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1927-28 (1st Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1927-28 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1927-28 Preliminaries

1927-28 (1st) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1927-28 (1st) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
August 1, 1927 to July 31, 1928

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1927-28 Ceremony

Thursday, May 16, 1929
8:00 PM

Blossom Room of the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel,

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1927-28 Winners

1927-28 (1st) Best Picture Poster: “Wings”

1927-28 (1st) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Wings”

Best Picture:
Paramount Famous Lasky

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1927-28 (1st) Best Actor: Emil Jannings   1927-28 (1st) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Emil Jannings Best Actor:
Emil Jannings
as General Dolgorucki /
Grand Duke Sergius Alexander
in the film
The Last Command

and as August Schilling
in the film
The Way of All Flesh

1927-28 (1st) Best Actress: Janet Gaynor   1927-28 (1st) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Janet Gaynor Best Actress:
Janet Gaynor
as Diane
in the film
7th Heaven

as Angela
in the film
Street Angel

and as The Wife
in the film