Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Best Picture of the year
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Achievement in film editing
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Energetic musical that spans 1915 to 1938 and has Power and Ameche battling for Faye's affections. Power is a society nabob who takes up ragtime. He puts together a band, naming the group after a piece of music (hence the title), and finds a singer (Faye). Ameche is a struggling composer who brings a Broadway producer to listen to their performance. Faye gets an offer to star in a show and becomes an overnight success. Over the years the trio win and lose success, marry and divorce, and finally end up happy. Corny but charming.