1930 Milstead Movie Awards

BEST PICTURE
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Universal; Carl Laemmle, Jr.
ANIMAL CRACKERS
Paramount; Victor Heerman
ANNA CHRISTIE
MGM; Paul Bern, Clarence Brown & Irving Thalberg
THE BIG HOUSE
MGM; Irving Thalberg
THE BLUE ANGEL
Paramount / Universum; Erich Pommer
THE DAWN PATROL
First National; Robert North
HELL'S ANGELS
United Artists / The Caddo Company; Howard Hughes
MONTE CARLO
Paramount; Ernst Lubitsch
MOROCCO
Paramount; Hector Turnbull
ROMANCE
MGM; Clarence Brown

All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
Also Considered:
ANOTHER FINE MESS (Hal Roach); CITY GIRL (William Fox); THE DIVORCEE (Robert Z. Leonard & Irving Thalberg); HOLIDAY (E.B. Derr); L'AGE D'OR (Le Vicomte de Noailles); MIN & BILL (George W. Hill & Harry Rapf); PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Seymour Nebenzal & Edgar G. Ulmer); RAFFLES (Samuel Goldwyn); UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (Rene Clair); ZEMLYA (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Lew Ayres as "Paul Baumer" - ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Richard Barthelmess as "Dick Courtney" - THE DAWN PATROL
Wallace Beery as "Bill" - MIN & BILL
Ronald Colman as "Willie Hale" - THE DEVIL TO PAY
Leslie Howard as "Tom Prior" - OUTWARD BOUND
Walter Huston as "Abraham Lincoln" - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Emil Jannings as "Professor Immanuel Rath" - THE BLUE ANGEL
Fredric March as "Tony Cavendish" - THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
Herbert Marshall as "Sir John Menier" - MURDER
Laurence Tibbett as "Yegor" - THE ROGUE SONG

Walter Huston in Abraham Lincoln
Walter Huston in Abraham Lincoln
Also Considered:
George Arliss (THE GREEN GODDESS); Maurice Chevalier (THE BIG POND); Ronald Colman (RAFFLES); Gary Cooper (MOROCCO); Ralph Lynn (ROOKERY NOOK); Groucho Marx (ANIMAL CRACKERS); Robert Montgomery (THE DIVORCEE); Chester Morris (THE BIG HOUSE); William Powell (STREET OF CHANCE); John Wayne (THE BIG TRAIL)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Nancy Carroll as "Hallie Hobart" - THE DEVIL'S HOLIDAY
Ruth Chatterton as "Brooks Evans / Naomi Kellogg" - THE RIGHT TO LOVE
Ina Claire as "Julie Cavendish" - THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
Marlene Dietrich as "Lola Lola" - THE BLUE ANGEL
Marlene Dietrich as "Amy Jolly" - MOROCCO
Marie Dressler as "Min" - MIN & BILL
Mary Duncan as "Kate" - CITY GIRL
Greta Garbo as "Anna Christie" - ANNA CHRISTIE
Ann Harding as "Linda Seton" - HOLIDAY
Norma Shearer as "Jerry" - THE DIVORCEE

Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel
Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel
Also Considered:
Louise Brooks (BEAUTY PRIZE); Nancy Carroll (LAUGHTER); Ruth Chatterton (SARAH & SON); Kay Francis (RAFFLES); Greta Garbo (ROMANCE); Miriam Hopkins (FAST & LOOSE); Dorothy Lee (THE CUCKOOS); Jeanette MacDonald (MONTE CARLO); Marilyn Miller (SALLY); Barbara Stanwyck (LADIES OF LEISURE)

BEST DIRECTOR
Clarence Brown - ROMANCE
Luis Bunuel - L'AGE D'OR
Aleksandr Dovzhenko - ZEMLYA
D.W. Griffith - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Howard Hawks - THE DAWN PATROL
George Hill - THE BIG HOUSE
Howard Hughes - HELL'S ANGELS
Lewis Milestone - ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Josef Von Sternberg - THE BLUE ANGEL
Josef Von Sternberg - MOROCCO

All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
Also Considered:
Clarence Brown (ANNA CHRISTIE); Rene Clair (UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS); Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast (LAUGHTER); George Fitzmaurice (RAFFLES); Edward H. Griffith (HOLIDAY); Robert Z. Leonard (THE DIVORCEE); Ernst Lubitsch (MONTE CARLO); Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer (PEOPLE ON SUNDAY); Jean Vigo (A PROPOS DE NICE); Roland West (THE BAT WHISPERS)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Wallace Beery as "Butch Schmidt" - THE BIG HOUSE
Charles Bickford as "Matt Burke" - ANNA CHRISTIE
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as "Douglas Scott" - THE DAWN PATROL
Robert Montgomery as "Kent Marlowe" - THE BIG HOUSE
David Torrence as "J.L. Tustine" - CITY GIRL

Wallace Beery in The Big House
Wallace Beery in The Big House
Also Considered:

Frank McHugh (THE DAWN PATROL); Adolphe Menjou (MOROCCO); Frank Morgan (FAST & LOOSE); H.B. Warner (THE GREEN GODDESS); Louis Wolheim (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT)


BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mary Astor as "Julia Seton" - HOLIDAY
Marie Dressler as "Marthy" - ANNA CHRISTIE
Margaret Dumont as "Mrs. Rittenhouse" - ANIMAL CRACKERS
Jean Harlow as "Helen" - HELL'S ANGELS
Leila Hyams as "Anne Marlowe" - THE BIG HOUSE

 

Marie Dressler (right) in Anna Christie
Marie Dressler (right) in Anna Christie
Also Considered:
Maude Eburne (THE BAT WHISPERS); Dorothy Jordan (MIN & BILL); Carole Lombard (FAST & LOOSE); Beryl Mercer (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT); Eve Southern (MOROCCO)

BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott & Del Andrews
ANIMAL CRACKERS
Morrie Ryskind
ANNA CHRISTIE
Frances Marion
ANOTHER FINE MESS
H.M. Walker
CITY GIRL
Berthold Viertel & Marion Orth
THE DIVORCEE
John Meehan & Zelda Sears
MOROCCO
Jules Furthman
L'AGE D'OR
Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
RAFFLES
Sidney Howard
ROOKERY NOOK
Ben Travers

All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
Also Considered:
THE BLUE ANGEL (Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller & Robert Liebmann); THE CRIMINAL CODE (Fred Niblo & Seton I. Miller); THE CUCKOOS (Cyrus Wood & Fatty Arbuckle); FAST & LOOSE (Preston Sturges); HOLIDAY (Horace Jackson); LADIES OF LEISURE (Jo Swerling); MIN & BILL (Frances Marion & Marion Jackson); MURDER (Alfred Hitchcock, Walter Mycroft & Alma Reville); ROMANCE (Bess Meredyth & Edwin Justus Mayer); THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY (Herman J. Mankiewicz & Gertrude Purcell)

BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
THE BIG HOUSE
Frances Marion
THE DAWN PATROL
John Monk Saunders, Howard Hawks, Dan Totheroh & Seton I. Miller
THE DEVIL TO PAY
Benjamin Glazer
HOG WILD
H.M. Walker & Leo McCarey
LAUGHTER
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, Douglas Z. Doty, Donald Ogden Stewart & Herman J. Mankiewicz
STREET OF CHANCE
Howard Estabrook, Lenore J. Coffee & Oliver H.P. Garrett
UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS
Rene Clair)
ZEMLYA
Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Hog Wild
Hog Wild
Also Considered:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Stephen Vincent Benet); BEAUTY PRIZE (Rene Clair & G.W. Pabst); THE DEVIL'S HOLIDAY (Edmund Goulding); FEET FIRST (John Grey, Al Cohn, Clyde Bruckman, Felix Adler & Lex Neal); HELL'S ANGELS (Howard Estabrook & Harry Behn); JUST IMAGINE (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson); KING OF JAZZ (Harry Ruskin, Charles MacArthur & Edward T. Lowe, Jr.); SONG O' MY HEART (Tom Barry & Sonya Levien)

BEST ART DIRECTION
THE BAT WHISPERS
Paul Crawley
JUST IMAGINE
Stephen Goodson & Ralph Hammeras
KING OF JAZZ
Herman Rosse
MOROCCO
Hans Dreier
RAFFLES
William Cameron Menzies & Park French
ROMANCE
Cedric Gibbons
SALLY
Jack Okey
TOM SAWYER
Bernard Herzbrun
THE VAGABOND KING
Hans Dreier
WHOOPEE!
Richard Day

King Of Jazz
King Of Jazz
Also Considered:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (William Cameron Menzies); ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Charles D. Hall & W.R. Schmidt); ANNA CHRISTIE (Cedric Gibbons); THE BLUE ANGEL (Otto Hunte); THE DIVORCEE (Cedric Gibbons); HOLIDAY (Carroll Clark); MADAM SATAN (Cedric Gibbons & Mitchell Liesen); MONTE CARLO (credit unknown); PARAMOUNT ON PARADE (John Wenger); UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (Lazare Meerson)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Arthur Edeson
ANNA CHRISTIE
William H. Daniels
THE BAT WHISPERS
Ray June & Robert H. Planck
THE BLUE ANGEL
Günther Rittau & Hans Schneeberger
HELL'S ANGELS
Tony Gaudio & Harry Perry
KING OF JAZZ
Jerome Ash, Hal Mohr & Ray Rennahan
L'AGE D'OR
Albert Duverger
MOROCCO
Lee Garmes
WITH BYRD AT THE SOUTH POLE
Joseph T. Rucker & Willard Van Der Veer
ZEMLYA
Daniil Damutski

