13th Golden Globe Awards

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11th Golden Globe Awards

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)"http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  11. ^ "Henrietta Award (Previous Award Given)"http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000292/1956
  12. ^ "Special Achievement Award(Previous Award Given)"http://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)" http://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