Oscar 1929-1930: Winners in All Categories

This year the Oscar Award celebrates its 90th anniversary. To commemorate the event, a series of articles will examine¬†various aspects of this “King of Awards,” the most coveted prize in the film community.
If you want to know more about the Oscars, please read my book, All About Oscar: History and Politics of the Academy Awards (now in its 11th edition).

Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr.)


Director: Lewis Mileston, All Quiet on the Western Front

Actor: George Arliss, Disraeli



Disraeli (1929): Biopic Starring George Arliss in Oscar-Winning Performance

Actress: Norma Shearer, The Divorcee


Writing: Frances Marion, The Big House



Cinematography: Joseph T. Rucker and Willard Van Der Veer, With Byrd at the South Pole

Interior Decoration: Herman Rosse, King of Jazz

Sound Recording: Douglas Shearer, The Big House

Nominations by Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front (2)
The Big House (2)