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The 2nd Academy Awards (1930) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel on Thursday, April 3, 1930,
honoring movies released from August 1, 1928 – July 31, 1929.

Hans Kraly, William C. De Mille, Mary Pickford, and Warner Baxter at the 2nd Academy Awards ceremony.

Hans Kraly, William C. de Mille, Mary Pickford, and Warner Baxter at the 2nd Academy Awards ceremony.


  • George Bancroft in "Thunderbolt"
  • Warner Baxter in "In Old Arizona"
  • Chester Morris in "Alibi"
  • Paul Muni in "The Valiant"
  • Lewis Stone in "The Patriot"


  • Ruth Chatterton in "Madame X"
  • Betty Compson in "The Barker"
  • Jeanne Eagels in "The Letter"
  • Corinne Griffith in "The Divine Lady"
  • Bessie Love in "The Broadway Melody"
  • Mary Pickford in "Coquette"

Art Direction

  • Hans Dreier "The Patriot"
  • Cedric Gibbons "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"
  • Mitchell Leisen "Dynamite"
  • William Cameron Menzies "Alibi" "The Awakening"
  • Harry Oliver "Street Angel"


  • George Barnes "Our Dancing Daughters"
  • Clyde De Vinna "White Shadows in the South Seas"
  • Arthur Edeson "In Old Arizona"
  • Ernest Palmer "Four Devils" "Street Angel"
  • John Seitz "The Divine Lady"


  • Lionel Barrymore "Madame X"
  • Harry Beaumont "The Broadway Melody"
  • Irving Cummings "In Old Arizona"
  • Frank Lloyd "The Divine Lady"
  • Frank Lloyd "Drag" "Weary River"
  • Ernst Lubitsch "The Patriot"

Outstanding Picture

  • Feature Productions "Alibi"
  • Fox "In Old Arizona"
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "The Broadway Melody"
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Hollywood Revue"
  • Paramount Famous Lasky "The Patriot"


  • Tom Barry "In Old Arizona" "The Valiant"
  • Elliott Clawson "The Cop" "The Leatherneck" "Sal of Singapore" "Skyscraper"
  • Hans Kraly "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney"
  • Hans Kraly "The Patriot"
  • Josephine Lovett "Our Dancing Daughters"
  • Bess Meredyth "A Woman of Affairs" "Wonder of Women"

  • Star indicates a win.
  • NOTE:  For the second Academy Awards, there were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners were revealed during the awards banquet.  Though not official nominations, the additional names listed in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.

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