Special Sub-Topic: Oscar Song Nominations and Winners
|Only one of these extremely popular musical movies even garnered a nomination for best song. Which one?|
"Mary Poppins" - 1964. In fact, the song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" won the Oscar that year from the movie "Mary Poppins".
|Out of these four movies, all of which won the Oscar for Best Film, one did NOT also win the Oscar for Best Song. I'll list the movie, song title and year. It was?|
"Chariot's Of Fire" - ("Chariot's Of Fire - Titles") - 1981. Vangelis' haunting theme from "Chariot's Of Fire" wasn't even nominated for the award. Ultimately, in 1981, the Oscar went to "Arthur's Theme" from the movie "Arthur".
|"The Sound of Music" won the Oscar in 1965 for Best Movie. Which of the following songs from the movie was also nominated for Best Song?|
None of these. The winner that year was "The Shadow Of Your Smile" from the movie "The Sandpiper". Other nominated songs were "I'll Wait For You" from "The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg", "The Ballad Of Cat Ballou" from "Cat Ballou", "The Sweetheart Tree" from "The Great Race" and "What's New Pussycat" from the movie of the same name. No songs were nominated from "The Sound Of Music". Why? To be nominated, a song must be an original song written for the movie. All of the songs from "The Sound of Music" were written for the original stage production, except for one, "Something Good". However, it wasn't nominated for the award.
|All of the following songs from the James Bond movie series were nominated for the Best Song award except for one. I'll list the song and the respective artists who did them. It was?|
"A View To A Kill" - 1985 - Duran Duran. "Nobody Does It Better" was from the film "The Spy Who Loved Me" while the others were from movies of the same name. Maybe in consolation for not being nominated, "A View To A Kill" topped the billboard charts while the others peaked at #2 or #4 on the charts. The nominated songs for 1985 were: "Miss Celie's Blues" from "The Color Purple"; "Separate Lives" from "White Nights"; "Surprise, Surprise" from "A Chorus Line"; "The Power Of Love" from "Back To The Future" and the winner was "Say You, Say Me", also from "White Nights".
|Only one of the following songs was actually nominated for a Best Song Oscar. Which one?|
"Jean" from "The Pride Of Miss Jean Brodie" - 1969. "Jean" was not the winner either... "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" was victorious.
|It seems, to me at least, that recent Best Song nominees have been rather forgettable. Perhaps to make a point, all these songs were nominees for Best Song in 2000 except for one. Can you identify the other?|
"A Time For Love". "A Time For Love" was actually a best song nominee in 1966 for "An American Dream". "My Funny Friend And Me" was nominated from "The Emporer's New Groove", "A Love Before Time" from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "A Fool In Love" from "Meet The Parents" all in 2000. The winning candidate from 2000 was "Things Have Changed" from "The Wonder Boys". It was written and sung by Bob Dylan and may be only memorable for that fact. I couldn't hum a note from any of 'em!
|From the 1930's, all these classic numbers won the Academy Award for Best Song except for which one?|
"Cheek To Cheek "- 1935. "Cheek To Cheek" lost to "Lullaby Of Broadway" in 1935.
|1941 had one of the strongest slates of nominees in the history of the award. I'll give the song and movie title and you select the Oscar winner.|
"The Last Time I Saw Paris" from "Lady Be Good". The losers have become classics... the winner remains just a nice song!
|Like 1941, the slate from 1984 was exceptional for the quality of the songs nominated for the Best Song Oscar. The songs and movies are given - you choose the winner.|
"I Just Called To Say I Love You" from "The Lady In Red". All these songs were popular with the consumer as well. They all peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts. The fifth nominee, "Let's Hear It For The Boy", also from "Footloose", charted #1 as well. In the 70 years that this award has been offered, 1984 was the only year that all five nominees were #1 songs in the music industry.
|1991 and 1994 were also unique years in this Oscar category. Why?|
In both years, three songs from one movie were nominated. In 1991 the movie was "Beauty And The Beast". The songs were "Be Our Guest", "Beauty And The Beast" (which won the Oscar that year) and "Belle". In 1994, the movie was "The Lion King" and the nominated songs from the movie were "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" which won the Oscar, "Circle Of Life" and Hakuna Matata". There never has been co-winners of this category and Oscars have been presented in every year since 1934. Since the standard of five nominees was established in 1946, there was a year when only three songs were nominated but that year was 1988.
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