1928/29 (2Nd) Best Picture

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CategoryBest PictureBest PictureBest PictureBest PictureBest Picture
NomineeFeature ProductionsFoxMetro-Goldwyn-MayerMetro-Goldwyn-MayerParamount Famous Lasky
Additional InfoAlibiIn Old ArizonaThe Broadway MelodyHollywood RevueThe Patriot


martinjared on 2018-03-31:

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