So I decided to go ahead and keep on handing out awards, limiting myself to years in which I’ve seen at least 40 movies to get a good base from which to arbitrarily assign fake trophies. The earliest year from which I’ve seen 40 is 1932, so we’re starting here. As always, eligibility is determined by the year imdb assigns to the film and if I haven’t seen it, I can’t award it. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and winners are bolded.

Best Picture:

1. One Way Passage
2. Scarface
3. Shanghai Express
4. Trouble in Paradise
5. Vampyr

Best Director:

1. Yasujiro Ozu, I was Born, but. . .
2. Howard Hawks, Scarface
3. Josef von Sternberg, Shanghai Express
4. Ernst Lubitsch, Trouble in Paradise
5. Carl Theodor Dreyer, Vampyr

Best Actor:

1. Boris Karloff, The Mummy
2. Spencer Tracy, Me and My Gal
3. William Powell, One Way Passage
4. Paul Muni, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
5. Herbert Marshall, Trouble in Paradise

Best Actress:

1. Kay Francis, One Way Passage
2. Jean Harlow, Red Dust
3. Marlene Dietrich, Shanghai Express
4. Ann Dvorak, Three on a Match
5. Miriam Hopkins, Trouble in Paradise

Supporting Actor:

1. Harpo Marx, Horse Feathers
2. Bela Lugosi, Island of Lost Souls
3. Charles Laughton, The Island of Lost Souls
4. Lee Tracy, The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
5. Tatsuo Saito, Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?

Supporting Actress:

1. Glenda Farrell, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
2. Myrna Loy, The Mask of Fu Manchu
3. Claudette Colbert, The Sign of the Cross
4. Anna May Wong, Shanghai Express
5. Kay Francis, Trouble in Paradise

Original Screenplay:

1. Kalmar, Ruby, Johnstone & Perelman, Horse Feathers
2. Geibei Ibushiya, I Was Born, But. . .
3. Wilson Misner & Joseph Jackson, One Way Passage
4. Jules Furthman, Shanghai Express
5. Kogo Noda, Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Jean Renoir & Albert Valentin, Boudu Saved from Drowning
2. John Mahin, Red Dust
3. Ben Hecht, Scarface
4. Sidney Buchman & Waldemar Young, The Sign of the Cross
5. Samson Raphelson, Trouble in Paradise

Foreign Language Film:

1. Boudu Saved from Drowning
2. I Was Born, But. .
3. No Blood Relation
4. Vampyr
5. Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?

Live Action Short:

1. The Music Box (James Parrott)

Film Editing:

1. No Blood Relation
2. Scarface
3. Shanghai Express
4. Trouble in Paradise
5. Vampyr

Cinematography:

1. Sol Polito, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
2. Karl Struss, The Island of Lost Souls
3. Victor Milner, Love Me Tonight & Trouble in Paradise
4. Lee Garmes, Shanghai Express
5. Rudolph Maté, Vampyr

Original Score:

1. Blonde Venus
2. Horse Feathers
3. Love Me Tonight
4. One Hour with You
5. Vampyr

Original Song:

1. “Hot Voodoo”, Blonde Venus
2. “Everyone Says I Love You”, Horse Feathers
3. “I’m Against It”, Horse Feathers
4. “Isn’t It Romantic?”, Love Me Tonight
5. “Mimi”, Love Me Tonight

Art Direction:

1. The Island of Lost Souls
2. The Mask of Fu Manchu
3. Shanghai Express
4. Trouble in Paradise
5. Vampyr

Costume Design:

1. Love Me Tonight
2. The Mask of Fu Manchu
3. Shanghai Express
4. The Sign of the Cross
5. Trouble in Paradise

Make-up:

1. The Island of Lost Souls
2. The Mask of Fu Manchu
3. The Mummy

Sound Mixing:

1. Love Me Tonight
2. Shanghai Express
3. The Sign of the Cross
4. Trouble in Paradise
5. Vampyr

Sound Editing:

1. The Island of Lost Souls
2. Love Me Tonight
3. Scarface
4. Tarzan, the Ape Man
5. Vampyr

Visual Effects:

1. The Crowd Roars
2. The Island of Lost Souls
3. The Mask of Fu Manchu
4. The Mummy
5. Vampyr

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