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Oscars galore, plus so much more! We have subcategories for specific Academy Awards, and other awards from around the world, including:

- AFI Awards
- Golden Globes
- Hong Kong Film Awards

324 quizzes and 4,536 trivia questions.
1.
  Horror Movies at the Oscars   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Horror films have oft been neglected during Oscar season, but some movies have made the cut. See if you know these Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning films from the horror genre. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 27 15
Easier
kyleisalive editor
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  Nominated but no Oscar   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The films in this quiz were nominated for Oscars but did not win any.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 18 15
Very Easy
gme24 gold member
1036 plays
3.
Many individuals have won the Academy Award for Best Actor or Best Actress. Can you identify the character that they portrayed that won them the Oscar during the period 1980-2015?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 09 17
Very Easy
zambesi
Oct 09 17
945 plays
4.
  Some Oscar History Part I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm not normally a movie freak - haven't watched the Oscars in decades. But a "Parade" magazine feature got my interest, and I hope the resulting quizzes get yours!
Average, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Mar 13 19
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CariM0952 gold member
Mar 13 19
885 plays
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  Characters Portrayed by Oscar Winners: Part II    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many individuals have won the Academy Award for Best Actor or Best Actress. Can you identify the character that they portrayed that won them the Oscar during the 1950s -1970s?
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Jun 05 17
Average
zambesi
Jun 05 17
496 plays
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  Oscars - The Aussie Connection   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Our New Zealand neighbours from "across the ditch" scooped the pool for the 2003 Academy Awards so I was prompted to see what Aussies and also some adopted "Aussies" have done to earn an Oscar over the years.
Average, 15 Qns, Nannanut, Feb 28 19
Average
Nannanut
Feb 28 19
1418 plays
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  Oscar and the Oldest Profession    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They say that "sex sells." Well, apparently that axiom is applied to the Motion Picture Academy, as well. Come with me as we review Oscar nominated and Oscar winning movies that feature ladies (and gentlemen) of the evening. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, robmeister, Mar 13 10
Tough
robmeister
2078 plays
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  Not All Hearts of Gold   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many actresses have found fame and success by selecting roles of prostitutes/call-girls. These are films where the actress either won an Oscar for Best Leading Actress or Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 28 12
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Rehaberpro
764 plays
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  Indians at the Oscars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Feb 28 07
Average
zorba_scank gold member
1206 plays
10.
  Why is Everything Gold?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are many film festivals around the world and a large number award golden prizes. Match the award with the awarding city.
Average, 10 Qns, paper_aero, Mar 17 21
Average
paper_aero gold member
Mar 17 21
130 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the excellent movie which was named Best Picture in 1987?

From Quiz "Academy Awards: Best Picture"




