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Ok, so Max Schreck (literally, Max Fright) was not romantic leading man material, but he did quite well for himself as the creepiest vampire of them all, Nosferatu. Those who think of director F.W. Murnau as the creator of film poetry in pictures such as Sunrise and Tabu should realize that Murnau was equally adept at creating sheer horror. No other vampire movie I’ve seen is as eerie as Nosferatu the Vampire. Max Schreck’s ratman-like presence, of course, is an enormous help.

BEST FILM

Monte Cristo
d: Emmett J. Flynn; scr: Bernard McConville

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens / Nosferatu the Vampire
d: F.W. Murnau; scr: Henrik Galeen

The Prisoner of Zenda
d: Rex Ingram; scr: Mary O’Hara

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Back Pay
d: Frank Borzage; scr: Frances Marion

Moran of the Lady Letty
d: George Melford; scr: Monte M. Katterjohn

Best Actor

John Gilbert
Monte Cristo

Max Schreck
Nosferatu the Vampire

Best Actress

Seena Owen
Back Pay

Alice Terry
The Prisoner of Zenda

Ramon Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda
Ramon Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Edeson
The Prisoner of Zenda

Alexander Granach
Nosferatu the Vampire

Ramon Novarro
The Prisoner of Zenda

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Chester Lyons
Back Pay

William Marshall
Moran of the Lady Letty

A. G. Penrod
Down to the Sea in Ships

John F. Seitz
The Prisoner of Zenda

Fritz Arno Wagner
Nosferatu the Vampire

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