28th Academy Awards

28th Academy Awards
Date March 21, 1956
Site RKO Pantages Theatre
Hollywood, California
NBC Century Theatre
New York City, New York
Hosted by Jerry Lewis (Los Angeles)
Claudette Colbert (New York)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York)
Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan
Directed by George Seaton
Best Picture Marty
Most awards Marty (4)
Most nominations Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty and The Rose Tattoo (8)
TV in the United States
Network NBC

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.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Writing (Screenplay)[2] Writing (Story and Screenplay)
Writing (Motion Picture Story) Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black and White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Best Foreign Language Film

Presenters and performers



Multiple nominations and awards

These films had multiple nominations:

  • 8 nominations: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty, The Rose Tattoo
  • 6 nominations: Love Me or Leave Me, Picnic
  • 4 nominations: Blackboard Jungle, East of Eden, I'll Cry Tomorrow, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!
  • 3 nominations: Bad Day at Black Rock, Daddy Long Legs, Interrupted Melody, The Man with the Golden Arm, Mister Roberts, Rebel Without a Cause, To Catch a Thief
  • 2 nominations: The Battle of Gettysburg, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Face of Lincoln, It's Always Fair Weather, Queen Bee, Summertime

The following films received multiple awards.

  • 4 wins: Marty
  • 3 wins: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Rose Tattoo
  • 2 wins: Oklahoma!, Picnic

See also


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