Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I discuss 1933 and the 5th Annual Academy Awards. They weren’t as exciting as the previous year or the following year but it was the first ceremony to include the short categories, mainly because short films were popular but especially animated shorts, specifically, those featuring Mickey Mouse.
Grand Hotel won Best Picture, and remains one of those we look back on when digging up films that won without a Best Director nomination. In fact, Grand Hotel had no other nominations besides Best Picture and won.
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