Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1955 (28th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1955 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1955 Preliminaries

1955 (28th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1955 (28th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1955 to December 31, 1955

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1955 Ceremony

1955 (28th) Academy Award Ceremony Program Wednesday, March 21, 1956
7:30 PM

RKO Pantages Theatre,


NBC Century Theatre,
New York City

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1955 Winners

1955 (28th) Best Picture Poster: “Marty”

1955 (28th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Marty”

Best Picture:
Hecht and Lancaster’s Steven Productions;
United Artists

Harold Hecht, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1955 (28th) Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine   1955 (28th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Ernest Borgnine Best Actor:
Ernest Borgnine
as Marty Piletti
in the film

1955 (28th) Best Actress: Anna Magnani   1955 (28th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Anna Magnani Best Actress:
Anna Magnani
as Serafina Delle Rose
in the film
The Rose Tattoo

1955 (20th) Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon Best Supporting Actor:
Jack Lemmon
as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver
in the film
Mister Roberts

1955 (20th) Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet Best Supporting Actress:
Jo Van Fleet
as Kate Ames
in the film
East of Eden

1955 (22nd) Best Song: “Love Is a Many- Splendored Thing” Best Song:
Love Is a Many- Splendored Thing
from the film
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Music by Sammy Fain;
lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1955 Nominees

1955 (28th) Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees