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The Oscars – Random Quiz Questions

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# 1: Which of the following bands has received an Oscar for Best Original Score?

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The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) received an Oscar for Best Original Song Score with Let It Be (1970) at the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971.

# 2: 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?)

# 3: 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.

# 4: What musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962?

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West Side Story won 10 Academy Awards in its 11 nominated categories, including Best Picture. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.

# 5: The following were all nominated for Best Actress at the 60th Academy Awards (1988). Who won the Award?

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At the 60th Academy Awards in 1988, Cher won the Best Actress award for her role in Moonstruck. Olympia Dukakis, as Rose Castorini in the same film, won the award for Best Supporting Actress.

# 6: This Swedish actor received his second Academy Award nomination for his role as the renter in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2012). What is his name?

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Max von Sydow. At age 82, Max von Sydow became the second oldest man to be nominated for a Best Actor Award.

# 7: What British drama film directed by Danny Boyle 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).

# 8: Which film by Gore Verbinski received the Best Animated Feature Award in 2012?

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Rango by Gore Verbinski won the Best Animated Feature Award at 84th Academy Awards. This computer-animated western film features the voices of actors such as Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher.

# 9: With a record number of Academy Awards for a performer, Katherine Hepburn has how many Awards?

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Katharine Hepburn won four Academy Awards, the record number for a performer, and a total of 12 Oscar nominations for Best Actress. This number of nominations is surpassed only by Meryl Streep. Hepburn also holds the record for the longest time span between first and last Oscar nominations, at 48 years

# 10: Who won the Best Director Award for the film Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015?

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Alejandro Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for and win the Academy Award for Best Director. He was awarded the Oscar for Birdman in 2015 and won again in 2016 with The Revenant. He is the third director to win back to back Oscars, following John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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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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