Oscar 1929: Year 1–Two Directing Oscars (Drama and Comedy)

The winners of the first Oscar Award were given in 1929 for films released in 1927-1928.

Production (Best Picture)
: Wings (Paramount), produced by Lucien Hubbard












Artistic Quality of Production: Sunrise (Fox)



Best Director:

Two directing Oscars were given in the first year:

Drama Director: Frank Borzage, Seventh Heaven (Fox)

Comedy Director: Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights (UA)


Best Director

Frank Borzage, Seventh Heaven

Herbert Brenon, Sorrell and Son

King Vidor, The Crowd


Best Director Comedy

Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights

Charlie Chaplin, The Circus

Ted Wilde, Speedy


Best Director and Best Picture: No Correlation