Awards for 1955

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES

Carmen Jones: Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge became the first African-American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

A Star Is Born: Judy Garland
Judy Garland couldn't attend the ceremony because she was giving birth to her third child and only son, Joey Luft. Even though she did not win the Academy Award, as everyone really expected her to win, she always stated that Joey was the best "Academy Award" she ever received that night.


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

20000 Leagues Under the Sea: (Walt Disney Studios)

NOMINEES

Hell and High Water: (20th Century-Fox)

Them!: (Warner Bros.)

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Three Coins in the Fountain: Jule Styne (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "Three Coins in the Fountain"

NOMINEES

White Christmas: Irving Berlin
For the song "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep"

The High and the Mighty: Dimitri Tiomkin (music), Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "The High and the Mighty"

Susan Slept Here: Jack Lawrence, Richard Myers
For the song "Hold My Hand"

A Star Is Born: Harold Arlen (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics)
For the song "The Man that Got Away"

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Two-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES



Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

Thursday's Children: (World Wide Pictures, Morse Films)

NOMINEES


Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEE

Honorary Award

WINNERS

(Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.)
For their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry.

Kemp Niver
For the development of the Renovare Process which has made possible the restoration of the Library of Congress Paper Film Collection.

Greta Garbo
For her unforgettable screen performances. Greta Garbo was not present at the ceremony. Nancy Kelly accepted the award on her behalf.

Danny Kaye
For his unique talents, his service to the Academy, the motion picture industry, and the American people.

The Little Kidnappers: Jon Whiteley
For his outstanding juvenile performance in The Little Kidnappers.

The Little Kidnappers: Vincent Winter
For his outstanding performance in The Little Kidnappers (miniature statuette).

Gate of Hell
Japan. Best Foreign Language Film first released in the United States during 1954.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER

Loren L. Ryder (Paramount Pictures, Inc.), John R. Bishop (Paramount Pictures, Inc.) (Paramount Pictures, Inc., All the members of the technical and engineering staff at Paramount)
For developing a method of producing and exhibiting motion pictures known as VistaVision.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNER


Not awarded.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

David S. Horsley (Universal-International Studio Special Photographic Dept.)
For a portable remote control device for process projectors.

Karl Freund (Photo Research Corp.), Frank Crandell (Photo Research Corp.)
For the design and development of a direct reading brightness meter.

Wesley C. Miller, J.W. Stafford, K.M. Frierson (M-G-M SSD)
For an electronic sound printing comparison device.

John P. Livadary, Lloyd Russell (Columbia SSD)
For an improved limiting amplifier as applied to sound level comparison devices.

Roland Miller (Magnascope Corp.), Max Goeppinger (Magnascope Corp.)
For the design and development of a cathode ray magnetic sound track viewer.

Carlos Rivas, G.M. Sprague (M-G-M SSD)
For the design of a magnetic sound editing machine.

Fred Wilson (Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department)
For the design of a variable multiple-band equalizer.

P.C. Young (M-G-M Studio Projection Department)
For the practical application of a variable focal length attachment to motion picture projector lenses.

Fred Knoth (Universal-International Studio Technical Department), Orien Ernest (Universal-International Studio Technical Department)
For the development of a hand portable, electric, dry oil-fog machine.

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