All films nominated for an Academy Award in any category

by Erinaceus | created - 17 Mar 2015 | updated - 19 Mar 2018 | Public

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1. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 10,711 | Gross: $6.59M

Winner - Outstanding Picture Winner - Best Engineering Effects

2. The Racket (1928)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 1,042

Nominated - Outstanding Picture

3. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

Votes: 2,976 | Gross: $3.92M

Nominated - Outstanding Picture Winner - Best Director, Dramatic Picture for Frank Borzage Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role for Janet Gaynor Winner - Best Writing, Adapted Story for Benjamin Glazer Nominated - Best Art Direction for Harry Oliver

4. Sunrise (1927)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 45,131 | Gross: $0.54M

Winner - Unique and Artistic Production Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role for Janet Gaynor Winner - Best Cinematography for Charles Rosher and Karl Struss Nominated - Best Art Direction for Rochus Gliese

5. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 839 | Gross: $0.61M

Nominated - Unique and Artistic Production

6. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 7,105

Nominated - Unique and Artistic Production Nominated - Best Director, Dramatic Picture for King Vidor

7. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

TV-G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith

Votes: 850 | Gross: $0.51M

Winner - Best Director, Comedy Picture for Lewis Milestone

8. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 3,058

Nominated - Best Director, Comedy Picture for Ted Wilde

9. Sorrell and Son (1927)

100 min | Drama

Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: H.B. Warner, Anna Q. Nilsson, Mickey McBan, Carmel Myers

Votes: 43

Nominated - Best Director, Dramatic Picture for Herbert Brenon

10. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,152

Winner - Best Actor in a Leading Role for Emil Jannings Nominated - Best Writing, Original Story for Lajos Bíró

11. The Way of All Flesh (1927)

94 min | Drama

After a robbery, a happy bank clerk loses own identity and has been presumed dead.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Emil Jannings, Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver, Donald Keith

Votes: 124 | Gross: $0.86M

Winner - Best Actor in a Leading Role for Emil Jannings

12. The Noose (1928)

65 min | Drama

A crook blackmails a governor because of knowing his wife's dark past.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Montagu Love, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Jay Eaton

Votes: 43

Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role for Richard Barthelmess

13. The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

150 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A boxer has difficulty balancing his sport with a budding romance; both are further jeopardized when the United States enters the first World War.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Molly O'Day, Lawford Davidson, Matthew Betz

Votes: 449

Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role for Richard Barthelmess

14. Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

Votes: 2,039

Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role for Janet Gaynor

15. A Ship Comes In (1928)

70 min | Drama

An immigrant family experiences life in the United States.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Rudolph Schildkraut, Louise Dresser, Milton Holmes, Linda Landi

Votes: 135

Nominated - Best Actress in a Leading Role for Louise Dresser

16. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,449 | Gross: $1.00M

Nominated - Best Actress in a Leading Role for Gloria Swanson Nominated - Best Cinematography for George Barnes

17. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $1.64M

Winner - Best Writing, Original Story for Ben Hecht

18. Glorious Betsy (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, History

The real-life courtship, marriage, and forced breakup of Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his rich wife from the American south, Elizabeth Patterson. Napoleon did not approve of the union and fixes him up with another girl.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Dolores Costello, Conrad Nagel, John Miljan, Marc McDermott

Votes: 32

Nominated - Best Writing, Adapted Story for Anthony Coldeway

19. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,524 | Gross: $7.63M

Nominated - Best Writing, Adapted Story for Alfred A. Cohn

20. The Devil Dancer (1927)

73 min | Drama, Romance