Classic Movie Trivia: Barry Fitzgerald and the Oscar

Did you know?

Barry Fitzgerald was the only actor to ever be nominated for BOTH a Best Actor and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the same performance — as Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way.  He ultimately won for Best Supporting Actor, with the Best Actor Oscar going to Bing Crosby for his performance in the same film as Father Chuck O’Malley.

Barry Fitzgerald Bing Crosby 1944 Oscars for Going My Way

Barry Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby with their Oscars for Going My Way (1944), at the 1945 Academy Awards

All in, Going My Way won seven Oscars:

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Actor: Bing Crosby
  3. Best Supporting Actor: Barry Fitzgerald
  4. Best Director: Leo McCarey
  5. Best Writing, Original Story: Leo McCarey
  6. Best Writing, Screenplay: Frank Butler and Frank Cavett
  7. Best Music, Original Song: “Swinging on a Star” by Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Johnny Burke (lyrics)


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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One Response to Classic Movie Trivia: Barry Fitzgerald and the Oscar

  1. Interestingly, although it is thought of as a religious movie, there is no mention of God!

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