Academy Awards Trivia Quiz #4Printable Academy Awards Trivia Quiz
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In 2011, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as the king in the movie, "The King's speech"?
a. James Franco
b. Colin Firth
c. Javier Bardem
d. Jeff Bridges
Colin Firth - The King's speech also won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Select the actress who won the Best Actress Oscar BEFORE the others.
a. Vivien Leigh
b. Ginger Rogers
c. Katherine Hepburn
d. Bette Davis
Katherine Hepburn - Throughout her career, Hepburn won four Academy Awards for Best Actress with the first being in 1934 for her part in the film Morning Glory.
Presented in March of 1977, which of the following nominated films won the Best Picture Oscar at the 49th Academy Awards?
a. Bound for Glory
c. Taxi Driver
d. All the President's Men
Rocky - Rocky was filmed on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days.
Anne Hathaway won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Fantine in which of these movies?
a. One Day
b. Rachel Getting Married
c. Les Miserables
Les Miserables - In 2010, Anne won an Emmy Award for her voice-over work on the Simpsons.
Name the first, and only, silent film to win a Best Picture Oscar.
b. The General
c. The Great Train Robbery
d. The Birth of a Nation
Wings - Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927, Wings is a silent full-length romantic action-war picture.
Who won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the role of Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln"?
a. Bradley Cooper
b. Joaquin Phoenix
c. Denzel Washington
d. Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis - Daniel has won three Best Actor Oscars during his career.
Based on a book by Sylvia Nasar, the film "A Beautiful Mind" won the Best Picture Academy Award in which year?
2001 - This movie starred Russell Crowe and Ed Harris.
American actor Kevin Spacey won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Lester Burnham in which movie?
a. American Beauty
c. Forrest Gump
d. Leaving Las Vegas
American Beauty - Kevin won numerous other film awards for his role in the film.
Which of the following Best Picture Oscar winners was set during World War II?
a. The Deer Hunter
c. The Bridge on the River Kwai
d. All Quiet on the Western Front
The Bridge on the River Kwai - Released in 1957, The Bridge on the River Kwai was based on the 1952 novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai by Pierre Boulle.
In 2000, Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for playing which of these characters?
c. Sara Wayland
Lisa - She played the part of Lisa in the Oscar winning film, Girl Interrupted.
Which of these movie series received Oscar nominations for all three film parts?
a. The Godfather
b. Harry Potter
c. Dirty Harry
d. Star Wars
The Godfather - The Lord of the Rings trilogy also received nominations for each movie.
Who won the best director Oscar in 2010 for the film "The Hurt Locker"?
a. Kathryn Bigelow
b. David O. Russell
c. Darren Aronofsky
d. David Fincher
Kathryn Bigelow - Kathryn was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
Which 1969 film holds the record for receiving the most nominations at nine without being nominated for Best Picture?
a. Barefoot in the Park
b. Anne of the Thousand Days
c. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They' is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace McCoy.
Which of the following novels, which was made into a film, won both the Best Picture Oscar and the Pulitzer Prize?
a. All the King's Men
b. The Stepford Wives
c. The Devil Wears Prada
d. Schindler's List
All the King's Men - Robert Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for All the King's Men in 1947. Adapted for film in 1949 and 2006, the 1949 version won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Which of these films won the Oscar for Best Picture BEFORE the others?
a. Chariots of Fire
b. Out of Africa
c. Rain Man
d. Driving Miss Daisy
Chariots of Fire - Released in 1981, Chariots of Fire was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture.
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