The Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Picture was one of the Academy Awards presented at the 1st Academy Awards but was discontinued afterwards.

Winners and nominees

The two categories "Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Picture" and Academy Award for Outstanding Picture at the time were regarded equally as the top award of the night intended to honor different and important aspects of superior filmmaking. The next year, the Academy dropped the Unique and Artistic Picture award, and decided retroactively that the award won by Wings was the highest honor that could be awarded.

Winners are listed first and highlighted in yellow


Year Film Nominees
1st Academy Awards Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Fox
The Crowd Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Chang Paramount Famous Lasky