Academy Award ceremony has an enchanting appeal, as it is the most awaited event of the year. The award ceremony was organized for the first time in the year 1929. Later on, with the passing time, it underwent many changes. 'Oscar for Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production' is one of the categories of awards that had a very short existence in the award ceremony. This category was also known as “Best Artistic Quality of Production.” It was only awarded, for the first and last time, during the first Oscar ceremony, and may be regarded an unnecessary variation of Best Picture.

In 1929, 'Oscar for Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production' was given to 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans', also known as Sunrise, an American film directed by German film director F. W. Murnau. The central idea of the movie was adapted by Carl Mayer, from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit - by Hermann Sudermann. In 1989, this film was reckoned "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and chosen for preservation in their National Film Registry. In 2002critics' poll for the British Film Institute, 'Sunrise' was named the 7th-best film in the history of Motion Pictures.