The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: Who played the role as Gandhi in the Oscar winning film about the life of Gandhi (1982)?

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Gandhi was nominated for Academy Awards in eleven categories, winning eight at 55th Academy Award in 1983, including Best Picture. Richard Attenborough won for Best Director, and Ben Kingsley for Best Actor.

# 2: Which Award winning actress plays a role in both Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help?

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Emma Stone, who won the best Actress Award in 2017, plays Skeeter Phelan in The Help (2011) and Hannah in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011).

# 3: Which award winning film from 1997 stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet?

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play members of different social classes who fall in love aboard Titanic during its maiden voyage.

At the 1998 Academy Awards, Titanic was nominated in 14 categories. The same number as the record set in 1950 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve. Titanic won a record-tying 11 awards including Best Director for James Cameron and Best Picture.

Neither Leonardo DiCaprio nor Kate Winslet won an award.

In Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio plays against Claire Danes.

# 4: At the 84th Academy Awards in 2012, Jean Dujardin won an Oscar for his role as George Valentin in this film:

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The Artist won five awards, including Best Actor for Jean Dujardin, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, and Best Picture, the first silent feature to win an Academy Award for Best Picture since 1929.

# 5: In 2018, Guillermo del Toro won the Best Director Award with this film:

Guillermo del Toro
The Shape of Water is a 2017 drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. The film got 13 nominations at the 90th Academy Awards 2018. It won for Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

# 6: Who plays the leading role as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July?

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Tom Cruise plays the leading role as Ron Kovic. This role earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Born on the Fourth of July was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Director and Best Film Editing.

# 7: Who directed the political thriller Argo which won three awards in 2013, including Best Picture?

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Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. Affleck also plays the role as Tony Mendez in the film. He produced the film together with Grant Heslov and George Clooney. George Clooney became the third individual to win Oscars for both acting and producing.

# 8: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards (1992). Which film won the Award?

Beauty and the Beast
The Silence of the Lambs
JFK
Bugsy
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American film directed by Jonathan Demme. Jodie Foster plays the role as Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins the role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The film won five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Demme), Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).

# 9: At the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, Clint Eastwood won the award for Best Director with this film:

Clint Eastwood
At the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, Unforgiven won four Oscars out of nine nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

# 10: The Academy Award winning song City of Stars was featured in which film?

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La la Land received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, tying the record for most nominations with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950). The film won the six awards including Best Original Score (City of Stars).

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Random Quiz Questions about The Oscars

Take a trip down memory lane with 90 years of Academy Awards nominations and price ceremonies. How many of our celebrated actors, actresses, directors, producers, song writers, and other performers do you remember?

This is the ultimate challenge for any movie buff who likes to follow the Oscars. You’ll find questions about the very first awards in 1929 until the most recent one.

10 questions are drawn from a pool of more than 150 questions.

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