Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Index: 1st Academy Awards

Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - Fox
Other Nominees:
-Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) - Paramount Famous Lasky
-Crowd, The (1928) - M-G-M

Best Picture, Production
Wings (1927) - Paramount Famous Lasky
Other Nominees:
-7th Heaven (1927) - Fox
-Racket, The (1928) - The Caddo Company

Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Way of All Flesh (1927)/The Last Command (1928) - Emil Jannings
Other Nominees:
-The Patent Leather Kid(1927)/The Noose (1928) - Richard Barthelmess

Best Actress in a Leading Role
7th Heaven (1927)/Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)/Street Angel (1928) - Janet Gaynor (I)
Other Nominees:
-Sadie Thompson (1928) - Gloria Swanson
-A Ship Comes In (1928) - Louise Dresser

Best Director, Comedy Picture
Two Arabian Knights (1927) - Lewis Milestone
Other Nominees:
-Speedy (1928) - Ted Wilde (I)

Best Director, Dramatic Picture
7th Heaven (1927) - Frank Borzage
Other Nominees:
-The Crowd (1928) - King Vidor
-Sorrell and Son (1927) - Herbert Brenon

Best Writing, Original Story
Underworld (1927) - Ben Hecht (I)
Other Nominees:
-The Last Command (1928) - Lajos BirĂ³

Best Writing, Adaptation
7th Heaven (1927) - Benjamin Glazer
Other Nominees:
-Glorious Betsy (1928) - Anthony Coldeway
-The Jazz Singer (1927) - Alfred A. Cohn

Best Writing, Title Writing
Joseph Farnham
Other Nominees:
-George Marion Jr.
-The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) - Gerald C. Duffy

Best Cinematography
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - Charles Rosher; Karl Struss
Other Nominees:
-The Devil Dancer (1927)/The Magic Flame (1927)/Sadie Thompson (1928) - George Barnes

Best Art Direction
The Dove (1927)/Tempest (1928) - William Cameron Menzies
Other Nominees:
-7th Heaven (1927) - Harry Oliver
-Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - Rochus Gliese

Best Effects, Engineering Effects
Wings (1927) - Roy Pomeroy
Other Nominees:
-Ralph Hammeras
-Nugent Slaughter

Honorary Award
Awarded to:
The Circus (1928) - Charles Chaplin
- For versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing and producing The Circus.

The Jazz Singer (1927) - Warner Bros.
- For producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry.

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