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The 3rd Academy Awards (1929/30) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel on Wednesday, November 5, 1930,
honoring movies released from August 1, 1929 – July 31, 1930.

The 3rd Academy Awards banquet held at the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel.

The 3rd Academy Awards banquet held at the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel.


  • George Arliss in "Disraeli"
  • George Arliss in "The Green Goddess"
  • Wallace Beery in "The Big House"
  • Maurice Chevalier in "The Big Pond" "The Love Parade"
  • Ronald Colman in "Bulldog Drummond" "Condemned"
  • Lawrence Tibbett in "The Rogue Song"


  • Nancy Carroll in "The Devil's Holiday"
  • Ruth Chatterton in "Sarah and Son"
  • Greta Garbo in "Anna Christie" "Romance"
  • Norma Shearer in "The Divorcee"
  • Norma Shearer in "Their Own Desire"
  • Gloria Swanson in "The Trespasser"

Art Direction

  • "Bulldog Drummond" (William Cameron Menzies)
  • "King of Jazz" Herman Rosse
  • "The Love Parade" (Hans Dreier)
  • "Sally" (Jack Okey)
  • "The Vagabond King" (Hans Dreier)


  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" (Arthur Edeson)
  • "Anna Christie" (William Daniels)
  • "Hell's Angels" (Gaetano Gaudio, Harry Perry)
  • "The Love Parade" (Victor Milner)
  • "With Byrd at the South Pole" Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van Der Veer


  • Clarence Brown "Anna Christie" "Romance"
  • Robert Leonard "The Divorcee"
  • Ernst Lubitsch "The Love Parade"
  • Lewis Milestone "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • King Vidor "Hallelujah"

Outstanding Production

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Universal
  • "The Big House" Cosmopolitan
  • "Disraeli" Warner Bros.
  • "The Divorcee" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • "The Love Parade" Paramount Famous Lasky

Sound Recording

  • "The Big House" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
  • "The Case of Sergeant Grischa" (RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, John Tribby, Sound Director)
  • "The Love Parade" (Paramount Famous Lasky Studio Sound Department, Franklin Hansen, Sound Director)
  • "Raffles" (United Artists Studio Sound Department, Oscar Lagerstrom, Sound Director)
  • "Song of the Flame" (First National Studio Sound Department, George Groves, Sound Director)


  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" (George Abbott), (Maxwell Anderson), (Del Andrews)
  • "The Big House" Frances Marion
  • "Disraeli" (Julian Josephson)
  • "The Divorcee" (John Meehan)
  • "Street of Chance" (Howard Estabrook)

  • Star indicates a win.
  • NOTE: For the third Academy Awards, in the Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Recording and Writing categories, only the titles of the nominated films and their companies were listed. When the winners were revealed, only the names of the individuals involved with the winning achievements were announced. The name(s) of individuals credited with the other nominated achievements, though not official nominees, are indicated in parens.