The Oscars – Best Picture Awards – Film Quiz

The Oscars - Best Picture Awards

Oscars - Best Picture Awards

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

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

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

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

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All of the following have been awarded an Oscar for Best Picture, except:

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Mel Gibson produced and directed this Academy Award winner from 1995:

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

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Best Picture Awards Quiz

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Film
Questions
10
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Do You Remember Which Films Got an Oscar?

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

The Early Years

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, have been the highest honor in filmmaking.

From the silent epics of the 1920s to the emergence of sound in the 1930s, movies like “Wings,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and “Gone with the Wind” captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, setting the stage for a golden age of cinema.

Golden Age Glory: 1941-1960

The Best Picture category witnessed various masterpieces as Hollywood entered its golden era. From sweeping epics like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Ben-Hur” to intimate dramas like “On the Waterfront” and “All About Eve,” filmmakers pushed boundaries and explored new frontiers in storytelling.

Iconic directors such as David Lean, Billy Wilder, and Elia Kazan captivated audiences with their visionary storytelling, earning acclaim and accolades for their contributions to the medium.



New Waves and Cultural Shifts: 1961-1980

The 1960s and 1970s brought about a seismic shift in the film industry as filmmakers challenged traditional norms. From the groundbreaking works of the French New Wave to the emergence of New Hollywood, movies like “The Apartment,” “The Godfather,” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” reflected the tumultuous times. These films not only entertained but also provoked thought and inspired change, earning critical acclaim and shaping the course of cinema.

Modern Masterpieces and Diverse Voices: 1981-Present

In recent decades, the Best Picture category has celebrated diverse voices and perspectives from around the world. From epic blockbusters like “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” to intimate dramas like “Moonlight” and “Parasite,” filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and redefine the art form. Moreover, the category has seen an increasing recognition of international talent, with films from countries like South Korea, Mexico, and Iran earning acclaim and accolades on the global stage.

How Many Do You Remember>

The winners are only sometimes what experts anticipated; many great films and actors have been ignored. Still, the Oscars have a significant impact on the movie business. An Oscar or a nomination boosts a film or an artist’s career. Whether an Oscar is well-deserved or not, the movies awarded an Oscar for Best Picture are all worth seeing.

Take this quiz and see how many of them you remember!

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