Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1927

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE PICTURE

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Metropolis WINNER

– Napoléon
– The Girl with the Hat Box
– Bed and Sofa
– Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
– The Love of Jeanne Ney

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans WINNER

– The General
– The Unknown
– 7th Heaven
– The Kid Brother

BEST ACTOR

Buster Keaton (The General) WINNER

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

BEST ACTRESS

Janet Gaynor (Sunrise) WINNER

– Janet Gaynor (7th Heaven)
– Brigitte Helm (Metropolis)
– Mary Pickford (My Best Girl)
– Clara Bow (It)
– Anna Sten (The Girl with the Hat Box)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Metropolis) WINNER

– Jean Hersholt (The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg)
– Conrad Veidt (The Beloved Rogue)
– John George (The Unknown)
– Gary Cooper (Wings)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Clara Bow (Wings) WINNER

– Vera Baranovskaya (The End of St. Petersburg)
– Gina Manès (Napoléon)
– Margaret Livingston (Sunrise)
– Brigitte Helm (The Love of Jeanne Ney)
– Marion Mack (The General)

BEST DIRECTOR

F. W. Murnau (Sunrise) WINNER

– Fritz Lang (Metropolis)
– Abel Gance (Napoléon)
– Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton (The General)
– Frank Borzage (7th Heaven)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg & Charles Smith (The General, from the memoir Daring and Suffering: A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid by William Pittenger) WINNER

– Carl Mayer (Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, from the story “Die Reise nach Tilsit” by Hermann Sudermann)
– Thea von Harbou (Metropolis, from the novel by von Harbou)
– Benjamin Glazer (7th Heaven, from the play by Austin Strong)
– Hans Kraly (The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, from the novel and play Alt-Heidelberg by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Abel Gance (Napoléon) WINNER

– Abram Room & Viktor Shklovsky (Bed and Sofa)
– John Grey, Ted Wilde, Tom Crizer, Lex Neal & Howard Green (The Kid Brother)
– Vadim Shershenevich & Valentin Turkin (The Girl with the Hat Box)
– Tod Browning & Waldemar Young (The Unknown)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Charles Rosher & Karl Struss (Sunrise) WINNER

– Karl Freund, Günther Rittau Rittau & Walter Ruttmann (Metropolis)
– Robert Baberske, Reimar Kuntze & Laszlo Schäffer (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City)
– Léonce-Henri Burel, Jules Kruger, Jean-Paul Munviller & Nikolai Toporkoff (Napoléon)
– Ernest Palmer & Joseph A. Valentine (7th Heaven)

BEST FILM EDITING

Abel Gance (Napoléon) WINNER

– Buster Keaton & Sherman Kell (The General)
– E. Lloyd Sheldon & Lucien Hubbard (Wings)
– Walter Ruttmann (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City)
– Aleksandr Dovzhenko (The End of St. Petersburg)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut & Karl Vollbrecht (Metropolis) WINNER

– Rochus Gliese, Alfred Metscher & Edgar G. Ulmer (Sunrise)
– Charles D. Hall (The Cat and the Canary)
– Alexandre Benois (Napoléon)
– William Cameron Menzies (The Beloved Rogue)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Mme. Augris, Mme. Neminsky, Charmy Sauvageau & Jeanne Lanvin (Napoléon) WINNER

– Aenne Willkomm & Hermann I. Kaufmann (Metropolis)
– Alli Hubert & Eric Locke (The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg)
– Lucia Coulter (The Unknown)
– J.K. Pitcarin (The General)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Metropolis WINNER

– Wings
– Napoleon
– King of Kings
– The Lodger

BEST SHORT FILM

The Mechanical Cow WINNER (tied)
Spiritual Constructions WINNER (tied)

– Battle of the Century
– Felix the Cat Dines and Pines
– Now You’re Talking
– The Town Rat and the Country Rat

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Jazz Singer for its sound WINNER

– Napoléon for its pioneering use of widescreen
– Wings for its aerial stunts

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