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)

BEST DIRECTOR
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
Mark Sandrich - TOP HAT
James Whale - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
Also Considered:
Richard Boleslawski (LES MISERABLES); 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)

BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
ANNA KARENINA
Clemence Dane, Salka Viertel & S.N. Behrman
BECKY SHARP
Francis Edward Faragoh
CAPTAIN BLOOD
Casey Robinson
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

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
Also Considered:
AH, WILDERNESS (Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett); ALICE ADAMS (Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner & Jane Murfin); THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (John L. Balderston & William Hurlbut); 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)

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

 

A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
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)
 
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
LES MISERABLES
Richard Day
LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER
Hans Dreier & Roland Anderson
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Anton Grot
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
Cedric Gibbons
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Vincent Korda
TOP HAT
Carroll Clark & Van Nest Polglase

Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
Also Considered:
BARBARY COAST (Richard Day); BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (Cedric Gibbons); CAPTAIN BLOOD (Anton Grot); THE DARK ANGEL (Richard Day); 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)

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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)

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
RUGGLES OF RED GAP
Travis Banton
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
John Armstrong & Oliver Messel
TOP HAT
Bernard Newman

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
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); MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (credit unknown); NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Adrian); A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Dolly Tree); ROBERTA (Bernard Newman); THE 39 STEPS (Marianne)

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

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
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)

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

The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein
Also Considered:
BECKY SHARP (Robert J. Schiffer & Max Factor); CAPTAIN BLOOD (credit unknown); WEREWOLF OF LONDON (credit unknown)

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

Captain Blood
Captain Blood
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)

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

Top Hat
Top Hat
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)

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

Captain Blood
Captain Blood
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 (Terry Kellum); TOP HAT (Hugh McDowell, Jr.)

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

 

The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein
Also Considered:
ALL THE KING'S HORSES (Dewey Wrigley): THE CRUSADES (Gordon Jennings); MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (credit unknown); THE 39 STEPS (Jack Whitehead); WEREWOLF OF LONDON (John P. Fulton)

Most Wins:

3 - Captain Blood; 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 Scarlett Pimpernel; Top Hat

     

 

Most Nominations:

11 - Captain Blood; Mutiny on the Bounty

10 - The Bride of Frankenstein; Les Miserables; The 39 Steps; 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