3rd Academy Awards

III-1931

Outstanding Production
All Quiet on the Western Front – Carl Laemmle, for Universal Studios

The Big House – Irving Thalberg for Cosmopolitan
Disraeli – Jack L. Warner and Darryl F. Zanuck for Warner Bros.
The Divorcee – Robert Z. Leonard for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Love Parade – Ernst Lubitsch for Paramount Famous Lasky

Best Director
Lewis Milestone – All Quiet on the Western Front
Clarence Brown – Anna Christie
Robert Z. Leonard – The Divorcee
King Vidor – Hallelujah
Ernst Lubitsch – The Love Parade
Clarence Brown – Romance

Best Actor
George Arliss – Disraeli as Benjamin Disraeli
George Arliss – The Green Goddess as The Raja
Wallace Beery – The Big House as Butch
Maurice Chevalier – The Big Pond as Pierre Mirande and The Love Parade as The Count Alfred Renard
Ronald Colman – Bulldog Drummond as Hugh Drummond and Condemned as Michel
Lawrence Tibbett – The Rogue Song as Yegor

Best Actress
Norma Shearer – The Divorcee as Jerry Martin
Nancy Carroll – The Devil’s Holiday as Hallie Hobart
Ruth Chatterton – Sarah and Son as Sarah Storm
Greta Garbo – Anna Christie as Anna Christie and Romance as Rita Cavallini
Norma Shearer – Their Own Desire as Lucia ‘Lally’ Marlett
Gloria Swanson – The Trespasser as Marion Donnell

Best Writing
The Big House – Frances Marion
All Quiet on the Western Front – George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, and Del Andrews, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Disraeli – Julien Josephson, based on the play by Louis N. Parker
The Divorcee – John Meehan, based on the novel Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott
Street of Chance – Howard Estabrook, based on a story by Oliver H. P. Garrett

Best Sound Recording
The Big House – Douglas Shearer
The Case of Sergeant Grischa – John E. Tribby
The Love Parade – Franklin Hansen
Raffles – Oscar Lagerstrom
Song of the Flame – George Groves

Best Art Direction
King of Jazz – Herman Rosse
Bulldog Drummond – William Cameron Menzies
The Love Parade – Hans Dreier
Sally – Jack Okey
The Vagabond King – Hans Dreier

Best Cinematography
With Byrd at the South Pole – Joseph T. Rucker and Willard Van der Veer
All Quiet on the Western Front – Arthur Edeson
Anna Christie – William Daniels
Hell’s Angels – Tony Gaudio and Harry Perry
The Love Parade – Victor Milner