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A news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that this film was banned in Hungary. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, My Man Godfrey was "the sensation of the week's business of the first run London theatres. The heavy throng congregating daily for the picture has been causing traffic jams in Leicester Square." My Man Godfrey was nominated for the 1936 Academy Awards in the following categories: Best Actor, William Powell; Best Actress, Carole Lombard; Best Supporting Actor, Mischa Auer; Best Supporting Actress, Alice Brady; Best Direction, Gregory La Cava; Best Screenplay, Eric Hatch and Morrie Ryskind. Modern sources note that La Cava agreed to work with Constance Bennett, the studio's first choice for "Irene," only if William Powell was borrowed from M-G-M for the male lead. Powell, however, stipulated in his contract that he would play "Godfrey" only if Carole Lombard played "Irene." At this time, Powell and Lombard were already divorced. Modern sources also note that Ronald Colman, among other actors, expressed interest in playing "Godfrey." In 1985, Allan Carr created a Broadway stage production of My Man Godfrey.