Academy Awards History Quiz

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Academy Awards History Quiz

With another Academy Awards ceremony fast approaching, take our on-line quiz to test your Oscar smarts!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year were the Academy Awards first presented?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1929

    • C. 

      1936

    • D. 

      1941

  • 2. 
    The first awards ceremony honored 15 winners and lasted for 15 minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which person is the only actor to win three Supporting Actor Oscars?
    • A. 

      Basil Rathbone

    • B. 

      Ralph Bellamy

    • C. 

      Roland Young

    • D. 

      Walter Brennan

  • 4. 
    Harold Russell of Hyannis won two Oscars for the same role.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which actress won the most Best Actress Oscars?
    • A. 

      Jessica Tandy

    • B. 

      Katharine Hepburn

    • C. 

      Thelma Ritter

    • D. 

      Shelley Winters

  • 6. 
    Who was the oldest actor who won for Best Actor Oscar?
    • A. 

      George C. Scott

    • B. 

      Henry Fonda

    • C. 

      Peter Sellers

    • D. 

      Robert Montgomery

  • 7. 
    When was the Awards ceremony first televised?
    • A. 

      1953

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1968

    • D. 

      1970

  • 8. 
    Orson Welles' 1941 Oscar for Citizen Kane (Best Original Screenplay) was put up for auction in 2011. It was sold for $861,542.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In what year was an In Memoriam segment introduced?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1993

  • 10. 
    The Best Film Editing is a discontinued category.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Three films have won 11 Academy Awards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which director has won the most directing Oscars?
    • A. 

      Robert Redford

    • B. 

      John Ford

    • C. 

      Kevin Costner

    • D. 

      Joseph L. Mankiewicz

  • 13. 
    Four actresses won Best Actress awards for their debut acting performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Who was the first black man to win for Best Actor Oscar?
    • A. 

      Denzel Washington

    • B. 

      Sidney Poitier

    • C. 

      Morgan Freeman

    • D. 

      James Earl Jones

  • 15. 
    What was the longest film to win a Best Picture Award?
    • A. 

      Gone with the Wind

    • B. 

      War and Peace

    • C. 

      Fanny and Alexander

    • D. 

      The Best of Youth

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