On Sunday, the Academy Awards will be given out in Hollywood. To mark the occasion, Number 16 proudly presents its first annual Academy Awards quiz. Get ready and test your knowledge by answering 10 questions about the Oscars. Good luck.
1. Despite a long and distinguished acting career, Humphrey Bogart only won one Academy Award. What was the name of the film that earned Bogie his only Oscar?
B. Key Largo
C. The African Queen
D. The Maltese Falcon
E. The Big Sleep
2. How many Canadian-born women have won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role?
3. What year was the first Academy Awards ceremony held?
4. Who was the youngest person ever to win an Oscar?
A. Tatum O’Neal
B. Shirley Temple
C. Margaret O’Brien
D. Anna Paquin
E. Judy Garland
5. Paul Newman won only won one Academy Award during his stellar career. For which movie did Newman win an Oscar?
A. Cool Hand Luke
B. The Hustler
C. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
D. The Color of Money
E. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
6. How many Oscars did Alfred Hitchcock, the great director and “Master of Suspense” win?
7. Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27, 1932. She turns 79 years old on the day of the day of the Oscars. For which film did she win the first of her two Academy Awards.
B. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
C. Butterfield 8
D. A Place in the Sun
8. For which of these films did Shelley Winters win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role?
A. The Poseidon Adventure
B. A Place in the Sun
C. The Night of the Hunter
D. A Double Life
E. A Patch of Blue
9. Shelley Winters received one other Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Name the film that won her that Oscar (This is your bonus question, so give yourself an extra point if you answer it correctly).
A. The Great Gatsby
B. The Diary of Anne Frank
E. Executive Suite
10. Who was the first black to win an Oscar for a performance in a leading role?
A. Hattie McDaniel
B. Denzel Washington
C. Halle Berry
D. Sidney Poitier
E. James Earl Jones
1 C. The African Queen
In 1951, Humphrey Bogart won the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The African Queen.
2. A. 3
Three Canadian-born women have won Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and they won them in three consecutive years. They are Mary Pickford for Coquette in 1929, Norma Shearer for The Divorcee in 1930 and Marie Dressler for Min and Bill in 1931. Mary Pickford was born in Toronto, Norma Shearer in Montreal and Marie Dressler in Cobourg, Ontario.
3. D. 1929
The first Academy Awards ceremony took place at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California on May 16, 1929.
4. A. Tatum O’Neal
In 1973, Tatum O’Neal was only 10 years old when she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Paper Moon.
5. D. The Color of Money
In 1986, Paul Newman won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Color of Money.
6. B. None
Although he received five nominations, famed director Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar. He received the Irving Thalberg memorial award at the 1967 Academy Awards.
7. C. Butterfield 8
Elizabeth Taylor won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Butterfield 8 in 1961. In 1967, she won a second Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
8. E. A Patch of Blue
In 1965, Shelley Winters won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Patch is Blue.
9. B. The Diary of Anne Frank
In 1959, Shelley Winters won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting role for performance in The Diary of Anne Frank.
10. D. Sidney Poitier
In 1963, Sidney Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Lilies of the Field.