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1927/1928 First Academy Awards - Picture (Production) Wings Picture (Unique and Artistic Production) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Actor Emil Jannings (The Last Command; The Way of All Flesh) Actress Janet Gaynor (Seventh Heaven; Street Angel; Sunrise) Director Frank Borzage (Seventh Heaven) Lewis Milestone (Two Arabian Knights) Adapted Screenplay Benjamin Glazer (Seventh Heaven) Original Story Ben Hecht (Underworld)

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The 11th Academy Awards | Oscar Legacy | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1938 Best Picture You Can't Take It With You

A writer who is assigned to do a magazine series on anti-Semitism decides to pose as a Jew, and soon discovers what it is like to be a victim of religious intolerance.

1953: From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. It deals with the troubles of soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Borgnine, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed portrayed the women in their lives. The film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations, including for Picture, Best Director (Fred…