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  Characters Portrayed by Oscar Winners: Part I    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many individuals have won the Academy Award for Best Actor or Best Actress. Can you identify the character that they portrayed that won them the Oscar during the 1920s-1940s?
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 20 17
Average
zambesi
431 plays
12.
  Dying to Get An Oscar: Actors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While many actors would kill to get an Academy Award, this quiz focuses on actors who won for playing characters who died. Warning: Some spoilers.
Tough, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Oct 18 13
Tough
parrotman2006 gold member
623 plays
13.
  2015 TCM Film Festival   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every year Turner Classic Movies, (a TV station), hosts a Film Festival. Here are some questions about the 2015 Festival held in March, 2015.
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Apr 10 15
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mpkitty
243 plays
14.
  That Little Golden Guy Doesn't Love Me!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more than deserving movie icons, never actually won an Oscar! Can you name them? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, skatharaki, May 01 11
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skatharaki
686 plays
15.
  All That Flickers Might Win Gold    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are many film festivals around the world with prizes for "Best Film" and many of these awards are described as golden. Match the award to the film festival it could have been won at in the pre-covid 21st century.
Average, 10 Qns, paper_aero, Feb 28 21
Average
paper_aero gold member
Feb 28 21
120 plays
16.
  Film To Oscar Winning Actor    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz makes you pick the film for which 10 actors and actresses won an Oscar for Best Actor or Best Actress. Don't be fooled by choices where the actor or actress won in the supporting category!
Average, 10 Qns, Phoenix3000, Jun 20 03
Average
Phoenix3000
2768 plays
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  Oscar-Nominated Performers by Director    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I'll give you a series of directors, all of whom directed a particular actor or actress to an Academy Award nomination (and, in some cases, a win). You name the performer. For help, the directors (and thus, the nominations) are listed chronologically.
Tough, 20 Qns, methreepio, Jul 15 19
Tough
methreepio
Jul 15 19
1738 plays
18.
  Actors and their Characters: Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these ten famous actors and the various characters they portrayed?
Tough, 10 Qns, zambesi, Aug 11 20
Tough
zambesi
Aug 11 20
431 plays
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  Actors and their Characters: Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these ten famous actors and the various characters they portrayed?
Tough, 10 Qns, zambesi, Aug 04 20
Tough
zambesi
Aug 04 20
338 plays
20.
  Oscars by Numbers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the successes and failures of movies at the Oscars awards ceremonies throughout the years. All of the questions or answers have a numbers connection.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Mar 16 11
Average
Plumbus gold member
963 plays
21.
  Cheesy Masterpieces    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In honor of 30 years of Golden Raspberry Awards (1980-2010), a celebration of films that are (in the words of Roger Ebert) "Awesome in their badness".
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Feb 21 10
Average
parrotman2006 gold member
717 plays
22.
  Best Picture and Director   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of the time the winner of the Best Director Oscar is the same as the winner for Best Picture. There are a few exceptions, however.
Tough, 10 Qns, bonanza22, Nov 02 20
Tough
bonanza22
Nov 02 20
1623 plays
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  Classics from the '40s: Actors and Films    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Academy Award and Golden Globe knowledge is essential for this quiz. Good luck and I really appreciate your comments, questions, and suggestions. Thank you.
Tough, 10 Qns, chipperaaron54, Jul 26 14
Tough
chipperaaron54
602 plays
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  The Oscars - Animated Short Films    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
We know many by heart. It's no surprise that these animated shorts also have Academy Awards to their credit. (All questions as of March 2001.)
Tough, 15 Qns, Oddball, Nov 25 04
Tough
Oddball
472 plays
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  Handicapping Oscar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Portraying characters that have physical or mental disabilities has resulted in many Oscar nominations and wins. This quiz will test your knowledge of these performances.
Average, 10 Qns, ckdexterhaven, Nov 20 01
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ckdexterhaven
1415 plays
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  They've Been Nominated!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Does an Oscar nomination guarantee a successful acting career? Not all are lucky. Here is a quiz that will ask you for a star nominated for an Oscar or the film for which a star has been nominated. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jalobi, Jul 20 06
