17th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 15, 1945

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ethel Barrymore for None But the Lonely Heart

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

  • Lamar Trotti for Wilson

Best Original Story

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Leon Shamroy for Wilson

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Joseph LaShelle for Laura

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Edwin B. Willis, Paul Huldschinsky for Gaslight

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Wiard Ihnen & Thomas Little for Wilson

Best Sound, Recording

  • Edmund H. Hansen for Wilson

Best Film Editing

  • Barbara McLean for Wilson

Best Special Effects

  • A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Jahraus, Warren Newcombe, & Douglas Shearer for Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Best Original Song

  • Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke for “Swinging on a Star” from Going My Way

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Carmen Dragon & Morris Stoloff for Cover Girl

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Max Steiner for Since You Went Away

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Gordon Hollingshead for I Won’t Play

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Jerry Fairbanks for Who’s Who in Animal Land

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Fred Quimby for Mouse Trouble

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • With the Marines at Tarawa

Best Documentary, Features

  • The Fighting Lady

Honorary Award

  • Bob Hope

Juvenile Award

  • Margaret O’Brien for Meet Me in St. Louis