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The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: In 2007, Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Idi Amin in this film:

Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Idi Amin
Forest Whitaker received outstanding critical acclaim for his performance as dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. He won Best Actor at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

# 2: Who plays the leading role as Christy Brown in My Left Foot?

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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).

# 3: Who directed the following films about the Vietnam war: Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and Heaven & Earth?

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Platoon is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by Oliver Stone. It was followed by 1989's Born on the Fourth of July and 1993's Heaven & Earth. Oliver Stone has received three Academy Awards for his work on the films Midnight Express, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July.

# 4: 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.

# 5: Who won the Best Actor Award for his role in Wall Street (1987)?

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Michael Douglas received the Best Actor Award at the 60th Academy Awards ceremony in 1988 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. The film stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen.

# 6: The Maltese Falcon was nominated for Best Picture (Outstanding Motion Picture) in 1942. Who played the main character in the film?

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The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film directed by John Huston. It stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client.

# 7: 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.

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

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

# 9: Who got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the maid Minny Jackson in the Help?

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For her role as Minny in the Help, Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

# 10: Who won the Best Actor Award for his role in Manchester By the Sea?

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Casey Affleck won the Oscar for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

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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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