1929

The 1st Academy Awards | 1929
Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Thursday, May 16, 1929
Honoring movies released from August 1, 1927 - August 1, 1928.
Highlights
Memorable Moments

Winners & Nominees

Actor

Winner

Emil Jannings

The Last Command

Emil Jannings

The Way of All Flesh

Nominees

Richard Barthelmess

The Noose

Richard Barthelmess

The Patent Leather Kid

Actress

Winner

Janet Gaynor

7th Heaven

Janet Gaynor

Street Angel

Janet Gaynor

Sunrise

Nominees

Louise Dresser

A Ship Comes In

Gloria Swanson

Sadie Thompson

Art Direction

Winner

The Dove

William Cameron Menzies

Tempest

William Cameron Menzies

Nominees

Sunrise

Rochus Gliese

7th Heaven

Harry Oliver

Cinematography

Winner

Sunrise

Charles Rosher

Sunrise

Karl Struss

Nominees

The Devil Dancer

George Barnes

The Magic Flame

George Barnes

Sadie Thompson

George Barnes

Directing (Comedy Picture)

Winner

Two Arabian Knights

Lewis Milestone

Nominees

Speedy

Ted Wilde

Directing (Dramatic Picture)

Winner

7th Heaven

Frank Borzage

Nominees

Sorrell and Son

Herbert Brenon

The Crowd

King Vidor

Engineering Effects

Winner

Wings

Roy Pomeroy

Nominees

Ralph Hammeras

Nugent Slaughter

Outstanding Picture

Winner

Wings

Paramount Famous Lasky

Nominees

The Racket

The Caddo Company

7th Heaven

Fox

Unique and Artistic Picture

Winner

Sunrise

Fox

Nominees

The Crowd

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Chang

Paramount Famous Lasky

Writing (Adaptation)

Winner

7th Heaven

Benjamin Glazer

Nominees

The Jazz Singer

Alfred Cohn

Glorious Betsy

Anthony Coldeway

Writing (Original Story)

Winner

Underworld

Ben Hecht

Nominees

The Last Command

Lajos Biro

Writing (Title Writing)

Winner

Joseph Farnham

Nominees

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Gerald Duffy

George Marion, Jr.

Special Award

Winner

The Circus

Special Award

The Jazz Singer

Special Award
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The Racket
1 Nomination
Outstanding Picture - The Caddo Company