The 3rd Academy Awards (1929/30): Nominees and Winners

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • Love Parade
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Big House
  • The Divorcee
  • Anna Christie
  • Disraeli
  • Bulldog Drummond
  • Romance
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Big House
  • Disraeli
  • The Divorcee
  • King of Jazz
  • With Byrd at the South Pole
  • NOMINATION/WIN TALLY LEGEND
  • Best Picture winner
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Nominations are listed for all films receiving 3 or more

PICTURE (Outstanding Production)

  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal
  • The Big House - Cosmopolitan
  • Disraeli - Warner Bros.
  • The Divorcee - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • The Love Parade - Paramount Famous Lasky

DIRECTING

  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Lewis Milestone
  • Anna Christie; Romance - Clarence Brown
  • The Divorcee - Robert Leonard
  • Hallelujah - King Vidor
  • The Love Parade - Ernst Lubitsch

ACTOR

  • George Arliss - Disraeli [1]
  • George Arliss - The Green Goddess [1]
  • Wallace Beery - The Big House
  • Maurice Chevalier - The Big Pond; The Love Parade
  • Ronald Colman - Bulldog Drummond; Condemned
  • Lawrence Tibbett - The Rogue Song

ACTRESS

  • Nancy Carroll - The Devil's Holiday
  • Ruth Chatterton - Sarah and Son
  • Greta Garbo - Anna Christie; Romance
  • Norma Shearer - The Divorcee [2]
  • Norma Shearer - Their Own Desire [2]
  • Gloria Swanson - The Trespasser

WRITING [3]

  • All Quiet on the Western Front - George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, Del Andrews
  • The Big House - Frances Marion
  • Disraeli - Julian Josephson
  • The Divorcee - John Meehan
  • Street of Chance - Howard Estabrook

CINEMATOGRAPHY [3]

  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Arthur Edeson
  • Anna Christie - William Daniels
  • Hell's Angels - Gaetano Gaudio, Harry Perry
  • The Love Parade - Victor Milner
  • With Byrd at the South Pole - Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van Der Veer

ART DIRECTION [3]

  • Bulldog Drummond - William Cameron Menzies
  • King of Jazz - Herman Rosse
  • The Love Parade - Hans Dreier
  • Sally - Jack Okey
  • The Vagabond King - Hans Dreier

SOUND RECORDING [3]

  • The Big House - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • The Case of Sergeant Grischa - RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Tribby, Sound Director
  • The Love Parade - Paramount Famous Lasky Studio Sound Department, Franklin Hansen, Sound Director
  • Raffles - United Artists Studio Sound Department, Oscar Lagerstrom, Sound Director)
  • Song of the Flame - First National Studio Sound Department, George Groves, Sound Director

ACADEMY NOTES

  1. As allowed by the award rules for this year, a single nomination could honor work in one or more films. Though the final awards ballot listed both 'Disraeli' and 'The Green Goddess' in his nomination, the award was announced for only the 'Disraeli' performance. It has never been established as to why this was, but it possibly could have been because the original report from the Acting Branch Board of Judges only listed the 'Disraeli' performance in the results of the nominations voting, or it could have been because on some of the final ballots, the voters had indicated the 'Disraeli' performance over the other.
  2. As allowed by the award rules for this year, a single nomination could honor work in one or more films. Though the final awards ballot listed both 'The Divorcee' and 'Their Own Desire' in her nomination, the award was announced for only the 'The Divorcee' performance. It has never been established as to why this was, but it possibly could have been because the original report from the Acting Branch Board of Judges only listed 'The Divorcee' performance in the results of the nominations voting, or it could have been because on some of the final ballots, the voters had indicated the 'The Divorcee' performance over the other.
  3. For the third Academy Awards no certificates of nomination were given out in this category, only the titles of the nominated films and their companies were listed. When the winners were revealed, only the names of the individuals involved with the winning achievements were announced. Nominees associated with nominated titles are not official nominees.