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The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: Who plays the role as Hugh Glass in the Academy Award winning film The Revenant?

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In 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio had been nominated for six Academy Awards (five for acting and one for producing). For his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant, he won his first Academy Award for Best Actor.

# 2: At the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, Unforgiven won the award for Best Picture and Best Director. Who directed the film?

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

# 3: Which Oscar nominated film from 1989 tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry?

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Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American film directed by Peter Weir. Robin Williams plays the role as John Keating, an English teacher who encourages his students to make their lives extraordinary. The film was nominated in four categories, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actor. It won in only one category: Best Original Screenplay (Tom Schulman).

# 4: Which American political thriller about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis won the Best Picture award 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.

# 5: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” This quote is from which film?

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The Graduate is a 1967 American film directed by Mike Nichols, who was awarded an Oscar for Best Director. Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, and Katharine Ross earned Oscar nominations for their performances. The film was also nominated in the categories: Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture.

# 6: Who became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor?

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James Dean was nominated posthumously for the 1956 Academy Awards as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in East of Eden. It was the first official posthumous acting nomination in Academy Awards history. Dean received his second posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Giant, which was released in 1956, after his death.

# 7: Who won the Best Actor Award for his role in Forrest Gump in 1995?

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At the 67th Academy Awards in 1995, Forrest Gump won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.

# 8: These films were nominated in Best Picture category 2018. Which film won?

Darkest Hour
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
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.

# 9: In Oscar-nominated Nebraska (2013), an old man makes a trip to Nebraska to do what?

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) wants to go to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect a $1 million sweepstakes prize he has won.

# 10: Who won the Best Director Award for Out of Africa in 1986?

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Out of Africa is a 1985 American film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack. The film is based loosely on book by Danish author Karen Blixen. Robert Redford and Meryl Streep play the leading characters.

The film was nominated in 11 categories and won seven, including: Best Picture, Best Director (Sydney Pollack), Best Adapted Screenplay (Kurt Luedtke), and Best Original Score (John Barry).



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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