Oscars 1930/2: Winners and Nominees of the 3rd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1930/2 on 11/05/1930.

The 3rd Academy Awards were awarded to films completed and screened released between August 1, 1929, and July 31, 1930, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All Quiet on the Western Front was the first film to win both Best Picture and Best Director, a feat that would become common in later years. Lewis Milestone became the first person to win two Oscars, having won Best Director – Comedy at the 1st Academy Awards. The Love Parade received six nominations, the greatest number of any film to that point. However, it did not win in any category. Best Sound Recording was introduced this year, making it the first new category since the inception of the Oscars. It was awarded to Douglas Shearer, brother of Best Actress winner Norma Shearer, making them the first sibling winners in Oscar history. This was also the first Academy Awards ceremony to be filmed. It is unknown where it was filmed at, but what was filmed was Universal Pictures co-founder and president Carl Laemmle winning a special Academy Award for All Quiet on the Western Front which was given to him by Louis B. Mayer, who was vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the time, Norma Shearer winning her Best Actress award, and screenwriter Frances Marion winning the Academy Award for Best Writing Achieveme... ()

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All Quiet on the Western Front(1930)

2h 13min | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 232 votes)

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

Hell's Angels(1930)

2h 11min | Drama, War, Action
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

The Divorcee(1930)

| 1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

King of Jazz(1930)

1h 38min | Animation, Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

Directed by John Murray Anderson, Paul Fejos - With Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, ...


1h 40min | Music, Drama
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

A black laborer turns preacher after accidentally killing a man.

Directed by King Vidor - With Nina Mae McKinney, Victoria Spivey, Harry B. Gray, Sam McDaniel

The Big House(1930)

1h 27min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent Marlowe is sent to prison, where he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions.

Anna Christie(1930)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of spirit has been extinguished. She falls in love with a young sailor rescued at sea by her father, but dreads to reveal to him the truth of her past. Both father and young man are deluded about her background, yet Anna cannot quite bring herself to allow them to remain deluded.


1h 16min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A beautiful opera star kept by a rich older man falls in love with a young clergyman.

The Trespasser(1929)

1h 30min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps her out to ensure the child's welfare, which starts gossip that she is a "kept woman.".


1h 30min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

The Green Goddess(1930)

1h 13min | Adventure
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

An airplane carrying three Brits crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to execute his three half-brothers in neighboring India.


1h 26min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

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The Love Parade(1930)

3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

The Big Pond(1930)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A singing Frenchman meets an American heiress and gets a job at her father's chewing-gum factory.

Their Own Desire(1929)

2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays polo. After 23 years of marriage her father decides to divorce Lally's mother and remarry to soon-to-be-divorced Beth Cheever. This sours Lally on all men. While on vacation with her mother she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. Then Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Cheever, the woman who is to marry her father.

Street of Chance(1930)

1h 15min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 1 vote)

'Natural' Davis (William Powell) is a respected gambler who follows a ruthless code of honour with those who cheat against him. His wife Alma (Kay Francis) wants to divorce him because of his addiction and lifestyle but they agree on a reconciliation and 2nd honeymoon together and 'Natural' promises to give up gambling. However, his plans change when his brother 'Babe' (Regis Toomey) arrives in town.


1h 43min | Music
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Sally is an orphan who was named by the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing. Working as a waitress, she serves Blair (Alexander Gray), and they both fall for each other, but Blair is engaged to socialite Marcia. Sally is hired to impersonate a famous Russian dancer named Noskerova, but at that engagement, she is found to be a phoney. Undaunted, she proceeds with her life and has a show on Broadway, but she still thinks of Blair.

The Devil's Holiday(1930)

1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Beautiful manicurist Hallie Hobart sets her sights on handsome David Stone, the son of wealthy wheat farmer Ezra Stone. Professing to hate men, Hallie is only interested in luring David in for a lucrative business deal. David easily falls in love, but older brother Mark brands Hallie a gold-digger. To get even with the straight-laced Stone family, Hallie accepts David's marriage proposal.

With Byrd at the South Pole(1930)

1h 22min | Documentary
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) is a documentary film about Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his 1st quest to the South Pole beginning at the Little America-Exploration Base. The film's soundtrack consists mostly of music and sound effects, with narration read by Floyd Gibbons. The film won at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.

With Richard E. Byrd, Bernt Balchen, Paul Siple, Norman D. Vaughan

The Song of the Flame(1930)

1h 36min | Music

This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant who is known as "The Flame" who leads a revolution in Russia. This peasant who is in love with a Russian prince saves his life by agreeing to sacrifice her virginity to an evil fellow-conspirator. This was an all Technicolor musical which was had a sequence in Vitascope (a Warner Brother's wide screen process)

The Case of Sergeant Grischa(1930)

1h 31min | Drama

This film earned an Oscar nomination for Sound Recording. It is the only film nominated in this category that is among the lost. No negative or print material is known to have survived. Contemporary reviews were scathing, describing the film as a vastly overlong and boring talk-fest.

Sarah and Son(1930)

1h 26min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife, now a world-famous opera singer, finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him.

Bulldog Drummond(1929)

1h 30min | Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him.


3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.

The Rogue Song(1930)

1h 44min | Music, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

The Vagabond King(1930)

1h 44min | Music, Romance / Love

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.

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