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The year 1956 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Leading Star Studio Gross
1. The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter Paramount $43,000,000
2. Around the World in Eighty Days David Niven, Cantinflas and Shirley MacLaine United Artists $23,120,000
3. Giant Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean Warner Bros. $14,000,000
4. War and Peace Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda Paramount $12,500,000
5. The King and I Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner 20th Century Fox $9,000,000
6. The Searchers John Wayne Warner Bros. $8,500,000
7. Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe 20th Century Fox $7,269,000
8. High Society Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra MGM $6,250,000
9. The Girl Can't Help It Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell 20th Century Fox $5,878,000
10. Written on the Wind Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone Universal $5,712,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Around the World in Eighty Days - Todd, United Artists
Best Director: George Stevens - Giant
Best Actor: Yul Brynner - The King and I
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn - Lust for Life
Best Supporting Actress: Dorothy Malone - Written on the Wind
Best Foreign Language Film: La strada, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Around the World in Eighty Days
Best Actor: Kirk Douglas - Lust for Life
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The King and I
Best Actor: Cantinflas - Around the World in Eighty Days
Best Actress: Deborah Kerr - The King and I
Other
Best Director: Elia Kazan - Baby Doll
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture: Earl Holliman - The Rainmaker
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture: Eileen Heckart - The Bad Seed
Best Foreign Film: Before Sundown, West Germany
Best Foreign Film: The Girl in Black, Greece
Best Foreign Film: Richard III, United Kingdom
Best Foreign Film: Roses on the Arm, Japan
Best Foreign Film: War and Peace, Italy
Best Foreign Film: The White Reindeer, Finland

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Silent World (Le monde du silence), directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival): Not awarded

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Invitation to the Dance, directed by Gene Kelly, United States

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