Oscar Movies: Giant (1956)

Warner Production and Release

Oscar Nominations: 10

Picture, produced by George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg
Director: George Stevens
Screenplay (Adapted): Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat
Actor: James Dean
Actor: Rock Hudson
Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): Boris Leven; Ralph S. Hurst
Costume Design (Color): Moss Mabry, Marjorie Best
Scoring of Dramatic/Comedy: Dimitri Tiomkin
Film Editing: William Hornbeck, Philip W. Amderson, and Fred Bohanan

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

In 1956, “Giant” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with Around the World in 80 Days,” which won, the Western family drama “Friendly Persuasion,” the musical “The King and I,” and Cecil B. DeMille's biblical epic, “The Ten Commandments.”

Inexplicably, the big Oscar winner “Around the World in 80 Days” also received the Adapted Screenplay Oscar. “The King and I” won Oscars for Best Actor (Yul Brynner), Art Direction, and Costume Design. The Supporting Actress Oscar went to Dorothy Malone for the Douglas Sirk melodrama, “Written on the Wind.”