27th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 30, 1955

Best Picture

  • On the Waterfront

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Marlon Brando for On the Waterfront

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Grace Kelly for The Country Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Edmond O’Brien for The Barefoot Contessa

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront

Best Director

  • Elia Kazan for On the Waterfront

Best Screenplay

  • George Seaton for The Country Girl

Best Motion Picture Story

  • Philip Yordan for Broken Lance

Best Story and Screenplay

  • Budd Schulberg for On the Waterfront

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Milton R. Krasner for Three Coins in the Fountain

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Boris Kaufman for On the Waterfront

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • Richard Day for On the Waterfront

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • John Meehan & Emile Kuri for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

  • Edith Head for Sabrina

Best Costume Design, Colour

  • Mitsuzô Wada for Gate of Hell

Best Sound, Recording

  • Leslie I. Carey for The Glenn Miller Story

Best Film Editing

  • Gene Milford for On the Waterfront

Best Special Effects

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Best Original Song

  • Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn for “Three Coins in the Fountain” from Three Coins in the Fountain

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Adolph Deutsch & Saul Chaplin for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Dimitri Tiomkin for The High and the Mighty

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Denis Sanders & Terry Sanders for A Time Out of War

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Robert Youngson for The Mechanical Age

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Stephen Bosustow for When Magoo Flew

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Thursday’s Children

Best Documentary, Features

  • Walt Disney for The Vanishing Prairie

Honorary Award

  • (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.)
  • Kemp Niver
  • Greta Garbo
  • Danny Kaye
  • Jon Whiteley for The Little Kidnappers
  • Vincent Winter for The Little Kidnappers
  • Gate of Hell