Going My Way

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Going My Way is a 1944 musical comedy-drama movie. The movie is about a priest from East St. Louis, Illinois who changes parish life at a New York City church. Bing Crosby plays Father Charles.

The movie won seven Academy Awards, including the Best Picture.

Academy Awards[change | change source]

At the 17th Academy Awards, Going My Way was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. They included two for Barry Fitzgerald. His work on the movie was nominated for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. (Later the rules were changed so that that could not happen again.[1]) It won seven, including Best Picture.[2]

Award Result Winner
Best Picture Won Paramount Pictures (Leo McCarey, producer)
Best Director Won Leo McCarey
Best Actor Won Bing Crosby
Best Actor Nominated Barry Fitzgerald
Best Supporting Actor Won Barry Fitzgerald
Best Writing, Screenplay Won Frank Butler and Frank Cavett
Best Original Motion Picture Story Won Leo McCarey
Best Music, Song Won "Swinging on a Star"
Music: Jimmy Van Heusen • Lyrics:Johnny Burke
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated Lionel Lindon
Winner was Joseph LaShelle – Laura
Best Film Editing Nominated Leroy Stone
Winner was Barbara McLean – Wilson

In 2004, Going My Way was chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

References[change | change source]

  1. Mike D'Angelo (2014-04-01). "In 1982, everyone agreed on Jessica Lange (but not for the big prize)". Dissolve. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. "Awards for Going My Way". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 4, 2012.