The Complete Oscar Quest: 1st Academy Awards (1927-1928)


Outstanding Picture (Best Picture)

  • The Racket
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Wings

Unique and Artistic Production

  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
  • The Crowd
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Best Director, Dramatic

  • Frank Borzage, Seventh Heaven
  • Herbert Brenon, Sorrell and Son
  • King Vidor, The Crowd

Best Director, Comedy

  • Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights
  • Ted Wilde, Speedy

Best Actor

  • Richard Barthelmess, The Noose & The Patent Leather Kid
  • Emil Jannings, The Last Command & The Way of All Flesh (LOST)

Best Actress

  • Louise Dresser, A Ship Comes In
  • Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven & Street Angel & Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Gloria Swanson, Sadie Thompson

Best Writing, Original Story:

  • The Last Command
  • Underworld

Best Writing, Adapted Story:

  • Glorious Betsy
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Seventh Heaven

Best Writing, Title Writing:

  • The Magic Flame (LOST)
  • The Private Life of Helen of Troy (MOSTLY LOST)
  • The Red Mill

Best Cinematography:

  • The Devil Dancer (LOST)
  • The Magic Flame (LOST)
  • Sadie Thompson
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Best Art Direction:

  • The Dove (MOSTLY LOST)
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Tempest

Best Engineering Effects:

  • Wings

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
  2. The Crowd
  3. The Devil Dancer (LOST)
  4. The Dove (MOSTLY LOST)
  5. Glorious Betsy
  6. The Jazz Singer
  7. The Last Command
  8. The Magic Flame (LOST)
  9. The Noose
  10. The Patent Leather Kid
  11. The Private Life of Helen of Troy (MOSTLY LOST)
  12. The Racket
  13. The Red Mill
  14. Sadie Thompson
  15. Seventh Heaven
  16. A Ship Comes In
  17. Sorrell and Son
  18. Speedy
  19. Street Angel
  20. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  21. Tempest
  22. Two Arabian Knights
  23. The Way of All Flesh (LOST)
  24. Underworld
  25. Wings