Actor Lionel Barrymore hosted this year's event at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. For the first time ever at the Oscars, actors Wallace Beery (The Champ
) and Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
) tied for the award for Best Actor. Helen Hayes took home the award for Best Actress for her role in The Sin of Madelon Claudet
, and Walt Disney received a Special Award for his contributions to animation and the creation of Mickey Mouse.