The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: Which film by the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1984?

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Three of Bergman's films won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:
        • The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), 1960.
         
   
        • Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel), 1961.
         
   
        • Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), 1983.
         
    Pelle the Conqueror, which won an award in 1988, is not a film by Bergman. It was directed by the Danish director Bille August. Jacob the Liar is a 1975 East German-Czechoslovakian Holocaust film directed by Frank Beyer.

# 2: At the 80th Academy Awards in 2008, Ethan and Joel Coen received the Best Director Award for which film?

Ethan and Joel Coen received the Best Director Award
No Country for Old Men won four awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Ethan and Joel Coen. There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was nominated the same year. Both films were nominated in eight categories each.

# 3: Sebastian Wilder and Mia Dolan are characters in which film from 2016?

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Emma Stone plays Mia, an on-studio barista and aspiring actress, and Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a struggling jazz pianist in La La Land.

# 4: With this famous 1941 film, Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay):

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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.

# 5: In 1983, Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in:

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In 1983, Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Sophie's Choice.

# 6: Who won the Best Actor Award for his role as Hugh Glass in 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards (2015). Which film won the Award?

The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won the Best Picture Award in 2015.

# 9: What film about a Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, won the Best Picture award in 2009?

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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, who is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Kaun Banega Crorepati? (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?)

# 10: 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.

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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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