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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:53:01 GMT | By Sarah Hecks, Francis Whittaker and Thomas Oakey
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1927/28 Best Picture: Wings

1927/28: Best Picture: Wings (© Rex Features)
  • 1927/28: Best Picture: Wings (© Rex Features)
  • 1928/29 Best Picture: The Broadway Melody (© Rex Features)
  • 1929/30 Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front (© Rex Features)
  • 1930/31 Best Picture: Cimarron (© Rex Features)
  • 1931/32 Best Picture: Grand Hotel (© Rex Features)
  • 1932/33 Best Picture: Calvacade (© Rex Features)
  • 1934 Best Picture: It Happened One Night (© Rex Features)
  • 1935 Best Picture: Mutiny on the Bounty (© Rex Features)
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Wings, the inaugural Academy Awards Best Picture winner, is a silent film about World War I fighter pilots directed by William A. Wellman. It was the only silent movie to win the Best Picture Oscar until The Artist scooped the prize at the 84th Academy Awards.