Oscar 1956: Foreign Language Film

1956: Best Foreign Language Film Oscar: Year 1

In the first year of the new competitive category of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the winner was the Italian film, La Strada, directed by Federico Fellini.

The film also won the top award from the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

The five nominees were:

La Strada, Italy (winner)

The Captain of Kopenick, Germany (Federal Republic)

Gervaise, France

Harp of Burma, Japan

Quivitoq, Denmark