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Indians at the Oscars
Awards and Festivals
"Indians haven't made much of an impression at the Academy Awards barring a few exceptions. There was just about enough material for this quiz though."
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Satyajit Ray is one of the greatest Indian filmmakers. His first film was "Pather Panchali" which won numerous international awards including Best Human Document at the Cannes Film Festival. Which Academy Award did he win in 1992?
Best Documentary Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Screenplay
"Mother India" (1957) was the first Indian film to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language film category. Which film did it lose the award to?
The Devil Came at Night
Gates of Paris
Nights of Cabiria
An Indian documentary film titled "An Encounter with Faces" was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1979.
This woman was the first Indian to win an Oscar.
Which famous Indian classical musician was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Score category in 1982 for the film "Gandhi"?
This film was only the second Indian film to be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. It is based on the lives of street children in Bombay and most of the young actors featured in the movie were actual street children.
Children of Nature
City of Joy
Another Oscar nominated film was "Lagaan" (2001) which was set in 19th century India. The plot of the film centered on a sport. Which sport was it?
"Little Terrorist" was a short film written, directed and produced by Ashvin Kumar. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.
Fifty-six songs were under consideration in the Original Song category for the "79th Annual Academy Awards". Three among them were by A. R. Rehman, a famous Indian music composer. Which of these was not one of them?
"Luka Chuppi" from "Rang De Basanti"
"Chan Chan" from "Water"
"Barso Re" from "Guru"
"Khalbali" from "Rang De Basanti"
One of the nominees for Best Foreign Language film at the "79th Annual Academy Awards" was "Water". This movie was shot in both Hindi and English and had a predominantly Indian cast and crew. Which country did it represent at the Oscars?
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