The Oscars – Best Picture Awards

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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Which film, directed by Ben Affleck, won the Best Picture award at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013?

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Argo won three awards, including Best Picture. Life of Pi won four awards including Best Director for Ang Lee.

# 4: 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.

# 5: In 1993, the winner of Best Picture is about retired Old West gunslinger William Munny, who reluctantly takes on one last job. The film?

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At the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, Unforgiven won four Oscars out of nine nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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

# 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: Which of these films won the Best Picture Award in 1982?

Missing
The Verdict
Tootsie
Gandhi
Gandhi, Tootsie, The Verdict, ans Missing were all nominated at the 55th Academy Awards. Gandhi written by John Briley, produced and directed by Richard Attenborough, and with Ben Kingsley in the title role won the Award. Gandhi was nominated in eleven categories, winning eight, including Best Director for Attenborough and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley.

# 9: From which Oscar-winning picture is this quote: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

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The quote is from Forrest Gump, 1994. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.

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

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

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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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