Directed: Alfred Santell
Nominated: Best Actor – Richard Barthelmess
Plot in 25 Words: An extremely unlikable boxer is pressed into service in the American army. Wounded in battle, prayer and the American flag help his wounds to heal.
Directed: Josef von Sternberg
Nominated: Best Actor – Emil Jannings
Won: Best Actor – Emil Jannings
Plot in 25 Words: Small-time Russian actor relives his past as a big-time Russian general, brought low by revolutionaries, love, and loss in deepest, darkest, Russia.
Directed: Lewis Milestone
Nominated: Best Director – Lewis Milestone
Won: Best Director – Lewis Milestone
Plot in 25 Words: The original odd couple break out of a German POW camp and go from one disaster to another ending with a stolen love in Arabia.