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#1. Who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen (2006)?

Helen Mirren received the Best Actress award for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen, directed by Stephen Frears. During her career, Mirren has portrayed three British queens in different films and television series.

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

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

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#4. This 1941 American drama film is often considered to be the greatest film ever made. It won an Academy Award for best 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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#5. In 1989, Carly Simon won the Academy Award for Best Original Song with:

Let the River Run was featured in the 1988 film Working Girl. Composed and written by Carly Simon, the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989.

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#6. The following were all nominated for Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards (1989). Who won the Award?

At the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, 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. Who wrote the Oscar winning song White Christmas from the film Holiday Inn (1941)?

At the 15th Academy Awards in 1942, Irving Berlin won an award for White Christmas from the film Holiday Inn. White Christmas is the most-recorded Christmas song. There have been more than 500 recorded versions of the song, in several different languages.

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#8. In 2017, Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his role as Lee Chandler in:

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

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#9. Which American political thriller about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis won the Best Picture award in 2013?

Argo won three awards, including Best Picture. Life of Pi won four awards including Best Director for Ang Lee.

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

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.

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This Random Oscars Quiz

Category
Film
Questions
10
Level
Medium

Random Quiz Questions about the Academy Awards

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.

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