2nd Academy Awards (1928/29): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Thursday, October 31, 1929

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Wednesday, April 30, 1930, 8:00pm
Location: Banquet, Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: William C. DeMille
Length: 1 hours, 50 minutes

Presenters

Picture: William C. DeMille (NOTE: Presented all awards, no specific order is given)
Directing: William C. DeMille
Actor: William C. DeMille
Actress: William C. DeMille
Writing: Writing: William C. DeMille
Cinematography: William C. DeMille
Production Design: William C. DeMille

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Emil Jannings: No
Actress – Janet Gaynor: No
Directing – Frank Borzage & Lewis Milestone: No

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