10Will Rogers Confuses The Nominees In 1934


Will Rogers, who was hosting the sixth Academy Awards ceremony in 1934, could never have imagined that the seemingly harmless phrase “Come up and get it Frank” which he used to introduce the best director award, would trigger one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscar history. But unfortunately for

him, there were two Franks in the running for best director that year: Frank Capra for Lady For A Day, and Frank Lloyd for Cavalcade. Capra was on stage by the time he realized that it was in fact Lloyd who had been given the award, leaving him with a long walk back to his seat. Capra later remarked that it was “the longest crawl in history.”

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