Average
jalobi
938 plays
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  Awards Bonanza    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How is your knowledge of film awards - Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the SAG? All you have to do in this quiz is identify a star or a film that has been nominated or has been awarded with a prize. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, jalobi, Apr 12 11
Tough
jalobi
718 plays
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  The Golden Turkey Awards    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This was one of the first books on "bad" films that I ever read and it was somewhat of a pioneering work in the field. Here's a quiz about some of these legendary awards from the book by Harry and Michael Medved.
Difficult, 10 Qns, vig407, Mar 02 07
Difficult
vig407
1075 plays
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  Oscar and the Oldest Profession II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oscar is at it again! Here is another collection of ten questions about movies the Academy liked, which happen to feature the ever-busy ladies of the evening. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, robmeister, Jul 18 06
Tough
robmeister
667 plays
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  They Were Only Nominated Once    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the best known stars have only been nominated once for academy awards never winning. In this quiz I give you their name you have to guess for which film they received their one and only nomination.
Tough, 10 Qns, oscar820, Oct 21 19
Tough
oscar820
Oct 21 19
2017 plays
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  Never Lost the Oscar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" tied the record for most Academy Awards for a movie, but also set a new record for biggest sweep. This quiz deals with other movies and people that have won every Oscar nomination they received.
Tough, 10 Qns, Pookiepay, Mar 11 04
Tough
Pookiepay
815 plays
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  Oscar Oddities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some very rare and odd results that have occurred on Oscar night. How many are you aware of? All answers are valid through the 74th Academy Awards, March 24, 2002.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ckdexterhaven, May 09 10
Difficult
ckdexterhaven
1501 plays
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  Actor-Directors and Oscar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More and more actors are finding greater success as directors. This quiz looks at how the Oscars have treated those performers who wear two hats. Questions are valid throught the 73rd Academy Awards, March 25, 2001.
Tough, 10 Qns, ckdexterhaven, May 27 13
Tough
ckdexterhaven
1028 plays
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  The Roar of the Czech Lions    
Multiple Choice
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Oscars are not the only film awards. Here the questions focus on films that have won (or not) at the annual Czech Lions Awards.
Average, 10 Qns, paper_aero, Feb 23 21
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paper_aero gold member
Feb 23 21
82 plays
35.
  Oscar Hosts    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Let's see how many of the Oscar Hosts you really know about.
Tough, 15 Qns, goodwill, Apr 08 22
Tough
goodwill
Apr 08 22
889 plays
36.
  They Won Playing Who?    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Most of us know the names of Oscar winners. But how many of us remember the name of the character they portrayed? I know I don't. In this quiz I gave you the name of the Oscar Winning Role you have to guess who won for playing them. Have Fun.
Difficult, 25 Qns, oscar820, Jul 10 01
Difficult
oscar820
1421 plays
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  The Producers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about film producers who have won Oscars for producing Best Film winners. Important note: whenever a year is mentioned it relates to the year a film was made not when it won the Oscar.
Tough, 10 Qns, husker7, May 23 16
Tough
husker7
411 plays
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  2002 Film Festival Awards    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a short quiz on movies that won major awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Have fun and good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, napierslogs, Jun 07 07
Difficult
napierslogs
512 plays
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  From TV to Oscar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A lot of Oscar winners got their start on television before they won their Oscar. I have listed series that they have played on. All you do is guess who they are.
Tough, 10 Qns, oscar820, Aug 18 19
Tough
oscar820
Aug 18 19
1410 plays
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  Seattle International Film Festival 2001    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the SIFF of 2001, which took place in the Emerald City from May 24 to June 17.
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Dec 22 14
Tough
rj211 gold member
333 plays

