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Quiz 2019 


Number 19

A Quiz about The Academy Awards



Set by Mel Kinsey

1/ Who are the only two persons to be awarded an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize? 

George Bernard Shaw  (Oscar for screenplay for Pygmalion in 1938) and

Bob Dylan (Oscar for Best song "Things Have Changed" in 2000)

2/  Who was the oldest actor to win an Academy Award? Christopher Plummer was 82 when he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners in 2011 ​​

3/ What was the first (and to date only) American G Rated, General audience Film to win the Best Picture Academy Award?    Oliver

4/ Which film has had the most Academy Award nominations, without being nominated for Best Picture?  "They Shoot Horses Don't They"  With 9  in 1969

5/ Who is the only person to have won 4 acting Academy Awards? 

Katherine Hepburn. (she won four Best Actress awards for: Morning Glory (1932/33), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, (1967), The Lion in Winter, (1968),

and On Golden Pond, (1981)

6/ Who are the only two people to have won an acting Academy Award posthumously?

Peter Finch for Network in 1976 and Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight in 2008

7/ Who is the oldest person awarded an Academy Award?  

James Ivory won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar in 2018 for Call Me By Your Name at the age of 89

8/ Who holds the record for receiving as well as being nominated for the most Academy Awards?  Walt Disney (He won 22 Competitive awards, 4 Honourary awards and was nominated for 59 Academy Awards during his lifetime)

9/ Who has had the most Academ Award nominations in an acting category?

Meryl Streep (Nominated 21 times, 3 wins)

10/ Who has had the most Academy Award nominations for Best Actor / Supporting Actor?  Jack Nicholson with 12

11/ Which are the only 3 films to have won the Oscar "Big 5" Best picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay? 

It Happened One Night (1934) One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (1975) and

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

12/ Who are the only two people who have refused to accept an Academ Award?

George c Scott (1970 in Patton) and Marlon Brando (1972 in The Godfather)

13/ Who is the youngest person to win an acting Academy Award?

Tatum O'Neal (Aged 10 in 1973 for Paper Moon)

14/ How many films have won all four Academy Awards in the Acting Category?

None (The two films that came nearest were, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Network (1976) Each film won three of the four acting catergories)

15/ Who received the most acting nominations without a win/

Peter O'Toole with 8

16/ Who are the only two people to be nominated as Producer, as Director, as writer and as Actor, all in the same film/

Warren Beatty (For Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981)

Orson Welles Citizan Kane (1941)

17/ Which two films received the most Academy Award nominations with 14?

All About Eve (1950  6 wins)  and Titanic (1997 11 wins)

18/ Which three films share the record for the most Academy Awards with 11?

Ben-Hur (1959) Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King (2003)

19/ Which is the only film to win in every category it was nominated for?

The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King (2003)

20/  Who has won most Best Director Academy Awards 

John Ford with four. (The Informer (1935) The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

How Green was my Valley (1941) The Quiet Man (1952) 

21/  Who are the only actors to have won the Best Actor Academy Award,  two years in succession.

Spencer Tracy in 1937 for Captains Courageous and in 1938 for Boys Town

Tom Hanks in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump

22/   Which actress holds the record  for winning an Academy Award with the shortest on screen time?

Judi Dench (She was on screen less than eight minutes as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998)  Beatrice Straight's Oscar winning performance in Network  was 5 minutes 40 seconds. Though other  non speaking  scenes added up to about 10 minutes

23/  Which two films hold the record for the most  Academy Award nominations, but no wins? 

The Turning Point (1977) and  The Color Purple  (1985) Both with 11 nominations.

24/  Which film has the distinction of winning the most Academy Awards, without winning the award for Best Picture?   Cabaret (1972)  Won 8 Oscars)

25/ Who was the first female to win the Best Director Academy Award?

Kathryn Bigelow  for Hurt Locker (2009)

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