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The Oscars – Best Picture Awards

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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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).

# 3: 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.

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

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

# 5: 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.

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

Zorba the Greek
Dr. Strangelove
My Fair Lady
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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

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

Gandhi
Missing
The Verdict
Tootsie
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.

# 10: 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).

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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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