Awards and Festivals Trivia Questions

1. Marlon Brando won two Academy Awards for Best Actor from eight nominations in total. For which character did he receive his first unsuccessful nomination (he also portrayed that same character on the stage on Broadway)?

From Quiz
Actors and their Characters: Part 2

Answer: Stanley Kowalski ("A Streetcar Named Desire")

Marlon Brando portrayed Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" as did Kim Hunter and Karl Malden also played their same roles in the movie version. The role of Blanche DuBois was played by Jessica Tandy on the Broadway stage but Vivien Leigh played the role in the movie. Tennessee Williams wrote the play and was the screenwriter for the movie. This was the only role of the four mentioned characters that Marlon Brando previously played on stage. Marlon Brando did win the Oscar for his portrayal of Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront". He played Johnny Strabler in the 1953 movie "The Wild One" and Mark Antony in the 1953 movie "Julius Caesar" for which he received a nomination for Best Actor.

2. Clark Gable's acting career spanned the years 1918-1960. He received a number of nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Which character did he portray to win the award?

From Quiz Actors and their Characters: Part 1

Answer: Peter Warne

Clark Gable (1901-1960) was an American film actor who appeared in over 60 movies in a career that lasted over 40 years. He received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. However, it was for his role as Peter Warne opposite Claudette Colbert in the 1934 film "It Happened One Night" that he won his only Oscar. He portrayed Dennis Carson opposite Jean Harlow in the 1932 romantic drama "Red Dust". Clark Gable received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles as Fletcher Christian in the 1935 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" and as Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind".

3. Each year, the Festival is held in what American location?

From Quiz 2015 TCM Film Festival

Answer: Hollywood, California

Hollywood is known as the Film Capital of the World, so it is natural that it would be the location. The headquarters of the festival is the historic Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards ceremony in April, 1929.

4. Winner of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture, what 1991 film by Jonathan Demme followed an FBI investigator's search for 'Buffalo Bill' and her encounter with a certain cannibal?

From Quiz Horror Movies at the Oscars

Answer: The Silence of the Lambs

Based on the novel by Thomas Harris, "The Silence of the Lambs" was one of the earliest horror films to get Oscar recognition, and when it did it swept five major categories (the one not listed in the question being Best Adapted Screenplay). Jodie Foster won the Oscar for her role as Clarice Starling while Anthony Hopkins portrayed famous cannibal Hannibal Lecter. He would return to the role in "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon" in later years. The movie grossed more than $270,000,000 in the box office; Hopkins' role as Hannibal has since made the character a horror icon.

5. Walter Brennan and Gary Cooper teamed up in this 1940 classic that won Walter Brennan his then record breaking third competitive Academy Award. What movie was it?

From Quiz Classics from the '40s: Actors and Films

Answer: The Westerner

"The Westerner" is about a man who comes into the town of a hanging judge and befriends him, despite being opposed to his behavior. This collaboration between Cooper and Brennan won Brennan his then record breaking third Academy Award. Brennan's other two Oscars came from his performances in "Come and Get It" and "Kentucky". Cooper and Brennan would also collaborate together in "Sergeant York", "The Pride of the Yankees", and "Meet John Doe".

6. Several actors and actresses have received nominations in two separate years for portraying the same character in more than one film. Which one was nominated in both 1965 and 1969 for the role of a British King?

From Quiz Some Oscar History Part I

Answer: Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole played King Henry II in "Becket" (1964) and "The Lion in Winter" (1968) and has had a stellar career including roles in "Lawrence of Arabia", "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", "Venus" and "My Favorite Year". Paul Newman played "Fast" Eddie Felson in "The Hustler" (1961) and "The Color of Money" (1986), for which he won the Oscar. Al Pacino starred as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather: Part II" (1974), neither of which won. Cate Blanchett played Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007). As with Pacino, neither role won her the coveted statue.

7. "The Sin of Madelon Claudet" (1931) was a well acted melodrama and tear-jerker. It starred Lewis Stone and Jean Hersholt in male leads. Who played Madelon?

From Quiz Not All Hearts of Gold

Answer: Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 - March 17, 1993) was called the "First Lady of the American Theatre". Helen Hayes won two Oscars, two Grammies, two Tony Awards and one Emmy during her career. Her lifelong support of conservative political causes moved Ronald Reagan to award her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. "Madelon" was her first major success in films having spent her previous career on the stage. She also picked up a Supporting Actress Oscar in 1970 for "Airport".

