Fixing the Oscars – 1928

Best Film – Non-English

WINNER: The Passion of Joan of Arc

– Arsenal
– Storm Over Asia

Best Film – English

WINNER: The Crowd

– Steamboat Bill Jr.
– The Wind
– The Circus
– Show People
– The Docks of New York
– The Wedding March

Best Actor

WINNER: James Murray (The Crowd)

– Emil Jannings (The Last Command)
– William Haines (Show People)
– Buster Keaton (Steamboat Bill Jr.)
– Charles Chaplin (The Circus)

Best Actress

WINNER: Maria (Renee) Falconetti (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

– Lillian Gish (The Wind)
– Eleanor Boardman (The Crowd)
– Marion Davies (Show People)
– Betty Compson (The Docks of New York)

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER: William Powell (The Last Command)

– Antonin Artaud (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
– Ernest Torrence (Steamboat Bill Jr.)
– Lars Hanson (The Wind)
– Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Spies)
– Maurice Schultz (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER: Evelyn Brent (The Last Command)

– Zasu Pitts (The Wedding March)
– Olga Baclanova (The Docks of New York)
– Anita Page (Our Dancing Daughters)
– Loretta Young (Laugh Clown Laugh)
– Dorothy Cumming (The Wind)

Best Director

WINNER: King Vidor (The Crowd)

– Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
– Josef von Sternberg (The Docks of New York)
– Victor Sjostrom (The Wind)
– Charles Reasner (Steamboat Bill Jr.)
– King Vidor (Show People)

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Rudolph Mate (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

– Henry Sharp (The Crowd)
– Harold Rosson (The Docks of New York)
– John Arnold (The Wind)
– Daniil Demutsky (Arsenal)

Best Original Screenplay

WINNER: King Vidor, John V.A. Weaver, Joseph Farnham (The Crowd)

– Agnes Christine Johnston, Laurence Stallings, Wanda Tuchock, Ralph Spence (Show People)
– Lajos Biró, John F. Goodrich, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Josef von Sternberg (The Last Command)
– Harry Carr, Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March)
– Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Farnham, Lew Lipton, Byron Morgan, Richard Schayer (The Cameraman)

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: Joseph Delteil, Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, from transcripts of the trial of Jeanne d’Arc)

– Frances Marion (The Wind, from the novel by Dorothy Scarborough)
– Jules Furthman (The Docks Of New York, from the story “The Dock Walloper” by John Monk Saunders)

Best Editing

WINNER: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Marguerite Beauge (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

– Hugh Wynn (The Crowd)
– Hugh Wynn (The Cameraman)
– Uncredited (Arsenal)
– Uncredited (Storm over Asia)
– Helen Lewis (The Docks of New York)
– Sherman Kell (Steamboat Bill, Jr.)

Best Art-Direction

WINNER: Cedric Gibbons, A. Arnold Gillespie (The Crowd)

– Jean Hugo, Hermann Warm (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
– Richard Day, Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March)
– Hans Dreier (The Docks of New York)
– Cedric Gibbons & Edward Withers (The Wind)
– Hans Dreier (The Last Command)

Best Costumes

WINNER: Valentine Hugo (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

– Max Rée, Richard Day, Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March)

Best Short Film

WINNER: Steamboat Willie

– Two Tars
– Plane Crazy

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