The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between August 1, 1927 - August 1, 1928, and took place on May 16, 1929, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 12 categories. The 1st AMPAS-President and Co-Founder Douglas Fairbanks hosted the ceremony for the first time.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
- Emil Jannings – The Last Command & The Way of All Flesh
- Richard Barthelmess – The Noose and The Patent Leather Kid
- Janet Gaynor – 7th Heaven, Street Angel & Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Louise Dresser – A Ship Comes In
- Gloria Swanson – Sadie Thompson
- The Dove & Tempest – William Cameron Menzies
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – Rochus Gliese
- 7th Heaven – Harry Oliver
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – Charles Rosher & Karl Struss
- The Devil Dancer, The Magic Flame & Sadie Thompson – George Barnes