The Oscars – Best Actress Awards – Film Quiz

The Oscars - Best Actress Awards

Oscars - Best Actress Awards

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Which famous artist received the Best Actress Award for her role in Moonstruck in 1988?

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Hilary Swank got the Best Actress Award for her role in which film?

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Who holds the record with 21 Academy Award nominations (17 for Best Actress and 4 for Best Supporting Actress)?

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In 2002, who won the Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Monster's Ball?

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In 2007, Helen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrait of which member of the British Royal Family?

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In 2006, who won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for her role in Walk the Line, the movie about country music legend Johnny Cash?

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In 2003, Nicole Kidman won the Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. What was the name of the film?

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At the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010, she won the Best Actress award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side:

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At the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, who won the Best Actress Award for her role in Blue Jasmine?

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Kate Winslet has been awarded an Oscar for her role in which of these films?

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Best Actress Award

Janet Gaynor received the Best Actress Award at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 for her roles in 7th Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise.

Since then, the Academy has awarded more than 70 actresses in this category.

The Silver Screen: 1929-1940

In the early years of the Oscars, stars like Janet Gaynor, Bette Davis, and Vivien Leigh captivated audiences with their portrayals of unforgettable characters. From Gaynor’s touching performance in “Seventh Heaven” to Leigh’s iconic turn as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.”

Golden Era Glamour: 1941-1960

As Hollywood entered its golden age, the Best Actress category witnessed a wealth of talent and diversity. Actresses such as Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor enchanted audiences with their timeless beauty and captivating performances. Whether it was Bergman’s haunting portrayal of a troubled pianist in “Gaslight” or Hepburn’s iconic role as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” these women left an indelible mark on cinematic history.

Feminist Movements and Cultural Shifts: 1961-1980

The 1960s and 1970s brought about a seismic shift in the film industry, with actresses demanding more representation and recognition for their contributions.

From Katharine Hepburn’s record-breaking four wins to Meryl Streep’s unmatched versatility and range, actresses paved the way for greater diversity and empowerment on screen. Whether tackling social issues or portraying complex female characters, they redefined the role of women in cinema, inspiring future generations with their courage and conviction.

Modern Icons and Global Voices: 1981-Present

In recent decades, the Best Actress category has celebrated diverse talent and voices worldwide.

From Cate Blanchett’s performance in “Blue Jasmine” to Lupita Nyong’o’s powerful portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years a Slave,” actresses have continued to push boundaries and defy expectations, bringing depth and authenticity to their roles.

The category has also seen an increasing recognition of international talent, with actresses like Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, and Olivia Colman.

How Many Do You Remember?

One actress has walked away with four Oscars in this category. Another actress has almost 20 nominations (more than 20 when counting all categories) but only two wins (three in total).

Do you know who these actresses are?

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