1928–1929 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

There were two Oscar ceremonies held at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel in 1930. This one, held on April 3, honored films released in 1928–1928. The other, held on Nov. 3 honored films released in 1930. See 1929–1930 Academy Awards for the winners of the Nov. 5 awards.

Outstanding PictureAlibi (Art Cinema; United Artists)
The Broadway Melody (MGM)
Hollywood Revue (MGM)
In Old Arizona (Fox)
The Patriot (Paramount Famous Lasky)
Best ActorGeorge Bancroft, Thunderbolt
Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona
Chester Morris, Alibi
Paul Muni, The Valiant
Lewis Stone, The Patriot
Best ActressRuth Chatterton, Madame X
Betty Compson, The Barker
Jeanne Eagels, The Letter
Corinne Griffith, The Divine Lady
Bessie Love, The Broadway Melody
Mary Pickford, Coquette

Mary Pickford, Coquette
Archive Photos
DirectingLionel Barrymore, Madame X
Harry Beaumont, The Broadway Melody
Irving Cummings, In Old Arizona
Frank Lloyd, The Divine Lady
Frank Lloyd, Weary River and Drag
Ernst Lubitsch, The Patriot
WritingTom Barry, In Old Arizona and The Valiant
Elliott Clawson, The Leatherneck, The Cop, Sal of Singapore and Skyscraper
Josephine Lovett, Our Dancing Daughters
Hans Kraly, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Hans Kraly, The Patriot
Bess Meredyth, Wonder of Women and A Woman of Affairs
CinematographyGeorge Barnes, Our Dancing Daughters
Clyde De Vinna, White Shadows in the South Seas
Arthur Edeson, In Old Arizona
Ernest Palmer, Four Devils and Street Angel
John Seitz, The Divine Lady
Art DirectionHans Dreier, The Patriot
Cedric Gibbons, The Bridge of San Luis Rey and other pictures
Mitchell Leisen, Dynamite
William Cameron Menzies, Alibi and The Awakening
Harry Oliver, Street Angel

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