1st Academy Award Ceremony

Date: May 16, 1929

Best Picture, Production

  • Wings

Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production

  • Sunrise

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Janet Gaynor for 7th Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise

Best Director, Comedy Picture

  • Lewis Milestone for Two Arabian Knights

Best Director, Dramatic Picture

Best Writing, Original Story

  • Ben Hecht for Underworld

Best Writing, Adaptation

Best Title Writing

  • Joseph Farnham

Best Cinematography

  • Charles Rosher & Karl Struss for Sunrise

Best Art Direction

  • William Cameron Menzies for The Dove and Tempest

Best Engineering Effects

  • Roy Pomeroy for Wings