8. What Olympic athlete co-stars with The Village People in "Can't Stop the Music" (1980)?

From Quiz Cheesy Masterpieces

Answer: Bruce Jenner

Jenner won the Olympic decathlon in 1976. He has acted in television and film in the decades since. Bruce regained fame in the 2000s for his marriage to Kris Jenner (formerly Kardashian) and his appearance on reality shows featuring the Kardashians. Along with being named Worst Picture, "Can't Stop the Music" also won for worst screenplay. Jenner, Valerine Perrine, Marilyn Sokol and Nancy Walker were all nominated for their acting. "Can't Stop the Music" is a fictional telling of the formation of the Village People. Jenner plays an up-tight attorney named Ron White. The film competes with the Olivia Newton-John vehicle, "Xanadu", for the title of "Worst film of the Disco Era". Kurt Thomas was in the 1985 film "Gymkata", which does hold a place in the pantheon of cheesy films of the 1980s. In July 2002, "Maxim" magazine named it the 17th worst film of all time. Spitz won seven gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympics, and then retired. Leonard won the light welterweight Gold at the 1976 Olympics before becoming one of the more successful boxers of the 1980s. Spitz and Leonard have had a few acting jobs here and there, but most of the time have appeared as themselves.

9. 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?

From Quiz Indians at the Oscars

Answer: Lifetime Achievement

Ray has also been awarded the Legion d'Honneur by the Government of France and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He also did the scripting, editing, scoring, casting, cinematography and art direction of his own films. Apart from filmmaking, Ray was also a writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film critic.

10. What movie won the Golden Turkey for Worst Movie of All Time?

From Quiz The Golden Turkey Awards

Answer: Plan 9 From Outer Space

"Plan 9" won with 392 votes, followed closely by "The Exorcist II" with 386 votes. Strangely enough, Harry Medved's previous book, "The Fifty Worst Movies of All Time" didn't even mention "Plan 9" (and "The Exorcist II" hadn't been made yet), which makes one wonder about the completeness of the research of that time.

11. Can you name the film where Sharon Stone bagged her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress?

From Quiz Awards Bonanza

Answer: Basic Instinct

Surprisingly, for her role as Catherine Tramell in "Basic Instinct", Stone earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. The film casts Stone as a mysterious psychologist and one time writer who becomes the prime suspect in a brutal murder. Hot on her trail is a police detective (Michael Douglas), who expectedly falls for the charms of the beautiful suspect. The film established Stone as a film star to reckon with. However, in the Golden Globe Best Actress race, she lost to the higly deserving Emma Thompson for "Howard's End".

12. "The Life of Emile Zola" won Best Picture of 1937. Which movie won Best Director?

From Quiz Best Picture and Director

Answer: The Awful Truth

"The Awful Truth" starred Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, and was directed by Leo McCarey. "The Life of Emile Zola" starred Paul Muni and Joseph Schildkraut and was directed by William Dieterle.

13. In 1989, the comedic film "Shirley Valentine" earned its lead actress a Best Actress nomination. Name this gifted actress.

From Quiz They've Been Nominated!

Answer: Pauline Collins

For her unforgettable turn as a neglected wife who discovered her true self on a vacation in Greece in "Shirley Valentine", British actress Pauline Collins wowed Oscar voters. Unfortunately for Collins, Jessica Tandy ("Driving Miss Daisy") went on to collect the top prize.

14. Australia won its very first Oscar for the 1942 film "Kokoda Front Line". In which category was this?

From Quiz Oscars - The Aussie Connection

Answer: Best Documentary Feature

Ken Hall and Damien Parer won Australia's first Oscar for this film. The Oscars presented in 1943, 1944, and 1945 were actually made of plaster because of wartime shortages. Recipients returned them after the war and had them replaced with normal statuettes. Hall never did this because he said he wanted to keep his award as a "wartime Oscar".

15. What 1934 film, the first to win Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, swept the Oscars, winning in all five categories in which it was nominated?

From Quiz Never Lost the Oscar

Answer: It Happened One Night

Frank Capra directed this delightful screwball comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Claudette Colbert runs away from her wealthy father who opposes her upcoming wedding. Clark Gable plays a gruff reporter who chases her down looking for a story. It also won for Best Screenplay.

16. What distinction does Lucien Hubbard hold?

From Quiz The Producers

Answer: He produced the first Best Film winner

Hubbard produced "Wings" in 1928, the first ever Best Film winner. It is also the first silent film to have won the Best Film award.

