17th Academy Awards

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17th Academy Awards
Date March 15, 1945
Site Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, USA
Host John Cromwell and Bob Hope
Best Picture Going My Way
Most awards Going My Way (7)
Most nominations Going My Way and Wilson (10)

The 17th Academy Awards marked the first time this awards ceremony was broadcast nationally on the ABC Radio network.

Through the 1940s, the ceremony and academy rules continued to evolve into the form by which we know them today. This is the first year that the Best Picture category was limited to 5 pictures. This was also the first and last time an individual was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same role in the same film. Barry Fitzgerald was nominated in both categories for the character of Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way. He won for Best Supporting Actor.

This was the first time film clips were used to promote nominated categories at the live event, however this tradition ended abruptly after the 1948 ceremony as a result of the Paramount antitrust decrees, only to return gradually since the late 1960s, and eventually completed since 1986.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Story Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

Academy Juvenile Award[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]


Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14.