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1955 Oscars Info
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.)
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)
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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