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#1. Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in all of these films, except:

Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated as Best Actor for The Aviator (2005), Blood Diamond (2007), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2014). For his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant, he won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016. He won the AACTA Award for his role in The Great Gatsby, but was not nominated for an Academy Award.

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#2. In 1999, Life Is Beautiful was nominated for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. Which country submitted the film?

Life Is Beautiful was the second film nominated simultaneously for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. Its 7 nominations were the most for a foreign language film at the time. It won 3 Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Roberto Benigni.

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#3. In 2010, Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress Award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in:

At the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010, Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

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#4. All of the following got Johnny Mercer Academy Awards for Best Original Song, except:

Johnny Mercer was nominated 18 times. He won four awards for On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (The Harvey Girls), In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (Here Comes The Groom), Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Days of Wine and Roses (Days of Wine and Roses). Talk to the Animals (Doctor Dolittle) was composed and written by Leslie Bricusse.

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#5. Who directed the Award winning movie Amadeus (1984)?

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. Milos Forman had previously received the Award for Best Director for his film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest .

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#6. Sebastian Wilder and Mia Dolan are characters in which film from 2016?

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

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#7. Which was the second film of Oliver Stone's trilogy about the Vietnam War, winning him an Oscar for Best Director in 1990?

In 1990, Oliver Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director with Born on the Fourth of July. The film is considered part of Stone’s trilogy of films about the Vietnam War: following Platoon (1986) and preceding Heaven & Earth (1993). The film is on the best-selling autobiography by Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Director and Best Film Editing.

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

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?)

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#9. At the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, who won the Best Actor award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club?

Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

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

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.

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