28th Academy Awards

The 28th Academy Awards were held on March 21, 1956 to honor the films of 1955, at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

28th Academy Awards
DateMarch 21, 1956
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre,
Hollywood, California,
NBC Century Theatre
New York City, New York
Hosted byJerry Lewis (Los Angeles),
Claudette Colbert (New York) and
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York)
Produced byRobert Emmett Dolan
Directed byGeorge Seaton
Best PictureMarty
Most awardsMarty (4)
Most nominationsLove Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty, and The Rose Tattoo (8)
TV in the United States

At just 90 minutes, Marty became the shortest film to win Best Picture, as well as the second to have also won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (after The Lost Weekend in 1945).

This was the final year in which the Best Foreign Language Film was a Special/Honorary award. Beginning with the 29th Academy Awards, it became a competitive category.


Ernest Borgnine; Best Actor winner
Anna Magnani; Best Actress winner
Jack Lemmon; Best Supporting Actor winner
Paddy Chayefsky; Best Screenplay winner
Walt Disney; Best Documentary Short Subject winner
James Wong Howe; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White winner
Charles LeMaire; Best Costume Design, Color winner

Nominees were announced on February 18, 1956. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Story and Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel
Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

Presenters and performersEdit



Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

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  1. ^ "The 28th Academy Awards (1956) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011.