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Academy Awards also known as the 'Oscars' are one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry worldwide. Have you watched all the seasons of Academy Awards? Let's see how much you remember about some of the popular award winners. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about Academy awards. Ready? Let's start the quiz then.


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  • 1. 

    For which film did Spencer Tracy win an Oscar?

    • A.

      Captains Courageous

    • B.

      Stalag 17

    • C.

      True Grit

    • D.

      High Noon

    Correct Answer
    A. Captains Courageous
    Explanation
    Spencer Tracy won an Oscar for his role in the film "Captains Courageous." This film, released in 1937, tells the story of a spoiled rich boy who falls off a ship and is rescued by a fishing boat. Tracy's performance as Manuel, a Portuguese fisherman who befriends the boy and teaches him about life at sea, was highly acclaimed. Tracy's portrayal of the compassionate and wise Manuel earned him the Best Actor Oscar, solidifying his status as one of Hollywood's greatest actors.

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  • 2. 

    For what film did Clark Gable take home the Oscar in 1934 for Best Actor?

    • A.

      It Happened One Night

    • B.

      On Golden Pond

    • C.

      Coming Home

    • D.

      Training Day

    Correct Answer
    A. It Happened One Night
    Explanation
    Clark Gable won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1934 for his performance in the film "It Happened One Night." This romantic comedy, directed by Frank Capra, is about a wealthy socialite who falls in love with a reporter while trying to escape her controlling father. Gable's portrayal of the charming and charismatic reporter earned him critical acclaim and solidified his status as a leading Hollywood actor. The film itself also won the Oscar for Best Picture, making it a significant success during the 7th Academy Awards.

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  • 3. 

    For which film did Charles Laughton win an Oscar?

    • A.

      The Private Life Of Henry VIII

    • B.

      In Old Arizona

    • C.

      Raging Bull

    • D.

      A Double Life

    Correct Answer
    A. The Private Life Of Henry VIII
    Explanation
    Charles Laughton won an Oscar for his role in the film "The Private Life Of Henry VIII."

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  • 4. 

    What film did Wallace Beery take home the Oscar in 1932 for Best Actor?

    • A.

      Coming Home

    • B.

      Gladiator

    • C.

      One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    • D.

      The Champ

    Correct Answer
    D. The Champ
    Explanation
    In 1932, Wallace Beery won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the film "The Champ". This film tells the story of a washed-up boxer who is trying to make a comeback while also dealing with personal struggles. Beery's portrayal of the boxer was highly acclaimed and earned him the prestigious award.

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  • 5. 

    Which actress won a Golden Globe, an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year?

    • A.

      Kim Basinger

    • B.

      Holly Hunter

    • C.

      Nicole Kidman

    • D.

      Helen Hunt

    Correct Answer
    D. Helen Hunt
    Explanation
    Helen Hunt won a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy in the same year. This makes her the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    Who earned an Oscar for his role as veteran Chicago cop Jimmy Malone in 1987's "The Untouchables"?

    • A.

      Sean Connery

    • B.

      Robin Williams

    • C.

      Val Kilmer

    • D.

      Daniel Day-Lewis

    Correct Answer
    A. Sean Connery
    Explanation
    Sean Connery earned an Oscar for his role as veteran Chicago cop Jimmy Malone in 1987's "The Untouchables".

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  • 7. 

    Who wore a swan outfit to the 2001 Oscars?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Melanie Griffith

    • C.

      Bjork

    • D.

      Julia Stiles

    Correct Answer
    C. Bjork
    Explanation
    Bjork wore a swan outfit to the 2001 Oscars.

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  • 8. 

    Cate Blanchett earned an Oscar nomination for playing Queen Elizabeth I, what was the name of the movie?

    • A.

      Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    • B.

      Zero Dark Thirty

    • C.

      Amour

    • D.

      Crazy Heart

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Explanation
    Cate Blanchett earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the movie "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".

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  • 9. 

    Who won the 1940 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "The Philadelphia Story"?

    • A.

      Jimmy Stewart

    • B.

      Clark Gable

    • C.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • D.

