Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1928-29 (2nd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1928-29 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.)

Click on an image on the left to display a larger version of it, or click on the text descriptions in the middle to display the report or content indicated. You can also click on a year in the column on the right to display the Academy Award Overview for that year.

The 1928-29 Preliminaries

1928-29 (2nd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1928-29 (2nd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
August 1, 1928 to July 31, 1929

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1928-29 Ceremony

Thursday, April 3, 1930
8:00 PM

The Cocoanut Grove of the
Ambassador Hotel,
Los Angeles

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

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

The 1928-29 Winners

1928-29 (2nd) Best Picture Poster: “The Broadway Melody”

1928-29 (2nd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The Broadway Melody”

Best Picture:
The Broadway Melody

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1928-29 (2nd) Best Actor: Warner Baxter   1928-29 (2nd) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Warner Baxter Best Actor:
Warner Baxter
as The Cisco Kid
in the film
In Old Arizona

1928-29 (2nd) Best Actress: Mary Pickford   1928-29 (2nd) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Mary Pickford Best Actress:
Mary Pickford
as Norma Besant
in the film