Had a little time this afternoon, so I worked up an extra ‘Oscars Poster’ to go with my collection. I have a vague idea of publishing a book of these (if I can somehow work out the legal/rights issues involved). Perhaps by 2029 I can get all 100 years of Oscar history done. 1929 was the first year of the Academy Awards, and the nomination field was quite a bit smaller than it would later become. For instance, only two actors were nominated for ‘Best Actor’ this year (but for 2 roles each in 4 separate movies), and again, only three actresses. ‘Wings’ won best picture, and there was a special award given for ‘The Jazz Singer’ for its technical achievements in sync sound.