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The Oscars – Best Picture Awards

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# 1: 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).

# 2: 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).

# 3: 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.

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

# 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: 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.

# 7: 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.

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

The Verdict
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: All of the following has been awarded an Oscar for Best Picture, except:

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

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

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



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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