And the Nominees Are…(1928)

This Week on The Best Picture Blog: 1928 Oscars #2 This year, The Academy upped the drama by adding a few more nominees to the mix. Monday, April 15: Alibi Best Actor Nominee, Chester Morris (as No. 1065, Chick Williams) Best Art Direction Nominee, William Cameron Menzies       Tuesday, April 16: Hollywood Revue … Continue reading And the Nominees Are…(1928)

The Racket Alternate Title: Read My Lips 1927 Nominee Captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) is just an honest cop trying to right by his district. Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim) is a Prohibition-era gangster who keeps getting away with murder. McQuigg is sick of the untouchable Scarsi's antics. While the captain does his best in pursuit of justice, … Continue reading The Racket

And the Nominees Are…(1927)

This Week on The Best Picture Blog: 1927 Oscars # 1 During this first year of The Academy Awards, only three films were nominated for the top prize: Monday, April 8: 7th Heaven Best Actress Winner, Janet Gaynor (as Diane) Best Director (Dramatic Picture) Winner, Frank Borzage Best Writing (Adaptation) Winner, Benjamin Glazer Best Art … Continue reading And the Nominees Are…(1927)