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The Complete Oscar Quest: 29th Academy Awards (1956)

1956

Best Picture

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • Giant
  • The King and I
  • The Ten Commandments

Best Director

  • Michael Anderson, Around the World in 80 Days
  • Walter Lang, The King and I
  • George Stevens, Giant
  • King Vidor, War and Peace
  • William Wyler, Friendly Persuasion

Best Actor

  • Yul Brynner, The King and I
  • James Dean, Giant
  • Kirk Douglas, Lust for Life
  • Rock Hudson, Giant
  • Laurence Olivier, Richard III

Best Actress

  • Carroll Baker, Baby Doll
  • Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia
  • Katharine Hepburn, The Rainmaker
  • Nancy Kelly, The Bad Seed
  • Deborah Kerr, The King and I

Best Supporting Actor

  • Don Murray, Bus Stop
  • Anthony Perkins, Friendly Persuasion
  • Anthony Quinn, Lust for Life
  • Mickey Rooney, The Bold and the Brave
  • Robert Stack, Written on the Wind

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mildred Dunnock, Baby Doll
  • Eileen Heckart, The Bad Seed
  • Mercedes McCambridge, Giant
  • Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind
  • Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Bold and the Brave
  • Julie
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Red Balloon
  • La Strada

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Baby Doll
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • Giant
  • Lust for Life

Best Story

  • The Brave One
  • The Eddy Duchin Story
  • High Society
  • The Proud and the Beautiful
  • Umberto D.

Best Editing

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • The Brave One
  • Giant
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • The Ten Commandments

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Baby Doll
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Stagecoach to Fury

Best Cinematography, Color

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • The Eddy Duchin Story
  • The King and I
  • The Ten Commandments
  • War and Peace

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Anastasia
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Between Heaven and Hell
  • Giant
  • The Rainmaker

Best Musical Score

  • The Best Things in Life Are Free
  • The Edy Duchin Story
  • High Society
  • The King and I
  • Meet Me in Las Vegas

Best Original Song

  • “Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love),” from Friendly Persuasion
  • “Julie,” from Julie
  • “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be,” from The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • “True Love,” from High Society
  • “Written on the Wind,” from Written on the Wind

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • The Proud and the Profane
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Solid Gold Cadillac
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Teenage Rebel

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Giant
  • The King and I
  • Lust for Life
  • The Ten Commandments

Best Costume Design, Black and White

  • The Power and the Prize
  • The Proud and the Profane
  • The Solid Gold Cadillac
  • Seven Samurai
  • Teenage Rebel

Best Costume Design, Color

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Giant
  • The King and I
  • The Ten Commandments
  • War and Peace

Best Visual Effects

  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Ten Commandments

Best Sound Recording

  • The Brave One
  • The Eddy Duchin Story
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • The King and I
  • The Ten Commandments

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Burmese Harp
  • The Captain from Kopenick
  • Gervaise
  • Qivitoq
  • La Strada

Best Documentary

  • The Naked Eye
  • The Silent World
  • Where Mountains Float

Best Documentary Short

  • A City Decides
  • The Dark Wave
  • The House Without a Name
  • Man in Space
  • The True Story of the Civil War

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Crashing the Water Barrier
  • I Never Forget a Face
  • Time Stood Still

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • The Bespoke Overcoat
  • Cow Dog
  • The Dark Wave
  • Samoa

Best Animated Short

  • Gerald McBoing-Boing on Planet Moo
  • The Jay Walker
  • Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Anastasia
  2. Around the World in 80 Days
  3. Baby Doll
  4. The Bad Seed
  5. The Best Things in Life Are Free
  6. Between Heaven and Hell
  7. The Bold and the Brave
  8. The Brave One
  9. Bus Stop
  10. The Eddy Duchin Story
  11. Forbidden Planet
  12. Friendly Persuasion
  13. Giant
  14. The Harder They Fall
  15. High Society
  16. Julie
  17. The King and I
  18. The Ladykillers
  19. Lust for Life
  20. The Man Who Knew Too Much
  21. Meet Me in Las Vegas
  22. The Power and the Prize
  23. The Proud and the Beautiful
  24. The Proud and the Profane
  25. The Rainmaker
  26. The Red Balloon
  27. Richard III
  28. Seven Samurai
  29. The Solid Gold Cadillac
  30. Somebody Up There Likes Me
  31. Stagecoach to Fury
  32. La Strada
  33. Teenage Rebel
  34. The Ten Commandments
  35. Umberto D.
  36. War and Peace
  37. Written on the Wind

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