|3rd Academy Awards|
|Date||November 5, 1930|
|Site|| The Ambassador Hotel |
Los Angeles, California
|Hosted by||Conrad Nagel|
|Best Picture||All Quiet on the Western Front|
|Most awards||All Quiet on the Western Front and The Big House (2)|
|Most nominations||The Love Parade (6)|
The 3rd Academy Awards were awarded to films completed and screened released between August 1, 1929, and July 31, 1930, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
All Quiet on the Western Front was the first film to win both Best Picture and Best Director, a feat that would become common in later years. Lewis Milestone became the first person to win two Oscars, having won Best Director – Comedy at the 1st Academy Awards.
The Love Parade received six nominations, the greatest number of any film to that point. However, it did not win in any category.
Best Sound Recording was introduced this year, making it the first new category since the inception of the Oscars. It was awarded to Douglas Shearer, brother of Best Actress winner Norma Shearer, making them the first sibling winners in Oscar history.
This was also the first Academy Awards ceremony to be filmed.It is unknown where it was filmed at, but what was filmed was Universal Pictures co-founder and president Carl Laemmle winning a special Academy Award for All Quiet on the Western Front which was given to him by Louis B. Mayer, who was vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the time, Norma Shearer winning her Best Actress award, and screenwriter Frances Marion winning the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement for The Big House .
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
The following eight films received multiple nominations:
The following two films received multiple awards:
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