the motion picture as one of the major arts (certificate).
For Agfa Supreme and Agfa Ultra Speed pan motion picture negatives.
For the design and application to production of the Multi-Plane Camera.
For two fine-grain duplicating film stocks.
Farciot Edouart (Paramount Pictures, Inc.)
For the development of the Paramount dual screen transparency camera setup.
Douglas Shearer(M-G-M Studio Sound Dept.)
For a method of varying the scanning width of variable density sound tracks (squeeze tracks) for the purpose of obtaining an increased amount of noise reduction.
For the introduction of the modulated high-frequency method of determining optimum photographic processing conditions for variable width sound tracks.
For an exceptional application of acoustic principles to the soundproofing of gasoline generators and water pumps.
约翰·阿诺德 John Arnold(M-G-M Studio Camera Dept.)
For their improvement of the semi-automatic follow focus device and its application to all of the cameras used by the M-G-M Studio.
John P. Livadary(director of Sound Recording for Columbia Pictures Corp.)
For the application of the biplanar light valve to motion picture sound recording.
Thomas T. Moulton(United Artists SSD)
For the application to motion picture sound recording of volume indicators which have peak reading response and linear decibel scales.
Douglas Shearer(M-G-M SSD)
For the design of the film drive mechanism as incorporated in the ERPI 1010 reproducer.