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#1. What British drama film directed by Danny Boyle 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).

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#2. Who won the Best Actor Award for his role in Forrest Gump in 1995?

At the 67th Academy Awards in 1995, Forrest Gump won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.

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#3. The following films were nominated for Best Picture at the 58th Academy Awards (1986). Which film won the Award?

Out of Africa is a 1985 American film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack. The film is based loosely on book by Danish author Karen Blixen. Robert Redford and Meryl Streep play the leading characters. The film was nominated in 11 categories and won seven, including: Best Picture, Best Director (Sydney Pollack), Best Adapted Screenplay (Kurt Luedtke), and Best Original Score (John Barry).

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#4. Who wrote the Oscar winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King?

Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995. Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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#5. Which film, directed by Tom McCarthy, won the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture?

Spotlight is a 2015 American film directed by Tom McCarthy. It stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci. It follows the Boston Globe’s investigative journalist unit and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse by numerous Roman Catholic pries.

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#6. This English film director and producer directed the Oscar winning film Rebecca (1940):

With Rebecca, the British director Alfred Hitchcock made his first American movie. The film starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. The film was nominated in nine categories, and won Best Picture and Best Cinematography, Black and White. Orson Welles was not British.

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#7. In 2000, Bob Dylan got the Oscar for Best Original Song. His song was featured in which film?

Bob Dylan won with Things Have Changed. The song was featured in Wonder Boys, a film directed by Curtis Hanson, written by Steve Kloves, abnd starring Michael Douglas. Other nominated songs were I’ve Seen It All from Dancer in the Dark, My Funny Friend and Me from The Emperor’s New Groove, and A Fool in Love from Meet the Parents.

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#8. At the 85th Academy Awards in 2013, Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in:

Daniel Day-Lewis won his third award for the role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. Previously, he has won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007).

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

Alejandro G. 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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#10. After receiving a record-tying 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, this film won the most awards with six:

La la Land received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, tying the record for most nominations with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950). The film won the awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Production Design.

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