The 89th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As you prepare for the big night, why not challenge yourself and try Number 16's seventh annual Oscars quiz. There are 10 questions. Good luck!
NUMBER 16 OSCARS QUIZ 2017
1. The film La La Land received 14 Oscar nominations this year, tying a record set by two other films. What two other films were nominated for 14 Academy Awards?
A. Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music
B. The Wizard of Oz and Avatar
C. Ben-Hur and My Fair Lady
D. All About Eve and Titanic
E. The Best Years of Our Lives and Coming Home
2. Ryan Gosling, a nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for La La Land, was born in London, Ontario. How many Canadian-born actors have won in this category?
A. Only one Canadian-born actor has won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Christopher Plummer
B. Two have won - Harold Russell and Christopher Plummer.
C. Three have won - Harold Russell, Christopher Plummer and Raymond Massey
D. Four have won - Harold Russell, Christopher Plummer, Raymond Massey and Glenn Ford.
E. None. If Gosling wins, he will be the first.
3. Four-time Oscar winner Woody Allen is notorious for not attending the ceremonies. Has he ever attended?
A. Yes, he attended in 2012 when he won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Midnight in Paris.
B. Yes, he attended in 2002 following 9/11 when he thanked Hollywood for its support of his hometown of New York.
C. Yes, he attended in 1988 when he won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters.
D. Yes, he attended in 1978 when he won for Best Director for Annie Hall.
E. No, Woody Allen has never attended the Oscars.
4. How many Oscars did the 1997 film Titanic win?
5. In what year did Bob Hope first host the Oscars?
6. Has Tom Cruise ever won an Academy Award?
A. Yes, Tom Cruise won the Best Actor award for Born on the Fourth of July.
B. Yes, he won the Best Actor award for Jerry Maguire.
C. Yes, he won Best Supporting Actor award for Magnolia.
D. Yes, he won the Best Supporting Actor award for The Color of Money.
E. No, Tom Cruise has never won an Oscar.
7. A tune from the musical Mary Poppins won the Oscar for Best Original Song. What is the name of the song.
A. "A Spoon Full of Sugar"
C. "Chim Chim Cher-Ee"
D. "Feed the Birds"
E. "Jolly Holiday"
8. When Meryl Streep was nominated for an Academy Award this year for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins, she broke the record for most Oscar nominations. How many Academy Award nominations does the great actress have now?
9. What was the first colour film to win the Oscar for Best Picture?
A. The Adventures of Robin Hood
B. Gone with the Wind
C. The Wizard of Oz
E. How Green Was My Valley
10. Who was the oldest actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award?
A. Jessica Tandy
B. Lillian Gish
C. Christopher Plummer
D. Gloria Stewart
E. Henry Fonda
All About Eve, a 1950 drama starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and Geroge Sanders, was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, as was Titanic, a 1997 film staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
No Canadian-born actor has won an Oscar in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role. If he wins, Ryan Gosling will become the first. However, Christopher Plummer, who was born in Toronto, Ontario, received the 2011 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 2010 film Beginners. Harold Russell, born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 1946 film The Best Years our Our Lives.
Woody Allen has only attended the Academy Awards once, in 2002. following the September 11th terriorist attack on New York City. He thanked Hollywood for its support of his hometown.
|Woody Allen at the 2002 Academy Awards|
Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, won a whopping 11 Academy Awards. It received 14 Oscar nominations. By the way, All About Eve won six Oscars after receiving 14 nomination.
|Bob Hope hosting the Oscars for the first time in 1940|
Bob Hope first hosted the Academy Awards in 1940. He went on to host the Oscars 18 more times, for a grand total of 19 times, more than anyone else. The last time Hope hosted Hollywood's Big Show was 1978.
No, Tom Cruise has never received an Oscar, although he's been nominated three times. In 1990, he was nominated for Best Actor, for Born on the Fourth of July. He lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot. In 1997, he was nominated for Best Actor for Jerry Maguire. He lost to Geoffrey Rush, Shine. In 2000, Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Magnolia. He lost to Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules.
Meryl Streep has received 20 Academy Award nominations, more nominations than any other actor. Despite all her nominations, she has only won three Oscars - Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). If she should win for Florence Foster Jenkins, she will win her fourth Oscar.
Gone with the Wind (1939) was the first colour film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn, was the first Warner Brothers.film shot in the three-strip Technicolor process. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, but lost out to Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You. In the Wizard of Oz 1939), the Emerald City sequences were filmed in colour. However, The Wizard of Oz lost to Gone with the Wind. Rebecca (1940) and How Green Was My Valley (1941) both won the Oscar for Best Picture, but they were released after Gone with the Wind.
Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award. Plummer was 82 in 2012 when he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Beginners.
The oldest actor to receive an Oscar for Best Actor was Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won for On Golden Pond in 1982.