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Oscars 1955: Winners and Nominees of the 27th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 55 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1955 on 03/30/1955.

The 27th Academy Awards honored the best films released in 1954. The Best Picture winner, On the Waterfront, was produced by Sam Spiegel and directed by Elia Kazan. It had twelve nominations and eight wins, matching two other films, Gone with the Wind (1939) and From Here to Eternity (1953), though those each had thirteen nominations. On the Waterfront was the third film to receive five acting nominations, and the first to receive three in the Best Supporting Actor category. A "rematch" occurred in the category of Best Actor between Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart following Bogart's upset victory three years earlier. In a surprise win (Bing Crosby was the favored nominee), Brando received his first Oscar for his performance in On the Waterfront, which is now seen as one of the greatest Best Actor wins in Oscar history. The win was a culmination of four consecutive Best Actor nominations for Brando (starting with A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951), a record that remains unmatched to this day. Grace Kelly won Best Actress for The Country Girl in an even bigger upset. Judy Garland, who was heavily favored to win Best Actress for the movie A Star Is Born, could not attend the ceremony as she had only recently given birth to her third child. Cameras were set up in her room so she ... ()

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Rear Window(1954)

1h 52min | Thriller, Mystery, Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,169 votes)

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

On the Waterfront(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 501 votes)

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Sabrina(1954)

3.8/5 (with 423 votes)

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who goes away to Paris for two years, and returns to capture David's attention, while falling in love with Linus.

The Caine Mutiny(1954)

NR
| 2h 4min | War
3.6/5 (with 102 votes)

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954)

3.6/5 (with 261 votes)

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

A Star Is Born(1954)

PG
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 91 votes)

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Western
3.7/5 (with 187 votes)

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

There's No Business Like Show Business(1954)

3.1/5 (with 32 votes)

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 124 votes)

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

Brigadoon(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 43 votes)

Americans Jeff and Tommy, hunting in Scotland, stumble upon a village - Brigadoon. They soon learn that the town appears once every 100 years in order to preserve its peace and special beauty. The citizens go to bed at night and when they wake up, it's 100 years later. Tommy falls in love with a beautiful young woman, Fiona, and is torn between staying or going back to his hectic life in New York.

Broken Lance(1954)

1h 36min | Western
3.1/5 (with 21 votes)

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.

White Christmas(1954)

3.6/5 (with 166 votes)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

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The Earrings of Madame de...(1953)

1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 61 votes)

In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

The Barefoot Contessa(1954)

2h 8min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 67 votes)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.

Hell and High Water(1954)

1h 43min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.

Magnificent Obsession(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns Phillips' secret, to give selflessly and in secret, he tries it in a ham-handed way.

The Glenn Miller Story(1954)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

A vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Glenn Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s.

Forbidden Games(1952)

1h 27min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 88 votes)

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense of the chaotic and crumbling world around them, attempting to cope with death as they create a burial ground for Paulette's deceased pet dog. Eventually, however, Paulette's stay with Michel's family is threatened by the harsh realities of wartime.

The Kidnappers(1953)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death has developed antagonism by MacKenzie toward all Dutchmen, which leads to Harry brawling at school with the son of a Dutchman. Harry falls down a cliff and is helped home by the community doctor, Willem Bloem, a Dutchman in love with MacKenzie's daughter, Kirsty. Due to the old man's feelings, they must carry on a clandestine romance. Forbidden by their grandfather to have a dog, Harry and Davy "kidnap" an unattended baby and care for the child in a lean-to shack. When found, the baby proves to be the child of MacKenzie's most-bitter Dutch enemy.

The High and the Mighty(1954)

3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

The Country Girl(1955)

NR
| 1h 44min | Music, Drama
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Directed by George Seaton - With Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Gene Reynolds, John W. Reynolds, Eddie Ryder, ...

It Should Happen to You(1954)

NR
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

Gladys Glover has just lost her modeling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things, making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city.

Knock On Wood(1954)

1h 43min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his two dolls become mean and jealous. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is a member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans for the top-secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to hide the secret plan in the heads of the dolls.

Carmen Jones(1954)

NR
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

The Silver Chalice(1954)

2h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.4/5 (with 10 votes)

A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is trying to convince the crowds that he is the new Messiah by using nothing more than cheap parlor tricks.

Three Coins in the Fountain(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain. Frances, a secretary at a government agency, sets out to win the heart of her smooth-talking novelist employer; Anita, her coworker, defies office regulations by romancing an Italian who works at the agency; and office newcomer Maria meets a real Italian Prince Charming and falls madly in love. The only thing the three hopeful ladies need to do is seal their fate.

Bread, Love and Dreams(1953)

3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to a remote Italian mountain village named Sagliena. He's anxious to marry, and selects young Gina Lollobrigida as his bride; but she is already in love with his shy subordinate Roberto Risso. Mistaking her headstrong behavior as promiscuity, Carotenuto makes advances towards her, but she spurns him. Forsaking the girl to the arms of Risso, the Marshal decides to settle for village midwife Marisa Merlini. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a difficult situation.

Robinson Crusoe(1954)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.1/5 (with 22 votes)

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández Barros, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba

The Egyptian(1954)

NR
| 2h 19min | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 23 votes)

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.

Genevieve(1953)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Two friends driving in the London to Brighton vintage car rally bet on which of them will be the first to arrive back home.

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