      Cary Grant

    Correct Answer
    A. Jimmy Stewart
    Explanation
    Jimmy Stewart won the 1940 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "The Philadelphia Story." His portrayal of Macaulay Connor in the film was highly praised by both critics and audiences. Stewart's performance showcased his versatility as an actor, displaying both comedic timing and emotional depth. His portrayal of the character added charm and charisma to the film, earning him the prestigious award.

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  • 10. 

    How many Academy Award nominations did "The Godfather" received?

    • A.

      Ten Oscar Nominations

    • B.

      Seven Oscar Nominations

    • C.

      Twelve Oscar Nominations

    • D.

      Three Oscar Nominations

    Correct Answer
    A. Ten Oscar Nominations
    Explanation
    "The Godfather" received ten Academy Award nominations.

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  • 11. 

    How many Academy Awards did "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" win in 1975?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" won 5 Academy Awards in 1975. The film, directed by Miloš Forman, received awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film's success at the Academy Awards was a testament to its compelling storytelling, powerful performances, and impactful portrayal of mental health issues.

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  • 12. 

    Sally Field won Academy Awards for Best Actress in which two years?

    • A.

      1978 & 1985

    • B.

      1979 & 1984

    • C.

      1979 & 1985

    • D.

      1977 & 1984

    Correct Answer
    B. 1979 & 1984
    Explanation
    Sally Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1979 for her role in the film "Norma Rae" and again in 1984 for her role in the film "Places in the Heart".

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  • 13. 

    Peter Sellers won his first Oscar for which movie?

    • A.

      Casino Royale

    • B.

      The Pink Panther

    • C.

      Dr. Strangelove

    • D.

      None Of These Movies

    Correct Answer
    D. None Of These Movies
    Explanation
    Peter Sellers did not win an Oscar for any of the given movies.

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  • 14. 

    Who was booed at the Academy Awards when she condemned Zionist hoodlums?

    • A.

      Susan Sarandon

    • B.

      Sacheen Littlefeather

    • C.

      Jane Fonda

    • D.

      Vanessa Redgrave

    Correct Answer
    D. Vanessa Redgrave
    Explanation
    Vanessa Redgrave was booed at the Academy Awards when she condemned Zionist hoodlums. This suggests that she made a statement or expressed a view that criticized or opposed the actions or behavior of individuals associated with Zionism. As a result, she faced backlash and disapproval from the audience at the awards ceremony.

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  • 15. 

    What film garnered Mel Brooks an Academy Award?

    • A.

      The Producers

    • B.

      Blazing Saddles

    • C.

      Young Frankenstein

    • D.

      Spaceballs

    Correct Answer
    A. The Producers
    Explanation
    The film that garnered Mel Brooks an Academy Award is "The Producers."

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  • 16. 

    Which of these films won an Oscar for Best Picture?

    • A.

      Tom Jones

    • B.

      The Wizard Of Oz

    • C.

      E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    • D.

      Citizen Kane

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Jones
    Explanation
    Tom Jones won an Oscar for Best Picture.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the youngest actor/actress ever to be nominated for an Oscar?

    • A.

      Tatum O'Neal For "Paper Moon"

    • B.

      Haley Joel Osment For "The Sixth Sense"

    • C.

      Justin Henry For "Kramer Vs Kramer"

    • D.

      Jackie Cooper For "Skippy"

    Correct Answer
    C. Justin Henry For "Kramer Vs Kramer"
    Explanation
    Justin Henry is the correct answer because he holds the record for being the youngest actor ever to be nominated for an Oscar. He was only eight years old when he received the nomination for his role in the film "Kramer Vs Kramer".

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  • 18. 

    How many Academy Awards did "The Godfather: Part II" win?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    "The Godfather: Part II" won a total of 6 Academy Awards. This indicates that it was highly acclaimed and recognized by the Academy for its excellence in various categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and others. The number 6 signifies the film's significant achievements and success in the prestigious awards ceremony.

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  • 19. 

    The "Taming of the Shrew" was nominated in which of the following Academy Awards categories in 1967?

    • A.

      Best Costume Design

    • B.

      Best Score (Original Musical Score)

    • C.

      Best Film Editing

    • D.

      Best Supporting Actress

    Correct Answer
    A. Best Costume Design
    Explanation
    In 1967, "The Taming of the Shrew" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. This category recognizes the excellence in designing and creating costumes for a film, and "The Taming of the Shrew" was acknowledged for its outstanding costume design work.

