The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: The following films have received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, except:

Toy Story 3
Ratatouille
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E
Kung Fu Panda by John Wayne Stevenson and Mark Osborne was nominated in 2009, but the Award went to WALL-E. Ratatouille won at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony in 2008 and Toy Story 3 won in 2011.

# 2: The following were all nominated for Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards (1989). Who won the Award?

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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.

# 3: Who plays 18-year-old Jamal Malik in the award winning Slumdog Millionaire?

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At the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, Slumdog Millionaire was received 10 nominations and won 8 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Danny Boyle).

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, played by Dev Patel.

# 4: In 1989, Carly Simon won the Academy Award for Best Original Song with:

Carly Simon
Let the River Run was featured in the 1988 film Working Girl. Composed and written by Carly Simon, the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989.

# 5: Who won the Award for Best Director at the 57th Academy Awards (1985)?

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The big winner at the 57th Academy Awards in 1985 was Milos Forman's Amadeus. The film had received 11 nominations and won 8 Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Milos Forman, and Best actor for F. Murray Abraham. Both Woody Allen and David Lynch were nominated for Best Director two year later at the 59th Academy Awards, but neither won. Martin Scorsese was nominated for The Last Temptation of Christ at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989. The winner that year was Barry Levinson (Rain Man).

# 6: The role as Clarice Starling in the Oscar winning picture The Silence of the Lambs is played by which actress?

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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.

# 7: The following were all nominated for Best Actor at the 62nd Academy Awards (1990). Who won the Award?

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In 1990, Daniel Day-Lewis won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989).

# 8: Citizen Kane was the winner of the 1941 Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). Who directed the film?

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Citizen Kane was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories. Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). Often considered by critics to be the greatest film ever made. Citizen Kane failed to win Best Picture, which instead was awarded to John Ford's How Green Was My Valley.

# 9: 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.

# 10: The following films have received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, except:

Monsters, Inc
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Shrek
Monsters, Inc. by Pete Docter and John Lasseter was nominated in 2002, but the Award went to Shrek. Finding Nemo won at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony in 2004 and The Incredibles won the following year, 2005.

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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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