The Oscars – Best Picture Awards

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

# 2: 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.

# 3: In what year were these films nominated for Best Picture: The Deer Hunter, Heaven Can Wait, and Midnight Express?

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Five films were nominated at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979. Two of the films, Coming Home and The Deer Hunter, were anti-war films that reflected the nation's growing resentment over the Vietnam War. The other three nominations were Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Express, and An Unmarried Woman. The Deer Hunter won five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Michael Cimino).

# 4: Which film directed by Steve McQueen won the Best Picture award at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014?

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12 Years a Slave is a 2013 historical drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup. It is the third feature film directed by Steve McQueen written by John Ridley. In 2014, the film was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama, and won three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ridley).

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

The Silence of the Lambs
The Last Emperor
Born on the Fourth of July
Dances with Wolves
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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

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

Zorba the Greek
My Fair Lady
Dr. Strangelove
Mary Poppins
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: 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: 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.

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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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