Morocco
Morocco
Also Considered:
THE BIG HOUSE (Harold Wenstrom); THE BIG TRAIL (Lucien Andriot & Arthur Edeson); THE DAWN PATROL (Ernest Haller); JOURNEY’S END (Benjamin H. Kline); JUST IMAGINE (Ernest Palmer); PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Eugen Schüfftan); A PROPOS DE NICE (Boris Kaufman); THE RIGHT TO LOVE (Charles Lang); THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY (George J. Folsey); UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (Georges Perinal & Georges Raulet)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Walter Israel
THE BLUE ANGEL
Tihamer Varady
THE GREEN GODDESS
Earl Luick
KING OF JAZZ
Herman Rosse
LADIES OF LEISURE
Edward Stevenson
MONTE CARLO
Travis Banton
MOROCCO
Travis Banton
PARAMOUNT ON PARADE
Travis Banton
ROMANCE
Adrian
THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
Travis Banton

King Of Jazz
King Of Jazz
Also Considered:
ANNA CHRISTIE (Adrian); THE DIVORCEE (Adrian); HOLIDAY (Gwen Wakeling); JUST IMAGINE (Alice O'Neill & Dolly Tree); MADAM SATAN (Adrian); THE ROGUE SONG (Adrian); STREET OF CHANGE (Travis Banton); UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (Rene Hubert); THE VAGABOND KING (Travis Banton); WHOOPEE! (John Harkrider)
 
BEST FILM EDITING
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Edgar Adams & Milton Carruth
THE BIG HOUSE
Blanche Sewell
THE DAWN PATROL
Ray Curtiss
HELL'S ANGELS
Douglas Biggs & Frank Lawrence
ZEMLYA
Aleksandr Dovzhenko

 

Hell's Angels
Hell's Angels
Also Considered:
THE BLUE ANGEL (Walter Klee & Sam Winston); L'AGE D'OR (Luis Bunuel); MOROCCO (Sam Winston); A PROPOS DE NICE (Jean Vigo & Boris Kaufman); RAFFLES (Stuart Heisler)

BEST MAKEUP
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Robert Stephanoff
THE BLUE ANGEL
Waldemar Jabs & Oscar Schmidt
KING OF JAZZ
Jack Pierce

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Also Considered:
THE BAT WHISPERS (S.E. Jennings); THE ROGUE SONG (George Westmore); THE VAGABOND KING (James Collins)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
ANNA CHRISTIE
William Axt
HELL'S ANGELS
Hugo Riesenfeld
MONTE CARLO
W. Franke Harling
MOROCCO
Karl Hajos
UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS
Raoul Moretti & Vincent Scotto

Under The Roofs Of Paris
Under The Roofs Of Paris
Also Considered:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Sam Perry & Heinz Roemheld); THE BLUE ANGEL (Friedrich Hollander); THE DAWN PATROL (Rex Dunn); HOG WILD (Marvin Hatley); JUST IMAGINE (Hugo Friedhofer)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"All I Want Is Just One Girl" - PARAMOUNT ON PARADE
Richard A. Whiting & Leo Robin
"Always In All Ways" - MONTE CARLO
Richard A. Whiting, W. Franke Harling & Leo Robin
"Beyond The Blue Horizon" - MONTE CARLO
Richard A. Whiting, W. Franke Harling & Leo Robin
"Down In Mexico" - THE CUCKOOS
Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby
"Falling In Love Again" - THE BLUE ANGEL
Friedrich Hollander)
"Under The Roofs Of Paris" - UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS
Raoul Moretti & Rene Nazalles

Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Also Considered:
"All Quiet On The Western Front" - ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Lou Handman & Bernie Grossman); "Anytime's The Time To Fall In Love" - PARAMOUNT ON PARADE (Elsie Janis & Jack King); "Blonde Women" - THE BLUE ANGEL (Friedrich Hollander); "Hello, I Must Be Going" - ANIMAL CRACKERS (Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar); "I Represent" - ANIMAL CRACKERS (Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar); "Song Of The Big Trail" - THE BIG TRAIL (James F. Hanley & Joseph McCarthy)

BEST SOUND
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
C. Roy Hunter
THE BIG HOUSE
Douglas Shearer
THE CASE OF SERGEANT GRISCHA
John E. Tribby
HELL'S ANGELS
Lodge Cunningham
RAFFLES
Oscar Lagerstrom

All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
Also Considered:
BILLY THE KID (Douglas Shearer); THE BLUE ANGEL (Fritz Thiery); MOBY DICK (Charles David Forrest); MOROCCO (Harry D. Mills); THE SONG OF THE FLAME (George R. Groves)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Frank H. Booth & Harry Lonsdale
THE DAWN PATROL
Fred Jackman & Harry Redmond
HELL'S ANGELS
Roy Davidson

Hell's Angels
Hell's Angels
Also Considered:
THE BIG TRAIL (credit unknown); JUST IMAGINE (credit unknown); MOBY DICK (Fred Jackman)

Most Wins:

4 - All Quiet On The Western Front

2 - Abraham Lincoln; Hell's Angels; King Of Jazz

1 - Anna Christie; The Big House; The Blue Angel; Hog Wild; Monte Carlo; Under The Roofs Of Paris

 

 

Most Nominations:

8 - All Quiet On The Western Front; The Big House; The Blue Angel; Hell's Angels; Morocco

7 - Anna Christie; The Dawn Patrol

5 - Monte Carlo