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Best Films – 1926

John Barrymore Mary Astor Don JuanJohn Barrymore and Mary Astor in Don Juan.
Ramon Novarro biography Beyond Paradise

Best Film
Dancing Mothers, dir.: Herbert Brenon; scr.: Forrest Halsey.
Don Juan, dir.: Alan Crosland; scr.: Bess Meredyth; titles: Walter Anthony & Maude Fulton.
Kid Boots, dir.: Frank Tuttle; scr.: Luther Reed, Tom Gibson; titles: George Marion Jr.
Mare Nostrum, dir.: Rex Ingram; scr.: Willis Goldbeck.
The Scarlet Letter, dir.: Victor Sjöström (a.k.a. Victor Seastrom); scr.: Frances Marion.
The Show, dir.: Tod Browning; scr.: Waldemar Young; titles: Joseph W. Farnham.
Sparrows, dir.: William Beaudine; scr.: C. Gardner Sullivan; titles: George Marion Jr.
Tell It to the Marines, dir.: George Hill; scr.: Richard Schayer; titles: Joseph W. Farnham.
The Volga Boatman, dir.: Cecil B. DeMille; scr.: Lenore J. Coffee.
You Never Know Women, dir.: William A. Wellman; scr.: Benjamin Glazer.

Best Actor
John Barrymore, Don Juan

Eddie Cantor, Kid Boots

John Gilbert, The Show

William Haines, Tell It to the Marines

Werner Krauss, Nana

Best Actress
Renée Adorée, The Show

Lillian Gish, The Scarlet Letter

Alice Joyce, Dancing Mothers

Beatrice Lillie, Exit Smiling

Colleen Moore, Ella Cinders

Colleen Moore, Irene

Mary Pickford, Sparrows

Florence Vidor, You Never Know Women

Best Supporting Actress
Gertrude Astor, The Strong Man & The Show.
Alice Terry, Mare Nostrum.

Best Supporting Actor
Noah Beery & William Powell, Beau Geste.
Owen Moore, The Blackbird.
Gustav von Seyffertitz, Sparrows.

Best Cinematography
William H. Daniels, Flesh and the Devil.
Arthur Edeson, The Bat.
Alfred Gilks, Old Ironsides.
Byron Haskins, Don Juan.
J. Roy Hunt, Beau Geste.
Roy Overbaugh, Nell Gwynne.
Hendrik Sartov, La Bohème & The Scarlet Letter.
John F. Seitz, Mare Nostrum.

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