The Academy Awards

The 28th Annual Academy Awards

Season 28, Ep 1, Aired 3/21/56
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  • Episode Description
  • The 28th Annual Academy Awards were held on March 21, 1956 from the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jerry Lewis, and Claudette Colbert. Performances include Harry Belafonte, Jane Powell, Maurice Chevalier, and Eddie Fisher. Among the presenters are James Cagney, Grace Kelly, Jack Lemmon, and Audrey Hepburn. (Click here to see List of Nominees and Winners.)

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harry Belafonte

    Himself - Performer

  • Ernest Borgnine

    Himself - Presenter

  • Marlon Brando

    Himself - Presenter

  • Jane Powell

    Herself - Performer

  • James Cagney

    Himself - Presenter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The Best Foreign Film became an official award category this year. In the past years, foreign films were chosen for honorary awards.

    Trivia (3)

    • The 91 - minute "Marty" is the shortest film to win "Best Picture".

    • This is the first ceremony where an actor was nominated post-humously (James Dean for "East of Eden").

    • This is the first ceremony where an actor was nominated post-humously (James Dean for "Rebel Without a Cause").

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