17th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1945 took place on March 15, 1945 in Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. It was the 17th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1944.


John Cromwell and Bob Hope

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

The way to happiness ( Going My Way ) - Leo McCarey

Best Director

Leo McCarey - The Road to Happiness ( Going My Way )

Best Actor

Bing Crosby - Going My Way ( Going My Way )

Best Actress

Ingrid Bergman - The Gaslight ( Gaslight )

Best Supporting Actor

Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way ( Going My Way )

Best Supporting Actress

Ethel Barrymore - None But the Lonely Heart

Best Original Screenplay

Lamar Trotti - Wilson ( Wilson)

Best Original Story

Leo McCarey - The Road to Happiness ( Going My Way )

Best Adapted Screenplay

Frank Butler, Frank Cavett - Going My Way ( Going My Way )

Best Cinematography (black & white )

Joseph LaShelle - Laura

Best Cinematography ( color film )

Leon Shamroy - Wilson

Best Art Direction (black & white )

Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Edwin B. Willis, Paul Huldschinsky - The Gaslight ( Gaslight )

Best Art Direction (Color film )

Wiard you, Thomas Little - Wilson

Best Sound

Edmund H. Hansen - Wilson

Best Editing

Barbara McLean - Wilson

Best Visual Effects

A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Year in, Warren Newcombe, Douglas Shearer - Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo ( Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo )

Best Song

Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke - "Swinging on a Star " in Going My Way ( Going My Way )

Best Score ( Drama / Comedy )

Max Steiner - Since You Went Away ( Since You Went Away )

Best Original Score ( Music Film )

Carmen Dragon, Morris Stoloff - Cover Girl ( Cover Girl )

Best Short Film (1 roll of film )

Who's Who in Animal Land - Jerry Fairbanks

Best Short Film (2 films)

I Will not Play! - Gordon Hollingshead

Best Animated Short Film

Tom forms (Mouse Trouble ) - Fred Quimby

Best Documentary (Short Film )

Best Documentary

The Fighting Lady - 20th Century Fox, U.S. Navy


Honorary Oscar

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Juvenile Award

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award