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”.


Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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