denotes winner

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Ernest Borgnine as Marty Pilletti
in MARTY Hecht and Lancaster's Steven Productions; UA
James Cagney as Martin Snyder
in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME MGM
James Dean as Cal Trask
in EAST OF EDEN Warner Bros.
Frank Sinatra as Frankie
in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM Otto Preminger Productions; UA
Spencer Tracy as John J. Macreedy
in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK MGM

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Arthur Kennedy as Barney Castle
in TRIAL MGM
Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver
in MISTER ROBERTS Orange Production; Warner Bros.
Joe Mantell as Angie
in MARTY Hecht and Lancaster's Steven Productions; UA