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#1. The following films have received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, except:

Monsters, Inc. by Pete Docter and John Lasseter was nominated in 2002, but the Award went to Shrek. Finding Nemo won at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony in 2004 and The Incredibles won the following year, 2005.

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#2. Humphrey Bogart won his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in which movie?

The role of Charlie Allnutt in The African Queen won Bogart his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1951.

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#3. The following films were all nominated for Best Picture in 1985. Which film won the Award?

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, and Best actor for F. Murray Abraham. Sally Field won the Best Actress Award for her role in Places in the Heart.

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#4. The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 59th Academy Awards (1987). Which film won the Award?

The film Platoon won the Academy Award for Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards in 1987. It also won Best Director for Oliver Stone, as well as Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

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#5. He won the Academy Award for Best Director with Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012):

Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012). He has also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has the record for the most nominations for a foreign language film (10 nominations) and tied with Fanny and Alexander (Bergman) with most wins (4).

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#6. Which year were these films nominated for Best Picture: Rain Man, Mississippi Burning, and Working Girl?

Five films were nominated for the 61st Academy Awards in 1989: Rain Man, The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, and Working Girl. Rain Man won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dustin Hoffman.

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#7. In 2013, Pharrell Williams' song Happy lost the Best Original Song Award to:

At the Academy Awards in 2013, Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez (music and lyrics) got the Oscar for Best Original Song in competition with:

  • Happy from Despicable Me 2
  • The Moon Song from Her
  • Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Lost Stars from Begin Again was nominated for Best Original Song the year after.

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#8. In 1994, Steven Spielberg received the Best Director Award for his film about the Holocaust. The title?

Schindler’s List is directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. It premiered in November, 1993. The year after it was rewarded with seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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#9. At the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, the Godfather got the award for Best Picture. Who directed the film?

The Godfather was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It won three Oscars in 1973, Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Puzo and Coppola). In 1975, Coppola got the Academy Award for Best Director for The Godfather II. In 1980, he got the award for Apocalypse Now.

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

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

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