27th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1955)

  • Date of Ceremony: Wednesday, March 30, 1955
  • For films released in: 1954
  • Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California and NBC Century Theatre, New York New York
  • Host(s): Bob Hope (video) and Thelma Ritter (video)
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On the Waterfront was the heavy favorite heading towards the 27th Academy Awards on Wednesday, March 30, 1955.

Bob Hope was picked to host the Los Angeles end of things while actress Thelma Ritter handled the chores in New York.

An Honorary Oscar was awarded to Greta Garbo for her “…for her unforgettable screen performances.” The reclusive actress did not attend the ceremony.

Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:

  • On the Waterfront: 12
  • The Caine Mutiny: 7
  • The Country Girl: 7
  • Sabrina: 6
  • The High and the Mighty: 6
  • A Star Is Born: 6
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: 5
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