28th Academy Awards
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.
The 1955 Academy Award Winners
Actor: Ernest Borgnine (Marty)
Actress: Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)
Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts)
Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet (East of Eden)
Director: Delbert Mann (Marty)
Adapted Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky (Marty)
Original Screenplay: Daniel Fuchs (Love Me or Leave Me / William Ludwig and Sonya Levien (Interrupted Melody)
Song: "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing)
Score: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing / Oklahoma!
Cinematography: The Rose Tattoo (Black and White) / To Catch a Thief (Color)
Costume Design: I'll Cry Tomorrow (Black and White) / Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (Color)
Art / Set Decoration: The Rose Tattoo (Black and White) / Picnic (Color)
Film Editing: Picnic
Special Effects: The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Short Films: Speedy Gonzales (Cartoon) / Survival City (One-Reel) / The Face of Lincoln (Two-Reel)
Documentaries: Men Against the Arctic (Short) / Helen Keller in Her Story (Feature)
The twenty-eighth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 21, 1956. The venue was again divided between the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (hosted by Jerry Lewis) and the NBC Century Theatre in New York (hosted by Claudette Colbert and Joseph L. Mankiewicz).