3rd Academy Awards (1929/30): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Friday, September 19, 1930

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Wednesday, November 5, 1930, 8:00pm
Location: Banquet, Fiesta Room, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Host: Conrad Nagel
Length: 2 hours, 13 minutes


Directing: John Cromwell
Sound Mixing: Col. Nugent Slaughter
Production Design: William Cameron Menzies
Cinematography: Charles Rosher
Writing: Writing: Jack Cunningham
Picture: Louis B. Mayer
Actor: Lawrence Grant
Actress: Lawrence Grant

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Warner Baxter: No
Actress – Mary Pickford: No
Directing – Frank Lloyd: No

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