- This was the first film to ever receive four acting nominations at the Academy Awards, and it did so in the year that the supporting categories were introduced.
- A stand-in was used when William Powell carries Carole Lombard over his shoulder up the stairs to her bedroom.
- When "My Man Godfrey" was adapted and broadcast as an episode of the Lux Radio Theater on May 9, 1938, 'Niven, David' portrayed Tommy Gray. Niven would later star as Godfrey in the 1957 remake.
- This is the only movie to ever get Oscar nominations for writing, directing and all four acting awards without being nominated for Best Picture. It's also the only movie to ever get those six nominations and lose them all.
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