The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. In preparation for the big night, why not challenge yourself and try Number 16's eighth annual Oscars quiz. There are 10 questions. Good luck!
NUMBER 16 OSCARS QUIZ 2018
1. The Shape of Water received 13 Oscar nominations this year. However, that is not the record. What is the record for most Academy Award nominations for a film?
A. Gone with the Wind (1939), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016) all received 14 nominations.
B. Gone with the Wind received 15 nominations.
C. All About Eve, Titanic and La La Land all received 14 nominations.
D. The Sound of Music (1965) received 14 nominations.
E. The Wizard of Oz (1939) , All About Eve and Titanic all received 14 novminations.
2. Who was the first Black male to be nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role?
A. Morgan Freeman
B. Paul Winfield
C. Dexter Gordon
D. Sydney Poitier
E. James Earl Jones
3. Who was the second Black male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role?
A, Morgan Freeman
B. Denzel Washington
C. Laurence Fishburne
D. Will Smith
E. Jamie Foxx
4. Did Cary Grant win an Oscar for any of his roles?
A. No, Cary Grant never won an Oscar.
B.. Yes, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for North By Northwest (1959).
C. Yes, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in The Philadelphia Story (1940).
D. Yes, he won for Best Actor for his role in Penny Serenade (1941).
E. Yes, he won the Best Actor Oscar for None but the Lonely Heart (1944).
5. Sally Hawkins has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as a mute woman in the film The Shape of Water. Thus, she did not speak a single word in the entire move. If she wins, she will be the fourth person and the third woman to win an Academy Award for portraying a mute. Who was the first person to win an Academy Award for playing a mute?
A. Katharine Hepburn
B. Shirley Jones
C. Audrey Hepburn
D. Joan Fontaine
E. Jane Wyman
6. Julie Andrews has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has one win to her credit. For which film did she receive her Oscar?
A. Mary Poppins
C. The Sound of Music
7. Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham in The Post. She has won three Oscars, but how many times has she been nominated?
A. 15 times
B. 27 times
C. 21 times
D. 18 times
E. 13 times
8. If Meryl Streep wins for The Post, she will tie the record for the most acting awards, with four Oscars. Whose record will she tie?
A. Sally Field
B. Bette Davis
C. Tom Hanks
D. Spencer Tracy
E. Katharrine Hepburn
9. When Katharine Hepburn won her Oscar for The Lion in Winter, she tied with another actress. Who shared the win with Katharine Hepburn?
A. Julie Christie
B. Barbra Streisand
C. Jane Fonda
D. Faye Dunaway
E. Vanessa Redgrave
10. Who has won the most Academy Awards for directing.
A. William Wyler
B. Frank Capra
C. Steven Spielberg
D. John Ford
E. Francis Ford Coppola
All about Eve, Titanic and La La Land all received 14 Oscar nominations.
|Sydney Poitier in The Defiant Ones|
In 1958, Sydney Poitier was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Noah Cullen in The Defiant Ones. In 1963, Poitier became the first Black male to win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field.
James Earl Jones received a Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar nomination in 1970 for his role as Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope. In 1972, Paul Winfield was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Nathan Lee Morgan in Sounder. In 1986, Dexter Gordon was nominated for his role as Dale Turner for his role in Round Midnight.
With his win for Lilies of Field, Sydney Poiter became only the second African-American to win an Academy Award. The first Black to win an Oscar was Hattie McDaniel. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for her performance in Gone with the Wind.
|Denzel Washington in Training Day|
Demzel Washington was the second Black male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He won an Oscar in 2001 for his performance in Training Day.
Laurence Fishbourne was nominated for What's Love Got to Do with It in 1993. Morgan Freeman was nominated for Driving Miss Daisy in 1994. Will Smith was nominated for Ali in 2001 and Jamie Fox won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ray in 2004.
Although he will always be remembered for his wit and charm, Cary Grant never won an Oscar. However, he was nominated twice for Best Actor, for Penny Serenade and None but the Lonely Heart. After he retired, he received an Academy Honorary Award in 1969.
At the 1949 Oscars, Jane Wyman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Belinda McDonald, a deaf/mute rape victim in Johnny Belinda (1948). Wyman, the first wife of President Ronald Reagan, died in 2007. She is also known for her portrayal of a wealthy winery owner on the TV series Falcon Crest.
|Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda|
Sir John Mill won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the "village idiot" in Ryan's Daughter (1970) and Holly Hunter won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as the mute Ada McGrath in The Piano (1993).
|Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins|
Meryl Streep has received a record 21 Academy Award nominations for her acting performances. She has won three times. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). She won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).
The great Katharine Hepburn won four Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performances in Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).
|Streisand with Oscar for Funny Girl in 1969|
At the 1969 Academy Awards ceremony, Katharine Hepburn, 61, shared the Best Actress Oscar with Barbra Streisand. Streisand won for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968). Hepburn and Streisand both received 3,030 votes. It was the first exact tie in a principal Oscar category. It was also the first and only (so far) tie for Best Actress or any female acting category.
The 26-year-old Streisand, clad in a sequined bell-bottomed pant suit cooed "Hello, gorgeous!" upon receiving her golden statuette.
John Ford won four Best Director Oscars - for The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940). How Green Was My Valley (1941) and the The Quiet Man (1052). Ford also received an Oscar nomination for Stagecoach (1939). Frank Capra and William Wyler both won three Best Director Oscars, Capra for It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take it With You (1938) and Wyler for Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Ben-Hur (1959). Francis Ford Coppola received the Best Director Oscar for The Godfather Part II (1974). Steven Spielberg has two Best Director Academy Awards to his credit - for Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).