Oscar Rewrite: 1928/29


Best Picture: The Broadway Melody   The Man with a Movie Camera

Best Director: Frank Lloyd (Divine Lady) Sergei Eisenstein (October: Ten Days that Shook the World)

Sergei Eisenstein invented the Soviet montage in Battleship Potemkin (1925). But seeing as the Oscars hadn’t been invented 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.

Best Actor: Warner Baxter (In Old Arizona) Buster Keaton (Steamboat Bill Jr.)

Best Actress: Mary Pickford (Coquette) Maria Falconetti (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

Best Screenplay: The Patriot    The Passion of Joan of Arc

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