The Oscars – Best Picture Awards

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# 1: Mel Gibson produced and directed this winner from 1995:

# 2: Which film won the Best Picture Award at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015?

Boyhood
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won the Best Picture Award in 2015.

# 3: Which remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese in 2007?

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The Departed won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese. It was Scorsese's first Oscar after eight nominations. The Departed is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg.

# 4: Which film by the Italian director Federico Fellini won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1975?

Federico Fellini
The 47th Academy Awards in 1975, Amarcord won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Writing (Original Screenplay). Scent of a Woman was directed by Dino Risi and nominated for an award in 1976.

# 5: Which was the first color film to win an Oscar for Best Picture?

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At the 12th Academy Awards held in 1940, Gone with the Wind set a record for wins and nominations. It won eight Oscars from a total of 13 nominations. It was the first color movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

# 6: All of the following has been awarded an Oscar for Best Picture, except:

Born on the Fourth of July
Dances with Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor got the Best Picture Award in 1987, Dances with Wolves   in 1990, and The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July was nominated in 1989 but lost to Driving Miss Daisy.

# 7: Which was the first film of Oliver Stone’s trilogy about the Vietnam War, awarded with an Oscar in 1987?

Oliver Stone
Platoon is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by Oliver Stone (followed by 1989's Born on the Fourth of July and 1993's Heaven & Earth). The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. It also won Best Director for Oliver Stone, as well as Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

# 8: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards (1965). Which film won the Award?

Dr. Strangelove
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady
Zorba the Greek
My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Cukor. It is adaptation of the musical of the same name, which originally was based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. At the 37th Academy Awards (1965), My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

# 9: At the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, which film by Francis Ford Coppola won the award for Best Picture?

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The Godfather won three Oscars in 1973, Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Puzo and Coppola). Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski, was nominated at the 47th Academy Awards. That year the Best Picture Award went to The Godfather Part II.

# 10: The first Academy Awards were presented in what year?

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The first Academy Awards were presented on 16 May 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.

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Do You Remember Which Films Got an Oscar?

This quiz with 10 questions and answers takes you back in time to some of the most influential films and the ones that were awarded with the Best Picture Award.

The winners aren’t always what experts anticipated, many great films and actors have been ignored. Still, the Oscars have a great impact on the movie business. An Oscar or a nomination gives a film or an artist’s career a real boost, and regardless if an Oscar is well-deserved or not, the films that have been awarded an Oscar for Best Picture are all worth seeing.

How many of them do you remember?

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