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1927–1928 Academy Awards

The 1927–1928 Academy Awards were presented May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, Calif.

Outstanding PictureThe Racket (Caddo; Paramount Famous Lasky)
7th Heaven (Fox)
Wings (Paramount Famous Lasky)
Artistic Quality of ProductionChang (Paramount)
The Crowd (MGM)
Sunrise (Fox)
Best ActorRichard Barthelmess, The Noose and The Patent Leather Kid
Charles Chaplin, The Circus (Though nominated for best actor, the academy decided to remove Chaplin's name from the competitive classes and instead award him a Special Award for writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus.)
Emil Jannings, The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh
Best ActressLouise Dresser, A Ship Comes In
Janet Gaynor, 7th Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise
Gloria Swanson, Sadie Thompson
Directing
Dramatic PictureFrank Borzage, 7th Heaven
Herbert Brenon, Sorrell and Son
King Vidor, The Crowd
Comedy PictureCharles Chaplin, The Circus (Though nominated for best director of a comedy picture, the academy decided to remove Chaplin's name from the competitive classes and instead award him a Special Award for writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus.)
Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights
Ted Wilde, Speedy
Writing
AdaptationAlfred Cohn, The Jazz Singer
Anthony Coldeway, Glorious Betsy
Benjamin Glazer, 7th Heaven
Original StoryLajos Biro, The Last Command
Ben Hecht, Underworld
Title WritingGerald Duffy, The Private Life of Helen of Troy
Joseph Farnham
George Marion, Jr.
CinematographyGeorge Barnes, The Devil Dancer, The Magic Flame and Sadie Thompson
Charles Rosher, Sunrise
Karl Struss, Sunrise
Art DirectionRochus Gliese, Sunrise
William Cameron Menzies, The Dove and Tempest
Harry Oliver, 7th Heaven
Engineering EffectsRalph Hammeras
Roy Pomeroy, Wings
Nugent Slaughter, The Jazz Singer
Special Awards(Not necessarily given each year )
To Warner Bros. for producing The Jazz Singer, the outstanding pioneer talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry
To Charles Chaplin for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus

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