1956 in Film
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1956 in Film

The following is an overview of 1956 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Around the World in 80 Days - Todd, United Artists
Best Director: George Stevens - Giant
Best Actor: Yul Brynner - The King and I
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn - Lust for Life
Best Supporting Actress: Dorothy Malone - Written on the Wind
Best Foreign Language Film: La strada, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Around the World in 80 Days
Best Actor: Kirk Douglas - Lust for Life
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The King and I
Best Actor: Cantinflas - Around the World in 80 Days
Best Actress: Deborah Kerr - The King and I
Other
Best Director: Elia Kazan - Baby Doll
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture: Earl Holliman - The Rainmaker
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture: Eileen Heckart - The Bad Seed
Best Foreign Film: Before Sundown, West Germany
Best Foreign Film: A Girl in Black, Greece
Best Foreign Film: Richard III, United Kingdom
Best Foreign Film: Roses on the Arm, Japan
Best Foreign Film: War and Peace, Italy
Best Foreign Film: The White Reindeer, Finland

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Silent World (Le monde du silence), directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival): Not awarded

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Invitation to the Dance, directed by Gene Kelly, United States

Top ten money making stars

Notable films released in 1956

U.S.A. unless stated

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Serials

Short film series

Ending this year

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Name Adler to Zanuck Post". Motion Picture Herald. February 11, 1956. p. 18. Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ "Schary Leaves MGM at Year End". Motion Picture Herald. December 1, 1956. p. 9. Retrieved 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d "All-Time Top Gross Films". Variety. January 10, 1962. p. 13. 
  4. ^ a b c Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196. 
  5. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  6. ^ "All-Time Domestic Champs". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34. 

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