The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: Which picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson won four awards in 2007:

Martin Scorsese won the Academy Award
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.

# 2: Which band performed the Oscar winning song Take My Breath Away from the film Top Gun (1986)?

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Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock won the Academy Award for Best Original Song with Take My Breath Away at the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. The song was performed by Berlin and featured in Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott.

# 3: Who directed the award winning film Titanic (1997)?

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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.

# 4: Who plays Raymond’s selfish brother in Rain Man (1988)?

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Tom Cruise plays the role as the abrasive and selfish Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that he has a brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic savant.

At the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, Rain Man won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dustin Hoffman.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Who wrote the Oscar winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King?

The Lion King
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995. Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.

# 8: Who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in the film On the Golden Pond?

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Katharine Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role. Jane Fonda was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

# 9: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 62nd Academy Awards (1990). Which film won the Award?

Driving Miss Daisy
My Left Foot
Dead Poets Society
Born on the Fourth of July
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American film directed by Bruce Beresford. It is adapted from a play by Alfred Uhry. Morgan Freeman plays the role as Hoke Colburn, an African American chauffeur. Jessica Tandy plays Miss Daisy, a 73-year-old wealthy white Jewish widowed school teacher. At the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990, the film was nominated in nine categories, winning four for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

# 10: At the 85th Academy Awards in 2013, Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in:

Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar 2013
Daniel Day-Lewis won his third award for the role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. Previously, he has won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007).

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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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