Oscar Novice Quiz

Test your Oscar knowledge with this novice quiz!

Quiz

Test your Oscar knowledge with this novice quiz!

1. In what film did 2004 Best Actress nominee Hilary Swank make her big-screen debut?

  • The Next Karate Kid.
  • Boys Don't Cry.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

2. Which one of the following three sequels did NOT win Best Picture?

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars in 2003. What two films did it tie for most Oscar wins?

4. In 2002, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. What was the distinction in this nomination?

  • Donald Kaufman doesn't exist.
  • They are grandfather and grandson.
  • Charlie and Donald Kaufman were only 15 years old.

5. What is the only animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?

6. Which of these directors has never won a Best Director Oscar?

7. Who was the youngest actress to get a Best Actress nomination?

  • Shirley Temple for The Little Princess.
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider.
  • Mary Badham for To Kill a Mockingbird.

8. With her 2003 nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Adaptation, Meryl Streep has broken the record with 13 nominations (Best or Supporting Actress) for an Oscar statuette. What actress has had 12 Oscar nominations?

9. In 1993, Holly Hunter was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for which two films?

  • The Piano and The Firm.
  • Crash and The Firm.
  • The Piano and The Age of Innocence.

10. What is the claim to fame of the films Life Is Beautiful and Z?

  • They are the only films written, directed, and produced by the same person.
  • They are the only films nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Film.
  • They are the only subtitled films to be named Best Picture.

Your Results:

1. In what film did 2004 Best Actress nominee Hilary Swank make her big-screen debut?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

2. Which one of the following three sequels did NOT win Best Picture?
The Empire Strikes Back.

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars in 2003. What two films did it tie for most Oscar wins?
Ben Hur and Titanic.

4. In 2002, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. What was the distinction in this nomination?
Donald Kaufman doesn't exist.

5. What is the only animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?
Beauty and the Beast.

6. Which of these directors has never won a Best Director Oscar?
Alfred Hitchcock.

7. Who was the youngest actress to get a Best Actress nomination?
Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider.

8. With her 2003 nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Adaptation, Meryl Streep has broken the record with 13 nominations (Best or Supporting Actress) for an Oscar statuette. What actress has had 12 Oscar nominations?
Katharine Hepburn.

9. In 1993, Holly Hunter was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for which two films?
The Piano and The Firm.

10. What is the claim to fame of the films Life Is Beautiful and Z?
They are the only films nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Film.

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