Cinema 1956: You Must Remember This–Movies, Stars, Events

Oscar Awards

Best Actress

Oscar:  Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia

N.Y. Film Critics Circle:

National Board: Dorothy MCguire, Friendly Persuasion

Golden Globes: Ingrid Bergman (drama); Deborah Kerr (musical-comedy, The King and I)

Cannes Film Fest: Susan Hayward, I’ll Cry Tomorrow

Venice Film Fest: Maria Schell, Gervaise

Berlin Film Fest: Elsa Martinelli, Donatella

British Awards: Virginia McKenna, A Town Named Alice


Supporting Actress:

Oscar: Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind

National Board: Debbie Reynolds, The Catered Aaffair

Golden Globe: Eileen Heckart, The Bad Seed


Best Actor


Oscar:  Yul Brynner, The King and I

N.Y. Film Critics Circle:  Kirk Douglas, Lust for Life

National Board: Yul Brynner, The King and I, Anastasia, The Ten Commandments

Golden Globes: Kirk Douglas (drama);  Cantinflas (musical-comedy, Around the World in 80 Days)

Cannes Film Fest:

Venice Film Fest: Bourvil, La Traverse de Paris

Berlin Film Fest: Burt Lancaster, Trapez

British Awards: Francois Perier (Gervaise, for foreign), Peter Finch


Supporting Actor:

Oscar: Anthony Quinn, Lust for Life

National Board: Richard Basehart, Moby Dick

Golden Globe: Earl Holliman, The Rainmaker; John Kerr, Paul Newman, and Tony Perkins, newcomers