17th Academy Awards (1944): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Saturday, February 3, 1945

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, March 15, 1945, 8:00pm
Location: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood
Host: Bob Hope, John Cromwell
Length: 2 hours, 9 minutes

Presenters

Documentary Short Subject: John Cromwell
Documentary Feature: John Cromwell
Animated Short Film: John Cromwell
Live Action Short Film (One-Reel): John Cromwell
Live Action Short Film (Two-Reel): John Cromwell
Scientific & Technical Awards: John Cromwell
Film Editing: John Cromwell
Sound Mixing: John Cromwell
Special Effects: John Cromwell
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: John Cromwell
Music: Musical Score: John Cromwell
Production Design: John Cromwell (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Original Song: Bob Hope
Cinematography: Bob Hope (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Writing: Original Motion Picture Story: Hugo Butler
Writing: Original Screenplay: Hugo Butler
Writing: Screenplay: Hugo Butler
Directing: Mervyn LeRoy
Special Award: Life Membership to Bob Hope: Walter Wanger
Supporting Actor: Charles Coburn
Supporting Actress: Teresa Wright
Actor: Gary Cooper
Actress: Jennifer Jones
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Darryl F. Zanuck: Norma Shearer
Picture: Hal B. Wallis

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Paul Lukas: No
Actress – Jennifer Jones: Yes and No (Presented: Best Actress)
Supporting Actor – Charles Coburn: Yes and No (Presented: Best Supporting Actor)
Supporting Actress – Katina Paxinou: No
Directing – Michael Curtiz: No

Song Performances

I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night: Not Performed
I’ll Walk Alone: Not Performed
I’m Making Believe: Not Performed
Long Ago and Far Away: Not Performed
Now I Know: Not Performed
Remember Me to Carolina: Not Performed
Rio De Janeiro: Not Performed
Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams: Not Performed
Sweet Dreams Sweetheart: Not Performed
Swinging on a Star: Not Performed
The Trolley Song: Not Performed
Too Much in Love: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Frank Sinatra)
I’ll Walk Alone: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Dinah Shore)
I’m Making Believe: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Lynn Bari (dubbed by Lorraine Elliott), Lorraine Elliott (dubbing for Lynn Bari))
Long Ago and Far Away: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Martha Mears), Martha Mears (dubbing for Rita Hayworth))
Now I Know: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Dinah Shore)
Remember Me to Carolina: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Benny Fields)
Rio De Janeiro: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Tito Guizar)
Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: (Unable to find this information))
Sweet Dreams Sweetheart: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland), Sally Sweetland (dubbing for Joan Leslie, Jimmy Dorsey an His Orchestra, Kitty Carlisle)
Swinging on a Star: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby, The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir)
The Trolley Song: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Judy Garland)
Too Much in Love: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Jackie Moran)

Scientific & Technical Awards

No Information Available Yet

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.