Last week in Los Angeles' fancy Hotel Biltmore Bowl, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences bestowed upon the following cinema figures, for the following 1937 achievements, six-inch gilt figurines, strongly resembling radiator-cap sculpture and disparagingly referred to as "Oscars":
¶Best picture: Warner Brothers, The Life of Emile Zola.
¶Best actor: Spencer Tracy as the bravo fisherman, Manuel, in Captains Courageous.
¶Best actress: Luise Rainer as the Chinese wife, Olan, in The Good Earth.
¶Best direction: Leo McCarey, The Awful Truth.
To Twentieth Century-Fox Producer Darryl F. Zanuck for consistently high quality in 1937...