28th Academy Awards

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28th Academy Awards
Date March 21, 1956
Site RKO Pantages Theatre,
Hollywood, California,
NBC Century Theatre
New York City, New York
Hosted by Jerry Lewis (Los Angeles),
Claudette Colbert (New York) and
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York)
Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan
Directed by George Seaton
Highlights
Best Picture Marty
Most awards Marty (4)
Most nominations Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty, and The Rose Tattoo (8)
TV in the United States
Network NBC

The 28th Academy Awards were presented at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Marty, a simple and low-budget film usually uncharacteristic of Best Picture awardees, became the shortest film (as well as the second Palme d'Or winner) to win the top honor.

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.

Awards

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[2] Best Story and Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, 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 Film

Presenters and performers

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 28th Academy Awards (1956) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
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