Oscar-Worthy Movies I Have Seen: 1929-1930

The nominated films – Production (Picture):
“ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT” (winner), “The Big House”, “Disraeli”, “The Divorcee”, “The Love Parade”. Saw none of them.
Interesting that this was the only year multiple nominations for an actor or actress in the same category were allowed. So George Arliss beat himself (“Disraeli” over “The Green Goddess”) and two Ronald Colman performances (“Bulldog Drummond”, “Condemned”), among others.
Likewise, Norma Shearer in “Their Own Desire” was beaten by Shearer in “The Divorcee”, while Greta Garbo was an also-ran twice, in “Anna Christie” (of which I’ve seen pieces of on TV) and in “Romance”.


Oscar-Worthy Movies I Have Seen: 1928-1929

The first listed is the winner- Production (Picture):
“THE BROADWAY MELODY”, “Alibi”, “Hollywood Revue”, “In Old Arizona”, “The Patriot” (silent)
Saw none of these nor any of the nominated performances.

By the 1990s, this WILL change.
Appropriately, here’s “Finding His Voice”, a 1929 Max Fleischer cartoon about how optical soundtracks on films work:


Oscar-Worthy Movies I Have Seen: 1927-1928

I had so much fun with reviwing my experience seeing the Oscar-winning films, I’ve decided to review, year by year, all of the films I’ve seen that have received Oscar consideration for that year.

First up, 1927-1928, when the nominees were:
Production (Picture): “WINGS”, “The Racket”, “Seventh Heaven”
[“The Way of All Flesh” and “The Last Command” are omitted from the latest official Academy list]
Unique and Artistic Picture (also known as Artistic Quality of Production):
“SUNRISE”, “Chang”, “The Crowd”

I saw NONE of them, nor the films nominated for other categories.



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