1927-1928 Best Picture Winners – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Wings – Awards Don’t Matter

Welcome to the first discussion episode of Awards Don’t Matter!

Hosts David and Andrew discuss the first two Best Picture winners, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Wings.

Two? Yep! The first Academy Awards had some quirks with the F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans winning the only instance of the Best Unique and Artistic Picture, while William A. Wellman’s Wings won the first iteration of the Best Picture Oscar, then known as Outstanding Picture.

David and Andrew take a look at both films, while ultimately asking the question… do these films matter any more?

Join them on the 15th of May for the next episode taking a look at the second Best Picture winner, The Broadway Melody.

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Clips in this episode:

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Wings – same gender kiss
Wings – tracking shot

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