13th Golden Globe Awards

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11th Golden Globe Awards
Date February 23, 1956
Best Picture East of Eden

The 13th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film for 1955 films, were held on February 23, 1956.


Best Motion Picture - Drama[edit]

East of Eden directed by Elia Kazan [1]

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical[edit]

Guys and Dolls directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz [2]

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - Drama[edit]

Ernest Borgnine - Marty [3]

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Tom Ewell - The Seven Year Itch [4]

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - Drama[edit]

Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo [5]

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture[edit]

Marisa Pavan - The Rose Tattoo [6]

Best Performance by an Actress in a leading role - Comedy or Musical[edit]

Jean Simmons - Guys and Dolls [7]

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture[edit]

Arthur Kennedy - Trial [8]

Best Director - Motion Picture[edit]

Joshua Logan - Picnic [9]

Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) Male[edit]

Marlon Brando [10]

Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) Female[edit]

Grace Kelly [11]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

James Dean Award given posthumously for Best Dramatic Actor. [12]

Cecil B. DeMille Award[edit]

Jack L. Warner [13]

Best Motion Picture - Outdoor Drama[edit]

Wichita [14]

Television Achievement[edit]

Desi Arnaz for American Comedy

Dinah Shore for Walt Disney anthology television series episode Davy Crockett. [15]

Promoting International Understanding[edit]

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing- directed by Henry King [16]

New Star of the Year Actor[edit]

(Two way tie)

Ray Danton in I'll Cry Tomorrow

Russ Tamblyn in Hit The Deck [17]

New Star of the Year Actress[edit]

(Three way tie)

Anita Ekberg in Blood Alley

Victoria Shaw in The Eddy Duchin Story

Dana Wynter in The View from Pompey's Head [18]

Hollywood Citizenship Award[edit]

Esther Williams [19]

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Dangerous Curves from United Kingdom

Eyes of Children from Japan

Sons, Mothers, and a General from West Germany

Stella from Greece

The Word from Denmark [20]


  1. ^ "Best Motion Picture Drama" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  2. ^ "Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  3. ^ "Best Motion Picture Actor in a Drama" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  4. ^ "Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical or Comedy" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  5. ^ "Best Motion Picture Actress in a Drama" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  6. ^ "Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting role" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  7. ^ "Actress in a leading role (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  8. ^ "Best Supporting Actor" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  9. ^ "Best Director" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  10. ^ "Henrietta Award (Previous Award Given)"https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  11. ^ "Henrietta Award (Previous Award Given)"https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  12. ^ "Special Achievement Award(Previous Award Given)"https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  13. ^ "CeCil B. DeMille Award Recipient" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  14. ^ "Best Motion Picture Outdoor Drama (Previous Given Award)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  15. ^ "Best TV Show (Previous Award Given)" https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  16. ^ "Best Film Promoting International Understanding (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  17. ^ "New Star of the Year Male (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  18. ^ "New Star of the Year Actress (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  19. ^ "Hollywood Citizenship Award (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955
  20. ^ "Best Foreign Language Film (Previous Award Given)" http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/year/1955