Oscar Movies: Hallelujah (1929)

Oscar Nominations (given for 1929-30): 1

Best Director: King Vidor

Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Director Oscar was Lewis Milestone for the anti-war drama, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” which also won best Picture.

The other nominees were Clarence Brown for “Anna Christie,” Robert Z. Leonard for “The Divorcee,” and Ernst Lubitsch for “The Love Parade.”

With five Best Director nominations to his credit, Vidor is one of the greatest losers in Oscar’s history.   Among his nominations are “The Champ,” in 1931-1932, and “The Citadel,” in 1938.