17. Which film won the Volkswagen Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival?

From Quiz 2002 Film Festival Awards

Answer: The Magdalene Sisters

"The Magdalene Sisters" by Peter Mullan depicts "the living nightmare four young women endure after they are wrongfully condemned to an asylum by their families and the Irish Catholic Church." (www.e.bell.ca/filmfest/2002/mediacentre/release.asp - The Official Site of the Toronto International Film Festival)

18. The performer who started Oscar's trend toward honoring handicapped roles was a WWII vet who lost his hands in an explosion. He won a Best Supporting Actor Award. Who was he?

From Quiz Handicapping Oscar

Answer: Harold Russell

Essentially a non-actor, Mr. Russell won both a Supporting Actor Award and Special Achievement Award for 'The Best Years of Our Lives.' It would be over 40 years later that he would work again as an actor.

19. Who was the first person to direct himself to a Best Actor nomination?

From Quiz Actor-Directors and Oscar

Answer: Charlie Chaplin

While Chaplin directed himself to a special Oscar for writing, directing and acting in 'The Circus' in 1927, his first official Best Actor nomination was for 1940's 'The Great Dictator'.

20. Which actress did these directors direct to an Oscar nomination/win? Alan Parker, Joel Coen, Cameron Crowe.

From Quiz Oscar-Nominated Performers by Director

Answer: Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actress for 'Mississippi Burning' (Parker, 1988); Best Actress for 'Fargo' (Coen, 1996 - WIN); Best Supporting Actress for 'Almost Famous' (Crowe, 2000)

21. As of March 2000, who has hosted the Oscars the most?

From Quiz Oscar Hosts

Answer: Bob Hope

Bob has hosted and co-hosted a total of 16 times.

22. Tom Hanks is a very accomplished actor with two Oscars in the 20th century and a number of nominations. In which movie did he portray Chuck Noland for which he was nominated for Best Actor?

From Quiz Actors and their Characters: Part 2

Answer: Cast Away

Tom Hanks portrayed Chuck Noland in the 2000 survival drama "Cast Away" - the sole survivor of a plane crash who is stranded alone on a South Pacific island. The story follows his attempts to survive and get back to civilisation. That year Russell Crowe won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Gladiator". In the 1988 fantasy comedy "Big" he portrayed Josh Baskin for which he received a nomination for Best Actor, but that year was won by Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man". Tom Hanks won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett as a senior partner but homosexual lawyer in the 1993 legal drama film "Philadelphia". Tom portrayed Fred Rogers, a children's television presenter, in the 2019 movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

23. For which character did Robert De Niro win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor?

From Quiz Actors and their Characters: Part 1

Answer: Vito Corleone ("The Godfather Part II")

Robert De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake LaMotta in the 1980 sports drama "Raging Bull". It was for his role as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 crime epic "The Godfather Part II" that he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in "Taxi Driver" and "The Deer Hunter" and Best Supporting Actor in "Silver Linings Playbook".

24. Each year, several popular stars of yesteryear are honored. They give interviews and one star gets his/her foot and hand prints in front of (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theater. Who were two of the stars appearing in 2015?

From Quiz 2015 TCM Film Festival

Answer: Sophia Loren and Christopher Plummer

Sophia Loren was in attendance at the showing of her movie, "Marriage Italian Style", and gave an interview to be shown later on TCM. Christopher Plummer was there for the showing of his film "The Sound of Music". He was also honored with the hand and footprint ceremony. In addition, other stars honored were 100-year old Norman Lloyd (best known for his title role in 1942's "Saboteur"), Shirley MacLaine, stuntman Terry Leonard and award-winning film editor, Anne V. Coates.

25. Kathy Bates won Best Actress for her role as former nurse Annie Wilkes in what 1990 Stephen King adaptation also starring James Caan?

