Oscar Movies: Circus, The (1927-8)

Oscar Nominations:
 
Direction (Comedy): Chaplin
Actor: Chaplin
 
Oscar Awards: None
 
Oscar Context:
 
The winner of the Best Comedy Direction (a category that lasted only one year) was Lewis Milestone for "Two Arabian Night."
 
The Best Actor winner was German Emil Jannings (best known for "The Blue Angel") for two performances, in "The Last Command" and "The Way of All Flesh."