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Oscar Whiz Quiz

Test your Oscar knowledge with this fun quiz!

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Test your Oscar knowledge with this fun quiz!

1. Whose acceptance speech is the longest in Oscar history?

  • Shirley MacLaine.
  • Greer Garson.
  • Warren Beatty.

2. What was the first sound picture to get the Best Picture Oscar?

  • Cimarron.
  • The Broadway Melody.
  • Wings.

3. When was the Academy Award ceremony first televised?

  • 1948.
  • 1950.
  • 1953.

4. In 2003, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 of its nominations. What two films lost all 11 of their nominations?

  • The Color Purple and The Turning Point.
  • Gigi and The Last Emperor.
  • Peyton Place and The Godfather, Part III.

5. What actor did not make a cameo appearance in 1956's Around the World in 80 Days?

6. What do Jessica Tandy and George Burns have in common?

  • They were the oldest Oscar winners.
  • They won the awards posthumously.
  • They both refused to accept the award.

7. American Beauty director Sam Mendes directed what Broadway hit that starred Nicole Kidman?

  • The Lion King.
  • The Blue Room.
  • Wit.

8. Three of the 1998 Best Picture nominees were set during what major event?

9. After she finished filming, Claudette Colbert reportedly called this film the worst she ever made. It swept the Oscars and garnered her her only win for Best Actress.

10. Who is the only person to win an Oscar and a Nobel Prize?

  • John Steinbeck.
  • George Bernard Shaw.
  • Harold Pinter.

1. Whose acceptance speech is the longest in Oscar history?
Greer Garson.

2. What was the first sound picture to get the Best Picture Oscar?
The Broadway Melody.

3. When was the Academy Award ceremony first televised?
1953.

4. In 2003, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 of its nominations. What two films lost all 11 of their nominations?
The Color Purple and The Turning Point.

5. What actor did not make a cameo appearance in 1956's Around the World in 80 Days?
Marlon Brando.

6. What do Jessica Tandy and George Burns have in common?
They were the oldest Oscar winners.

7. American Beauty director Sam Mendes directed what Broadway hit that starred Nicole Kidman?
The Blue Room.

8. Three of the 1998 Best Picture nominees were set during what major event?
World War II.

9. After she finished filming, Claudette Colbert reportedly called this film the worst she ever made. It swept the Oscars and garnered her her only win for Best Actress.
It Happened One Night.

10. Who is the only person to win an Oscar and a Nobel Prize?
George Bernard Shaw.

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