The 2nd Academy Award Nominations

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2nd-academy-awards-winners-warner-baxter-mary-pickford-reviewThe 2nd Academy Awards were given away at the Ambassador Hotel’s famed Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles on April 3, 1930 for films released in 1928 and 1929.  The presentation was broadcast on radio and despite existing lists now, at the time there were no official nominees (the “official” list of nominees was compiled by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences from the film that the judges had to go by at the time of judging).  The Oscars had two stand out events in that it is the only time that no movie one more than one Oscar and the Best Director (Frank Lloyd) won without having his picture nominated for Best Picture (or Outstanding Picture which it was still called at this point).

Outstanding Picture:

alibi-1929-poster-best-picture-nominee-roland-west-reviewAlibi

broadway-melody-1929-best-picture-winner-poster-reviewWINNER:  The Broadway Melody

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in-old-arizona-1929-movie-poster-review-best-picture-nomineeIn Old Arizona

hollywood-revue-1929-movie-poster-best-picture-nominee-reviewHollywood Revue

patriot-1929-review-movie-poster-emil-jannings-best-picture-nomineeThe Patriot

Best Director:

madame-x-lionel-barrymore-best-director-nominationLionel Barrymore—Madame X

broadway-melody-1929-harry-beaumont-best-directorHarry Beaumont—The Broadway Melody

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in-old-arizona-1929-irving-cummingsIrving Cummings—In Old Aziona

divine-woman-frank-lloyd-best-director-oscarWINNER:  Frank Lloyd—The Divine Lady

divine-woman-frank-lloyd-best-director-oscarFrank Lloyd—Drag/Weary River

patriot-1929-ernst-lubitsch-best-director-nomination-reviewErnst Lubitsch—The Patriot

Best Actor:

in-old-arizona-warner-baxter-2nd-academy-award-winner-best-actor-2WINNER:  Warner Baxter—In Old Arizona

alibi-chester-morris-best-actor-nomineeChester Morris—Alibi

valiant-paul-muni-best-actor-nomination-reviewPaul Muni—The Valiant

patriot-lewis-stone-best-actor-nomination-review-2Lewis Stone—The Patriot

Best Actress:

madame-x-ruth-chatterton-best-actress-nomination-reviewRuth Chatterton—Madame X

barker-betty-compson-best-actress-nomination-reviewBetty Compson—The Barker

letter-jeanne-engels-best-actress-nominationJeanne Eagels—The Letter

divine-lady-1928-corinne-griffith-best-actress-nomination-reviewCorinne Griffith—The Divine Lady

broadway-melody-hank-and-queenie-mahoney-sisters-anita-page-bessie-love-best-picture-reviewBessie Love—The Broadway Melody

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coquette-mary-pickford-best-actress-winner-reviewWINNER:  Mary Pickford—Coquette

Best Writing:

in-old-arizona-1929-movie-poster-review-best-picture-nomineeTom Barry—In Old Arizona/The Valiant

cop-1928-poster-academy-award-nominee-reviewElliot Clawson—The Cop

leatherneck-1929-poster-academy-award-nominee-reviewElliot Clawson—The Leatherneck

sal-of-singapore-poster-review-academy-awards-nomineeElliot Clawson—Sal of Singapore

skyscraper-1928-movie-poster-academy-award-nominee-reviewElliot Clawson—Skyscraper

last-of-mrs-cheyney-poster-joan-crawford-william-powell-robert-montgomery-academy-award-nominee-reviewHanns Kräly—The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

patriot-1929-review-movie-poster-emil-jannings-best-picture-nomineeWINNER:  Hanns Kräly—The Patriot

our-dancing-daughters-poster-joan-crawford-review-academy-award-nomineeJosephine Lovett—Our Dancing Daughters

woman-of-affairs-1928-movie-poster-academy-award-nominee-review-john-gilbert-greta-garboBess Meredyth—A Woman of Affairs

wonder-of-women-1929-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nomineeBess Meredyth—Wonder of Women

Best Cinematography:

our-dancing-daughters-poster-joan-crawford-review-academy-award-nomineeGeorge Barns—Our Dancing Daughters

white-shadows-in-the-south-seas-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nomineeWINNER:  Clyde De Vinna—White Shadows in the South Seas

in-old-arizona-1929-movie-poster-review-best-picture-nomineeArthur Edeson—In Old Arizona

four-devils-1928-movie-poster-reviewErnest Palmer—Four Devils/Street Angel

divine-lady-1928-movie-review-posterJohn F. Seitz—The Divine Lady

Best Art Direction:

patriot-1929-review-movie-poster-emil-jannings-best-picture-nomineeHans Dreier—The Patriot

bridge-of-san-luis-rey-1928-movie-poster-reviewWINNER:  Cedric Gibbson—The Bridge of San Luis Rey

dynamite-1928-movie-poster-cecil-b-demille-academy-award-nomineeMitchell Leisen—Dynamite

alibi-1929-poster-best-picture-nominee-roland-west-reviewWilliam Cameron Menzies—Alibi/The Awakening

street-angel-1928-movie-poster-review-nomineeHarry Oliver—Street Angel

Preceded By:

The 1st Academy Award Nominations

Followed By:

The 3rd Academy Award Nominations

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One Comment on "The 2nd Academy Award Nominations"

  1. Dell December 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Mary Pickford didn’t deserve the Oscar. She was awarded for the most artificial performance of her career.

     

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