From Quiz Horror Movies at the Oscars

Answer: Misery

Set almost entirely in a Colorado mountain house, the film followed writer Paul Sheldon who, fresh off completing what was to be his final novel, got into a car crash and was saved by his alleged 'number one fan', Annie Wilkes. Bedridden, it turned out that he was powerless to escape and, despite being his fan, Annie was intent on making him finish the story the way she had always wanted. Bates won Best Actress and, despite "The Green Mile" being nominated several times over in a later year, it was the only win for a Stephen King nomination in the twentieth century.

26. Greer Garson won an Oscar in 1943. For which film did she take home the golden statuette?

From Quiz Some Oscar History Part I

Answer: Mrs. Miniver

She couldn't resist "the opportunity of a lifetime". Garson started by declaring herself "practically unprepared" and then launched into seven minutes of thanks for having won for her performance. Award winners are officially allowed 45 seconds for their acceptance speech. The film also won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. She was nominated for Best Actress for "Madame Curie", "Blossoms in the Dust" and "The Valley of Decision"", but did not take home those Oscars.

27. "Mommie Dearest" was named Worst Picture of 1981 by the Golden Raspberries. Complete this famous quote: "I told you! No ___________, ever!"

From Quiz Cheesy Masterpieces

Answer: wire hangers

The "Wire Hangers" scene was one of the great camp moments of the 1980s, and has been parodied many times in the decades since "Mommie Dearest" came out. Joan Crawford has a hysterical melt-down when Christina puts her clothes on... wire hangers! Faye Dunaway is unintentionally hilarious (at least I don't think its intentional) in one of the most over-the-top performances, well...ever. Along with being Worst Picture, Dunaway won worst actress, Steve Forrest won for worst Supporting Actor, and Diana Scarwid won for worst Supporting Actress. Mara Hobel earned two nominations, for her acting and for Worst Newcomer. "Mommie Dearest" also hold the distinction of being named "Worst Picture of the Decade" for the 1980s. "Mommie Dearest" put Dunaway on the list of Academy Award winners (1976 for "Network") who also own a Razzie. She won another Razzie for her work in the 1993 thriller "The Temp" and was nominated for "Supergirl" (1984) and "Albino Alligator" (1996). As for "Mommie Dearest", it was based on the scathing autobiography of Christina Crawford, daughter of film star Joan Crawford. Scarwid won the Razzie for her portrayal of the adult Christina, beating out Hobel as the child Christina.

28. "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?

From Quiz Indians at the Oscars

Answer: Nights of Cabiria

"Nights of Cabiria" was an Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. "Mother India" starred Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar. During the filming, Sunil Dutt saved Nargis during a fire sequence and the two married within a year. Their marriage had to be kept under wraps for a while because Dutt played her son in the movie. The opening sequence of the movie showed the producer's logo, which was a hammer and a sickle. It had to be edited out for the Oscars since the Cold War was on at the time.

29. What movie won the Golden Turkey Award for the Worst Title of All Time?

From Quiz The Golden Turkey Awards

Answer: Rat Pfink A Boo Boo

"Rat Pfink A Boo Boo" was of course the classic thriller/camp hero movie by Ray Dennis Steckler. Years later, Steckler had an encounter with Harry Medved years later in which Medved told him that he had just seen "Rat Pfink" and was now sorry to have disparaged it the way he had in the book. Steckler, like most people, was more shocked that Medved would write anything about a movie he had never seen.

30. Director John Ford won four Best Director Oscars. Which of his Best Director movies also won Best Picture?

From Quiz Best Picture and Director

Answer: How Green Was My Valley

"How Green Was My Valley" won Best Picture for 1941. Ford won Best Director for "The Informer" in 1935, but "Mutiny on the Bounty" won Best Picture. He won Best Director for "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1940, but Hitchcock's "Rebecca" won Best Picture. Ford won Best Director for "The Quiet Man" in 1952, but "The Greatest Show on Earth" won Best Picture.

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