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1955 Oscars 27th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 30, 1955
Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California and NBC Century Theatre, New York City, New York
Hosts: Bob Hope (Hollywood) and Thelma Ritter (New York City)
Eligibility Year: 1954
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"This is one night I wish I smoked and drank."
- Grace Kelly, Best Actress, The Country Girl
1955 Oscar Winners
*Best Motion Picture The Caine Mutiny, Stanley Kramer, producer (Columbia)
The Country Girl, William Perlberg, producer (Paramount)
* On the Waterfront, Sam Spiegel, producer (Columbia)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jack Cummings, producer (MGM)
Three Coins in the Fountain, Sol C. Siegel, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
*Best Actor Humphrey Bogart, The Caine Mutiny
*Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront
Bing Crosby, The Country Girl
James Mason, A Star Is Born
Dan O'Herlihy, Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
*Best Actress Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones
Judy Garland, A Star Is Born
Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina
*Grace Kelly, The Country Girl
Jane Wyman, Magnificent Obsession
*Actor in a Supporting Role Lee J. Cobb, On the Waterfront
Karl Malden, On the Waterfront
*Edmond O'Brien, The Barefoot Contessa
Rod Steiger, On the Waterfront
Tom Tully, The Caine Mutiny
*Actress in a Supporting Role Nina Foch, Executive Suite
Katy Jurado, Broken Lance
*Eva Maria Saint, On the Waterfront
Jan Sterling, The High and the Mighty
Claire Trevor, The High and the Mighty
*Directing Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window
*Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront
George Seaton, The Country Girl
William Wellman, The High and the Mighty
Billy Wilder, Sabrina
*Writing Motion Picture Story François Boyer, Forbidden Games
Jed Harris and Tom Reed, Night People
Ettore Margadonna, Bread, Love and Dreams
Lamar Trotti, There's No Business Like Show Business
*Philip Yordan, Broken Lance
*Writing Screenplay Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Dorothy Kingsley, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
John Michael Hayes, Rear Window
Stanley Roberts, The Caine Mutiny
*George Seaton, The Country Girl
Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor and Ernest Lehman, Sabrina
*Writing Story and Screenplay Valentine Davies and Oscar Brodney, The Glenn Miller Story
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, The Barefoot Contessa
Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, Knock on Wood
William Rose, Genevieve
*Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront
*Cinematography Black-and-White George Folsey, Executive Suite
*Boris Kaufman, On the Waterfront
Charles Lang, Jr., Sabrina
John Seitz, Rogue Cop
John F. Warren, The Country Girl
*Cinematography Color Robert Burks, Rear Window
George Folsey, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
*Milton Krasner, Three Coins in the Fountain
Leon Shamroy, The Egyptian
William V. Skall, The Silver Chalice
*Art Direction Black-and-White *Richard Day, art direction and set decoration, On the Waterfront
Cedric Gibbons and Edward Carfagno, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Emile Kuri, set decoration, Executive Suite
Max Ophuls, art direction and set decoration, Le Plaisir
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and Grace Gregory, set decoration, The Country Girl
Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Sabrina
*Art Direction Color Malcolm Bert, Gene Allen and Irene Sharaff, art direction; George James Hopkins, set decoration, A Star Is Born
Cedric Gibbons and Preston Ames, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Keogh Gleason, set decoration, Brigadoon
*John Meehan, art direction; Emile Kuri, set decoration, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Red Garters
Lyle Wheeler and Leland Fuller, art direction; Walter M. Scott and Paul S. Fox, set decoration, Desirée
*Sound Recording Columbia Studio Sound Dept., The Caine Mutiny
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Brigadoon
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Rear Window
RKO Radio Studio Sound Dept., Susan Slept Here
*Universal-International Studio Sound Dept., The Glenn Miller Story
*Music Song “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” White Christmas, Irving Berlin, music and lyrics
“The High and the Mighty,” The High and the Mighty, Dimitri Tiomkin, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
“Hold My Hand,” Susan Slept Here, Jack Lawrence and Richard Myers, music and lyrics
“The Man That Got Away,” A Star Is Born, Harold Arlen, music; Ira Gershwin, lyrics
*“Three Coins in the Fountain,” Three Coins in the Fountain, Jule Styne, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
*Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Larry Adler, Genevieve
Leonard Bernstein, On the Waterfront
Max Steiner, The Caine Mutiny
*Dimitri Tiomkin, The High and the Mighty
Franz Waxman, The Silver Chalice
*Music Scoring of a Musical Picture *Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Joseph Gershenson and Henry Mancini, The Glenn Miller Story
Herschel Burke Gilbert, Carmen Jones
Ray Heindorf, A Star Is Born
Alfred Newman and Lionel Newman, There's No Business Like Show Business
*Film Editing Ralph Dawson, The High and the Mighty
William A. Lyon and Henry Batista, The Caine Mutiny
*Gene Milford, On the Waterfront
Elmo Williams, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Ralph E. Winters, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
*Costume Design Black-and-White Georges Annenkov and Rosine Delamare, The Earrings of Madame De . . .
Christian Dior, Indiscretion of an American Wife
*Edith Head, Sabrina
Jean Louis, It Should Happen to You
Helen Rose, Executive Suite
*Costume Design Color Charles LeMaire and Rene Hubert, Desirée
Charles LeMaire, Travilla and Miles White, There's No Business Like Show Business
Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg and Irene Sharaff, A Star Is Born
Irene Sharaff, Brigadoon
*Sanzo Wada, Gate of Hell
*Special Effects Hell and High Water (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Them! (Warner Bros.)
* 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
*Short Subjects Cartoon Crazy Mixed Up Pup (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal-International)
Pigs Is Pigs (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
Sandy Claws (Looney Tunes Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
Touché, Pussy Cat (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
* When Magoo Flew (Mr. Magoo Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
*Short Subjects One-Reel The First Piano Quartette (Music Series) (Otto Lang, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Strauss Fantasy (Musical Gems Series) (Johnny Green, producer; MGM)
* This Mechanical Age (Warner Variety Series) (Robert Youngson, producer; Warner Bros.)
*Short Subjects Two-Reel Beauty and the Bull (Technicolor Specials Series) (Cedric Francis, producer; Warner Bros.)
Jet Carrier (Otto Lang, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Siam (People and Places Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
* A Time Out of War (Denis Sanders and Terry Sanders, producers; Carnival Productions)
*Documentary Short Subject Jet Carrier (Otto Lang, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Rembrandt: A Self-Portrait (Morrie Roizman Production; Distributors Corporation of America)
* Thursday's Children (World Wide Pictures and Morse Films; British Information Services)
*Documentary Feature The Stratford Adventure (National Film Board of Canada; Continental Distributing, Inc.)
* The Vanishing Prairie (True-Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
*Honorary Awards To *Bausch and Lomb Optical Company for their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry
To *Kemp R. Niver for the development of the Renovare Process, which has made possible the restoration of the Library of Congress Paper Film Collection
To *Greta Garbo for her unforgettable screen performances
To *Danny Kaye for his unique talents and his service to the Academy, the motion picture industry and the American people
To *Jon Whiteley for his outstanding juvenile performance in The Little Kidnappers
To *Vincent Winter for his outstanding performance in The Little Kidnappers
To *Gate of Hell (Japan) best foreign language film first released in the United States during 1954


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