- 1st Academy Awards
Infobox Academy AwardsB | name = 1st
date = Thursday, May 16, 1929
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Douglas Fairbanks William C. DeMille
duration = 15 minutes
next = 2ndThe 1st Academy Awards were presented on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets cost $5 and fewer than 250 people attended. The whole ceremony lasted only 15 minutes. Unlike later events, the winners had been announced months prior to the ceremony. This was also the only Academy Award ceremony not to be broadcast in some way.
Unlike later ceremonies, awards could be granted to an actor or director for multiple works within a year.
Emil Jannings, for example, was given the Best Actor award for his work in both "The Way of All Flesh" and "The Last Command".
For a complete list of nominees and winners, see: "
1st Academy Awards nominees and winners"
Artistic Quality of Production
Nominations: "Chang", "
Richard Barthelmessin "The Noose" and " The Patent Leather Kid"
Louise Dresserin " A Ship Comes In" and Gloria Swansonin " Sadie Thompson"
Best Director of a Drama
Frank Borzagefor "Seventh Heaven"
Herbert Brenonfor " Sorrell and Son", King Vidorfor " The Crowd"
Best Director of a Comedy
Lewis Milestonefor " Two Arabian Knights"
Best Writing (original)
Ben Hechtfor "Underworld"
Lajos Birófor "The Last Command"
Best Writing (adaptation)
Benjamin Glazerfor "Seventh Heaven"
Alfred Cohnfor "The Jazz Singer", Anthony Coldewayfor " Glorious Betsy"
Charles Rosherand Karl Strussfor "Sunrise"
Nominations: George Barnes for "
The Devil Dancer", " The Magic Flame", and " Sadie Thompson"
Best Engineering Effects
Roy Pomeroyfor "Wings"
Ralph Hammerasfor "(various)" and Nugent Slaughterfor "(various)"
William Cameron Menziesfor " The Dove" and "Tempest"
Rochus Gliesefor "Sunrise", Harry Oliverfor "Seventh Heaven"
Charles Chaplinwon an honorary award for "The Circus". Warner Brotherswon an honorary award for "The Jazz Singer".
* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,927950,00.html Note about the first Academy Awards] in the "People" section of
TIME Magazine, May 27, 1929
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