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  • 20. 

    In 1945, who was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for the same role in the same film?

    • A.

      Clifton Webb, "Laura"

    • B.

      Charles Boyer, "Gaslight"

    • C.

      Alexander Knox, "Wilson"

    • D.

      Barry Fitzgerald, "Going My Way"

    Correct Answer
    D. Barry Fitzgerald, "Going My Way"
    Explanation
    Barry Fitzgerald was nominated for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Going My Way" in 1945. This is because he played the character of Father Fitzgibbon, who was the main protagonist in the film. The Academy recognized his outstanding performance and nominated him in both categories.

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  • 21. 

    Which Oscar did "Marty" not win in 1955?

    • A.

      Best Picture

    • B.

      Best Actor

    • C.

      Best Supporting Actor

    • D.

      Best Director

    Correct Answer
    C. Best Supporting Actor
    Explanation
    "Marty" did not win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1955. It won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director, but not for Best Supporting Actor.

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  • 22. 

    Which animated film did not win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature?

    • A.

      Spirited Away

    • B.

      Finding Nemo

    • C.

      The Incredibles

    • D.

      Howl's Moving Castle

    Correct Answer
    D. Howl's Moving Castle
    Explanation
    Howl's Moving Castle did not win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film was nominated for the award but did not emerge as the winner.

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  • 23. 

    For which film did Burt Lancaster take home the Oscar for Best Actor in 1960?

    • A.

      Elmer Gantry

    • B.

      Cyrano De Bergerac

    • C.

      Ben-Hur

    • D.

      Disraeli

    Correct Answer
    A. Elmer Gantry
    Explanation
    Burt Lancaster won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1960 for his role in the film "Elmer Gantry". This film, directed by Richard Brooks, tells the story of a charismatic and manipulative evangelist who rises to fame and fortune. Lancaster's performance in the film was highly acclaimed, showcasing his versatility as an actor and earning him the prestigious award.

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  • 24. 

    For which film did Paul Lukas win an Oscar?

    • A.

      American Beauty

    • B.

      Watch On The Rhine

    • C.

      High Noon

    • D.

      Hamlet

    Correct Answer
    B. Watch On The Rhine
    Explanation
    Paul Lukas won an Oscar for his role in the film "Watch On The Rhine."

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  • 25. 

    Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1990?

    • A.

      Diane Keaton

    • B.

      Michelle Pfeiffer

    • C.

      Kathy Bates

    • D.

      Susan Sarandon

    Correct Answer
    C. Kathy Bates
    Explanation
    Kathy Bates won the Best Actress Oscar in 1990.

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  • 26. 

    Who was nominated for an Oscar for playing gangster Mickey Cohen in the 1991 movie "Bugsy"?

    • A.

      River Phoenix

    • B.

      Harvey Keitel

    • C.

      Michael Douglas

    • D.

      Christopher Walken

    Correct Answer
    B. Harvey Keitel
    Explanation
    Harvey Keitel was nominated for an Oscar for playing gangster Mickey Cohen in the 1991 movie "Bugsy".

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  • 27. 

    What composer finally got his first Oscar for Original Song at the 2002 Oscars?

    • A.

      Burt Bacharach

    • B.

      Randy Newman

    • C.

      Sting

    • D.

      Elton John

    Correct Answer
    B. Randy Newman
    Explanation
    Randy Newman finally received his first Oscar for Original Song at the 2002 Oscars. This suggests that he had been nominated for an Oscar multiple times before but had never won until that year.

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  • 28. 

    For which film did Dustin Hoffman win the Oscar for Best Actor in 1979?

    • A.

      The Graduate

    • B.

      Tootsie

    • C.

      Kramer Vs. Kramer

    • D.

      Lenny

    Correct Answer
    C. Kramer Vs. Kramer
    Explanation
    Dustin Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1979 for his role in the film "Kramer vs. Kramer". The film tells the story of a couple going through a bitter divorce and the custody battle over their son. Hoffman's performance as a father struggling to balance work and parenting, and his emotional portrayal of the character, earned him critical acclaim and ultimately the prestigious award.

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