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Oscar Winners - The 1929 Academy Awards

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1929 Oscars Info
  • The 1927-1928 Oscars were held on May 16, 1929 in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room.
  • Host: Actor Douglas Fairbanks.
  • Eligibility Year: 1927/1928
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Foundation were started by MGM boss, Louis B. Mayer. There were 230 original members.
  • Adolph Hitler was such a big fan of Charlie Chaplin that he trimmed down his handlebar mustache.
  • The Oscar Stauette was designed by MGM's art director, Cedric Gibbons. It is 14 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds.
  • Best Actor Emil Jannings could not compete for talking roles with his German accent. He went back to Germany and became a Nazi propagandist. After the war, we had very little demand for his talents.
  • "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet" was the first line ever heard in a feature film, The Jazz Singer
1929 Oscar Winners
Outstanding Picture Alibi (Art Cinema; United Artists)
The Broadway Melody (MGM)
Hollywood Revue (MGM)
In Old Arizona (Fox )
The Patriot (Paramount Famous Lasky)
Best Actor George Bancroft, Thunderbolt
Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona
Chester Morris, Alibi
Paul Muni, The Valiant
Lewis Stone, The Patriot
Best Actress Ruth Chatterton, Madame X Betty Compson, The Barker
Jeanne Eagels, The Letter
Corinne Griffith, The Divine Lady
Bessie Love, The Broadway Melody
Mary Pickford, Coquette
Directing Lionel 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
Writing Tom 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
Cinematography George 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 Direction Hans 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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