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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]

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

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.

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AwardsEdit

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

Academy Honorary AwardEdit

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

Academy Juvenile AwardEdit

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit

PresentersEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14.