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Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! Trivia Quiz


I know it's not that time of year, however, I'll give you the year and the film that won the Oscar for Best Picture of that year. Of the four choices, you pick the film that WAS NOT nominated for Best Picture that particular year.

A multiple-choice quiz by angiekus. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
angiekus
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
94,452
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
6 / 15
Plays
3671
Last 3 plays: Andyboy2021 (15/15), Guest 108 (5/15), Guest 174 (5/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. 1945 "The Lost Weekend" won. Which of these was NOT nominated? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. 1946 "The Best Years of Our Lives" won. Of the following, which was NOT nominated that year? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. 1947 "Gentlemen's Agreement" was the Best Picture winner. Which of the following was NOT up against it? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. 1948 "Hamlet" was the winner. One of these was NOT in competition with it - which one? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. 1949 "All The King's Men" won the Oscar. Which of the following wasn't even nominated? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. 1950 "All About Eve" was the winning film. Which of these greats did NOT get a nomination? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. 1951 "An American in Paris" was the winner. Which of the following was surprisingly absent from the nomination list? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. 1952 "The Greatest Show on Earth" took home the award. Which movie, of those listed, was NOT in the running? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. 1953 "From Here to Eternity" won. Which of these did NOT figure in the Best Picture nominations? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. 1954 "On the Waterfront" was the winner. Which film was NOT nominated that year? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. 1955 "Marty" won the Oscar for Best Picture. One of these was NOT a nominee. Which one? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. 1956 "Around the World in 80 Days" was named Best Picture. Which of the following was NOT nominated? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. 1957 "The Bridge on the River Kwai" whistled its way to a Best Picture Oscar. Which of the films listed was NOT a nominee that year? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. 1958 "Gigi" was Best Picture. Of the following, which film was NOT a nominee? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. 1959 "Ben-Hur" beat the competition. Which of the following was NOT included in the short list of nominees? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1945 "The Lost Weekend" won. Which of these was NOT nominated?

Answer: The Story of G.I. Joe

The missing nominee is that Crawford Classic "Mildred Pierce".
2. 1946 "The Best Years of Our Lives" won. Of the following, which was NOT nominated that year?

Answer: To Each His Own

The missing nominee is "It's a Wonderful Life". Actually, I think "To Each His Own" is better than "....Wonderful Life".
3. 1947 "Gentlemen's Agreement" was the Best Picture winner. Which of the following was NOT up against it?

Answer: A Double Life

The missing nominee is "Miracle on 34th Street".
4. 1948 "Hamlet" was the winner. One of these was NOT in competition with it - which one?

Answer: I Remember Mama

The missing nominee is "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".
5. 1949 "All The King's Men" won the Oscar. Which of the following wasn't even nominated?

Answer: Champion

The missing nominee is "The Heiress".
6. 1950 "All About Eve" was the winning film. Which of these greats did NOT get a nomination?

Answer: Harvey

The missing nominee, of course, is "Sunset Boulevard".
7. 1951 "An American in Paris" was the winner. Which of the following was surprisingly absent from the nomination list?

Answer: The African Queen

Got this one right? Good for you! The missing nominee is "A Streetcar Named Desire".
8. 1952 "The Greatest Show on Earth" took home the award. Which movie, of those listed, was NOT in the running?

Answer: Viva Zapata

The worst movie (besides "The English Patient") to win Best Picture. The missing nominee is "High Noon".
9. 1953 "From Here to Eternity" won. Which of these did NOT figure in the Best Picture nominations?

Answer: Come Back, Little Sheba

Had a real 'Roman' theme that year. The missing nominee was the western "Shane".
10. 1954 "On the Waterfront" was the winner. Which film was NOT nominated that year?

Answer: A Star is Born

The missing nominee is "The Country Girl".
11. 1955 "Marty" won the Oscar for Best Picture. One of these was NOT a nominee. Which one?

Answer: East Of Eden

The missing nominee is "Mister Roberts".
12. 1956 "Around the World in 80 Days" was named Best Picture. Which of the following was NOT nominated?

Answer: Lust For Life

The missing nominee is "Giant". Everyone comments on how 1939 was a banner year for films, but I think 1956 is just as wonderful with the previously mentioned films plus "Umberto D", "Written on the Wind", "La Strada" and "The Bad Seed" to name a few.
13. 1957 "The Bridge on the River Kwai" whistled its way to a Best Picture Oscar. Which of the films listed was NOT a nominee that year?

Answer: A Farewell to Arms

The missing nominee is the Brando film "Sayonara".
14. 1958 "Gigi" was Best Picture. Of the following, which film was NOT a nominee?

Answer: South Pacific

The missing nominee is the Big Daddy classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
15. 1959 "Ben-Hur" beat the competition. Which of the following was NOT included in the short list of nominees?

Answer: Suddenly, Last Summer

The missing nominee is "The Diary of Anne Frank". Suddenly, this quiz is over...look for the 1960s soon!
Source: Author angiekus

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