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11th Academy Awards

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11th Academy Awards
DateFebruary 23, 1939
SiteBiltmore Hotel
Hosted byNo Host
Best PictureYou Can't Take It with You
Most awardsThe Adventures of Robin Hood (3)
Most nominationsYou Can't Take it with You (7)

The 11th Academy Awards were held on February 23, 1939, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.[1] It was the first Academy Awards show without any official host. This was also the first ceremony in which a foreign language film (Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion) was nominated for Best Picture.

Frank Capra became the first person to win three Best Director awards, to be followed by John Ford (who would go on to win four) and William Wyler.

This was the first of only two times in Oscar history that three of the four acting awards were won by repeat winners; only Fay Bainter was a first time award winner. The only other time that this happened was at the 67th Academy Awards in 1994. Fay Bainter also was the first actress in the history of the Oscars to receive two acting nominations in the same year. In addition, Spencer Tracy became the first of only two lead actors to win two years in a row; the other one, Tom Hanks, also did so in 1994.

Radio coverage was banned at the 1939 ceremony. A reporter from KNX, Los Angeles, which had been reporting from the Academy Awards since 1930, locked himself into a booth and was able to broadcast for a few minutes before security guards broke down the door. Partial radio coverage was permitted again at the 1942 ceremony.[2]

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Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Academy Honorary Awards

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Academy Juvenile Awards

Academy Juvenile Awards were presented to:

  • Deanna Durbin and Mickey Rooney – "for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement." (Shared; miniature statuette)

Multiple nominations and awards

In memoriam

See also


  1. ^ "The 11th Academy Awards (1939) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  2. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.

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