1955

Best Picture: Marty    Pather Panchali

This directorial debut by Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray not only launched the renowned Apu Trilogy (1955-1959), it changed the world by putting Indian cinema on the map. It’s safe to say there would be no Slumdog Millionaire (2008) or Life of Pi (2012) without this one.

Best Director: Delbert Mann (Marty)   Charles Laughton (The Night of the Hunter)

Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine (Marty)   James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause / East of Eden)


Best Actress: Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)   Jean Simmons (Guys and Dolls)

Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts) Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause)

Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet (East of Eden) Lilian Gish (The Night of the Hunter)

Best Original Screenplay: Marty (Paddy Chayefsky)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Interrupted Melody   Ordet (Carl Theodore Dreyer & Kaj Munk from Kaj Munk’s play)

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