Second Academy Awards (1930)

Second Academy Awards (1930)

The Second awards ceremony took place on April 3, 1930 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and honored the best films of 1928 and 1929. It was broadcast on the radio. 1930 was the only year in which two awards ceremonies were held in the same year to better adjust the timeframe for awards. Winners were not announced in advance, and the categories shrunk from twelve to seven awards.

Outstanding PictureThe Broadway Melody (1929)

Best Director: Frank Lloyd, The Divine Lady (1929)

Best Actor: Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona (1929)

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Mary Pickford, Coquette (1929)


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