Within a two year period and six nominations Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies picked up the Best Song Oscar twice.
The music for: The Way You Look Tonight for the 1936 movie Swing Time (RKO) won Best Song at the Oscars and was written by Jerome Kern with Lyrics written by Dorothy Fields.
In 1935 the song; Cheek to Cheek from Top Hat(RKO) music and lyrics by Irving Berlin was nominated along with the song: Lovely to Look at from Roberta(RKO) music by Jerome Kern Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh.
In 1934 the song: The Continental from the movie The Gay Divorcee won Best Song Honors, with the song, The Carioca from Flying Down to Rio and the musical score from The Gay Divorcee garnering additional nominations.
1936 would also be the first year that Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories would be offered. Walter Brennan picked up his Best Supporting Actor plaque for the movie Come and Get It a Goldwyn picture. Gale Sondergaard received Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Warner Brothers movie Anthony Adverse. Special Award went to W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson Selznick Studios for Color Cinematography in the movie: The Garden of Allah.