Fixing the Oscars – 1927

Best Picture: English Language

WINNER: Sunrise (original winner)

– The General
– The Kid Brother
– Wings (original winner)
– The Unknown
– Chang

Best Picture: Non-English Language

THE WINNER: Metropolis

– October
– Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
– Napoleon
– The Chess Player

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Buster Keaton (The General)

– Harold Lloyd (The Kid Brother)
– Lon Chaney (The Unknown)
– George O’Brien (Sunrise)
– Albert Dieudonne (Napoleon)

Best Actress

WINNER: Janet Gaynor (Sunrise) (original winner)

– Brigitte Helm (Metropolis)
– Clara Bow (It)
– Mary Pickford (My Best Girl)
– Janet Gaynor (Seventh Heaven) (original winner)

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER: Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Metropolis)

– Jean Hersholt (The Student Prince of Old Heidelburg)
– Conrad Veidt (The Beloved Rogue)
– Gary Cooper (Wings)

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER: Clara Bow (Wings)

– Margaret Livingston (Sunrise)
– Marion Mack (The General)
– Brigitte Helm (The Love of Jeanne Ney)
– Flora Finch (The Cat and the Canary)
– Gina Manes (Napoleon)
– Vera Baranovskaya (The End of St. Petersburg)

Best Director

WINNER: F.W. Murnau (Sunrise)

– Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton (The General)
– Fritz Lang (Metropolis)
– Sergei M. Eisenstein (October)
– Abel Gance (Napoleon)

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Al Boasberg, Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, Charles Henry Smith (The General)

– Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou (Metropolis)
– Carl Mayer (Sunrise)
– Thomas J. Crizer, Howard J. Green, John Grey, Lex Neal, Ted Wilde (The Kid Brother)
– Abel Gance (Napoleon)

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Charles Rosher, Karl Struss (Sunrise) (original winner)

– Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau (Metropolis)
– Vladimir Nilsen, Vladimir Popov, Eduard Tisse (October)
– Karl Freund, Reimar Kuntze, Robert Baberske, Laszlo Schaffer (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City)
– Leonce-Henri Burel, Jules Kruger, Joseph-Louis Mundwiller, Torpkoff (Napoleon)
– Ernest B. Schoedsack (Chang)

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