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The Complete Oscar Quest: 28th Academy Awards (1955)

1955

Best Picture

  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Marty
  • Mister Roberts
  • Picnic
  • The Rose Tattoo

Best Director

  • Elia Kazan, East of Eden
  • David Lean, Summertime
  • Joshua Logan, Picnic
  • Delbert Mann, Marty
  • John Sturges, Bad Day at Black Rock

Best Actor

  • Ernest Borgnine, Marty
  • James Cagney, Love Me or Leave Me
  • James Dean, East of Eden
  • Frank Sinatra, The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock

Best Actress

  • Susan Hayward, I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  • Katharine Hepburn, Summertime
  • Jennifer Jones, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo
  • Eleanor Parker, Interrupted Melody

Best Supporting Actor

  • Arthur Kennedy, Trial
  • Jack Lemmon, Mister Roberts
  • Joe Mantell, Marty
  • Sal Mineo, Rebel Without a Cause
  • Arthur O’Connell, Picnic

Best Supporting Actress

  • Betsy Blair, Marty
  • Peggy Lee, Pete Kelly’s Blues
  • Marisa Pavan, The Rose Tattoo
  • Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden
  • Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Interrupted Melody
  • It’s Always Fair Weather
  • M. Hulot’s Holiday
  • The Seven Little Foys

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • East of Eden
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • Marty

Best Story

  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • The Private War of Major Benson
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Sheep Has Five Legs
  • Strategic Air Command
  • Best Editing
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • Oklahoma!
  • Picnic
  • The Rose Tattoo

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Blackboard Jungle
  • I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  • Marty
  • Queen Bee
  • The Rose Tattoo

Best Cinematography, Color

  • Guys and Dolls
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • A Man Called Peter
  • Oklahoma!
  • To Catch a Thief

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Battle Cry
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Picnic
  • The Rose Tattoo

Best Musical Score

  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Guys and Dolls
  • It’s Always Fair Weather
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • Oklahoma!

Best Original Song

  • “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” Love Me or Leave Me
  • “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” from Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • “Something’s Gotta Give,” from Daddy Long Legs
  • “The Tender Trap,” from The Tender Trap
  • “Unchained Melody,” from Unchained

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • Blackboard Jungle
  • I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Marty
  • The Rose Tattoo

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Picnic
  • To Catch a Thief

Best Costume Design, Black and White

  • I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • Queen Bee
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • Ugetsu

Best Costume Design, Color

  • Guys and Dolls
  • Interrupted Melody
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • To Catch a Thief
  • The Virgin Queen

Best Visual Effects

  • The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • The Dam Busters
  • The Rains of Ranchipur

Best Sound Recording

  • Love Is a Many Splendored-Thing
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • Mister Roberts
  • Not as a Stranger
  • Oklahoma!

Best Documentary

  • Heartbreak Ridge
  • Helen Keller in Her Story

Best Documentary Short

  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Face of Lincoln
  • Men Against the Arctic

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • 3rd Ave. El
  • Gadgets Galore
  • Survival City
  • Three Kisses

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • 24-Hour Alert
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Face of Lincoln
  • On the Twelfth Day
  • Switzerland

Best Animated Short

  • Good Will to Men
  • The Legend of Rockabye Point
  • No Hunting
  • Speedy Gonzales

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Bad Day at Black Rock
  2. Battle Cry
  3. Blackboard Jungle
  4. The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  5. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  6. Daddy Long Legs
  7. The Dam Busters
  8. East of Eden
  9. Guys and Dolls
  10. I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  11. It’s Always Fair Weather
  12. Interrupted Melody
  13. Love Me or Leave Me
  14. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  15. The Man with the Golden Arm
  16. Marty
  17. M. Hulot’s Holiday
  18. A Man Called Peter
  19. Mister Roberts
  20. Not as a Stranger
  21. Oklahoma!
  22. Pete Kelly’s Blues
  23. The Pickwick Papers
  24. Picnic
  25. The Private War of Major Benson
  26. Queen Bee
  27. The Rains of Ranchipur
  28. Rebel Without a Cause
  29. The Rose Tattoo
  30. The Seven Little Foys
  31. The Sheep Has Five Legs
  32. Strategic Air Command
  33. Summertime
  34. The Tender Trap
  35. To Catch A Thief
  36. Trial
  37. Ugetsu
  38. Unchained
  39. The Virgin Queen

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