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|17th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 15, 1945|
|Site||Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, USA|
|Hosted by||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 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. This tradition ended abruptly after the 1948 ceremony as a result of the Paramount antitrust decrees, only to return gradually since the late 1960s.
This is the first year that the Best Picture category was limited to five 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 for the character of Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way. He won for Best Supporting Actor.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
|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|
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