MY MAN GODFREY - WINNER
AFTER THE THIN MAN
THEODORA GOES WILD
This was a close call for me between My Man Godfrey and Theodora Goes Wild. But Godfrey edges out Theodora by a hair. Both are great films though
GREGORY LACAVA - MY MAN GODFREY
WILLIAM WYLER - THESE THREE (WINNER)
FRANK CAPRA - MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
CHARLES CHAPLIN - MODERN TIMES
W.S. VAN DYKE - SAN FRANCISCO
One of the few times my favorite film winner will not match up with the director. I just thought William Wyler did a magnificient job with These Three, which itself was an amazing film. Sorry Gregory.
WILLIAM POWELL - MY MAN GODFREY
CHARLES CHAPLIN - MODERN TIMES (WINNER)
SPENCER TRACY - SAN FRANCISCO
GARY COOPER - MR. DEEDS
MELVYN DOUGLAS - THEODORA GOES WILD
Charlie Chaplin gives a masterful performance in this silent classic. No words are needed and he carries this film with all his considerable talents.
CAROLE LOMBARD - MY MAN GODFREY (WINNER)
IRENE DUNNE - THEODORA GOES WILD
PAULETTE GODDARD - MODERN TIMES
GRETA GARBO - CAMILLE
MIRIAM HOPKINS - THESE THREE
Everyone knows Carole is my favorite actress of all time and she was never better than in My Man Godfrey as scatterbrained socialite Irene Bullock. But Irene Dunne was close behind her with her wonderful turn as Theodora. Carole denies Miriam from winning back to back Monties. Miriam won the year before for Becky Sharp.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
MISCHA AUER - MY MAN GODFREY
WALTER BRENNAN - COME AND GET IT
JAMES STEWART - AFTER THE THIN MAN
JOEL MCCREA - THESE THREE
EUGENE PALLETTE - MY MAN GODFREY (WINNER)
Mischa Auer was pure comedy gold in My Man Godfrey but I kind of like Eugene Pallette more as the put upon father of the Bulloch household.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
GALE SONDERGAARD - ANTHONY ADVERSE
ALICE BRADY - MY MAN GODFREY
LUCILLE BALL - FOLLOW THE FLEET
BONITA GRANVILLE - THESE THREE
GAIL PATRICK - MY MAN GODFREY (WINNER)
Gail was perfect as the icy sister of Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey. I was surprised that she didn't even receive an actual Oscar nomination. Well she gets a Montie from me and that gives My Man Godfrey four awards, including three of the four acting categories of my Monties. SWEET!