17th Academy Awards
DateMarch 15, 1945
SiteGrauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted byJohn Cromwell
Bob Hope[citation needed]
Best PictureGoing My Way
Most awardsGoing My Way (7)
Most nominationsGoing My Way and Wilson (10)

The 17th Academy Awards were held on March 15, 1945 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, honoring the films of 1944. This was the first time the complete awards ceremony was broadcast nationally, on the Blue Network (ABC Radio). Bob Hope hosted the 70-minute broadcast, which included film clips that required explanation for the radio audience.[1]

This year was notable for bring the only time an individual was nominated for two acting awards for the same role in the same film: Barry Fitzgerald received nominations for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Father Fitzgibbon in the Best Picture winner Going My Way. Fitzgerald won for Best Supporting Actor, while his co-star Bing Crosby won Best Actor.


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Bing Crosby; Best Actor winner
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Ingrid Bergman; Best Actress winner
Barry Fitzgerald; Best Supporting Actor winner
Ethel Barrymore; Best Supporting Actress winner
Carmen Dragon; Best Scoring of a Musical Picture co-winner
Jimmy Van Heusen; Best Song co-winner
Cedric Gibbons; Best Art Direction, Black-and-White co-winner
Bob Hope; Honorary Academy Award recipient
Margaret O'Brien; Juvenile Academy Award recipient
Darryl F. Zanuck; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award recipient

Nominees were announced on February 3, 1945. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Academy Honorary Award

Academy Juvenile Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award


Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved October 1, 2019. The Academy Awards Show.
  2. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.