17th Academy Awards

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17th Academy Awards
Date March 15, 1945
Site Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California
Hosted by John Cromwell
Bob Hope[citation needed]
Highlights
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 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 tradition ended abruptly after the 1948 ceremony as a result of the Paramount antitrust decrees, only to return gradually since the late 1960s.[citation needed]

This is the first year that the Best Picture category was limited to five pictures. This was also the first and only time an individual was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same role in the same film: Barry Fitzgerald for the character of Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way. He won for Best Supporting Actor.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

  • Bob Hope "for his many services to the Academy."

Academy Juvenile Award[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. 
  2. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14.