Awards for 1956

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES


East of Eden: James Dean
This was the first posthumous acting nomination in Academy Awards history.


Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

The Rose Tattoo: Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani was not present at the awards ceremony. Marisa Pavan accepted on her behalf.

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

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Best Director

WINNER

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Best Writing, Screenplay

WINNER

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Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

WINNER

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Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

WINNER

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Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

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Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

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

WINNER

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Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

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Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

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Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

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Best Sound, Recording

WINNER

Oklahoma!: Fred Hynes (Todd-AO Sound Dept.)

NOMINEES




Not as a Stranger: Watson Jones (RCA Sound Dept.)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

The Bridges at Toko-Ri: (Paramount Studio)

NOMINEES

The Dam Busters: (Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd.)

The Rains of Ranchipur: (20th Century-Fox Studio)

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing: Sammy Fain (music), Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
For the song "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"

NOMINEES

Love Me or Leave Me: Nicholas Brodszky (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "I'll Never Stop Loving You"

Daddy Long Legs: Johnny Mercer
For the song "Something's Gotta Give"

The Tender Trap: Jimmy Van Heusen (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "(Love Is) The Tender Trap"

Unchained: Alex North (music), Hy Zaret (lyrics)
For the song "Unchained Melody"

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

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Best Short Subject, One-reel

WINNER

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Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEE

Honorary Award

WINNER

Miyamoto Musashi
Japan. Best Foreign Language Film first released in the United States during 1955.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER

(National Carbon Co.)
For the development and production of a high efficiency yellow flame carbon for motion picture color photography.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For Eastman Tri-X panchromatic negative film.

Farciot Edouart, Hal Corl (Paramount Studio Transparency Dept.)
For the engineering and development of a double-frame, triple-head background projector.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

(20th Century-Fox Studio, Bausch & Lomb Co.)
For the new combination lenses for CinemaScope photography.

Walter Jolley (20th Century-Fox Studio), Maurice Larson (20th Century-Fox Studio), R.H. Spies (20th Century-Fox Studio)
For a spraying process which creates simulated metallic surfaces.

Steve Krilanovich
For an improved camera dolly incorporating multi-directional steering.

Dave Anderson (20th Century-Fox Studio)
For an improved spotlight capable of maintaining a fixed circle of light at constant intensity over varied distances.

Loren L. Ryder, Charles West, Henry Fracker (Paramount Studio)
For a projection film index to establish proper framing for various aspect ratios.

Farciot Edouart, Hal Corl (Paramount Studio Transparency Dept.)
For an improved dial stereopticon background projector.

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