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1930s Academy Award Winners

The 1930s film industry saw an increase in full-length films, the use of technicolor, monsters, sequals, spin-offs, and remakes. The studio system was also at an all-time high with control and made most of the creative decisions.

During the period of the Great Depression, films were seen as a way to keep people's away from their troubles. This allowed the film industry to boom, causing the decade to produce many great memorable movies.

In case you are wondering, the reason why 1929-1930, 1930-1930, 1930-1931, and 1931-1932 are clumped together, it is because the Academy used a non-calendar year. This decade also called the award "Outstanding Production" instead of "Best Picture".

1930s Oscar Winners for Best Picture:
1939: Gone with the Wind
1938: You Can't Take It with You
1937: The Life of Emile Zola
1936: The Great Ziegfeld
1935: Mutiny on the Bounty
1934: It Happened One Night
1932-1933: Cavalcade
1931-1932: Grand Hotel
1930-1931: Cimarron
1929-1930: All Quiet on the Western Front


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