2nd Annual Academy Awards hosted by William C. DeMille on April 3, 1930
The Broadway Melody The Man with a Movie Camera
Frank Lloyd (Divine Lady) Sergei Eisenstein (October: Ten Days that Shook the World)
Sergei Eisenstein invented the montage in Battleship Potemkin (1925). But seeing as the Oscars weren’t even around then, Eistenstein gets our statue for October: Ten Days that Shook the World, a film that is a chore to get through, but one that carries symbolic image juxtapositions.
Warner Baxter (In Old Arizona) Buster Keaton (Steamboat Bill Jr.)
Mary Pickford (Coquette) Maria Falconetti (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
The Patriot The Passion of Joan of Arc