Oscar Trivia Questions And Answers

The Academy Awards, often referred to as the Oscars, are the most prestigious awards in the film industry. If you think you’re a movie buff, try these Oscar trivia questions and see how many you can answer!

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Oscar Trivia Questions

1. Who was the first African American to win a best actor Academy Award?

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Sidney Poitier, in 1964 for his role in the movie Lilies of the Field.

2. Which film earned Cher her Oscar for best actress?

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Moonstruck.

3. What was the first horror film to be nominated for a best picture Academy Award?

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The Exorcist, in 1973.

4. Which film won Steven Spielberg his first Academy Award as best director?

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Schindler’s List, in 1994.

5. Which movie was accidentally awarded the Oscar for best picture in 2017?

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La La Land.

6. For which movie did Paul Newman win a best actor Oscar?

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The Color of Money, in 1986.

7. Which actor refused to accept the Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of General Patton?

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George C. Scott.

8. What movie did Denzel Washington win a best actor Oscar for in 2002?

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Training Day.

9. Who was nominated for the Academy Award for best actress for her role in the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, losing out to Anne Bancroft in a major surprise?

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Bette Davis.

10. What is the only character in film that has won two different actors the Academy Award?

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Vito Corleone from the Godfather trilogy. Marlon Brando won the Academy Award for best actor for playing the role in The Godfather and Robert De Niro won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for playing the role in The Godfather Part II.

11. What is the only G-rated movie to win the Academy Award for best picture?

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Oliver! (in 1969).

12. For which 2001 film did Jennifer Connelly win an Academy Award?

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A Beautiful Mind.

13. What was the first superhero movie to receive a best picture Oscar nomination?

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Black Panther.

14. What was the first movie to win best picture at the Oscars?

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Wings, in 1929.

15. Which film earned Robin Williams his only Academy Award?

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Good Will Hunting, in 1997.

16. What movie did Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his first Oscar for?

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The Revenant, in 2016.

17. What year did Meryl Streep win her first Academy Award for best actress in a leading role in the movie Sophie’s Choice?

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1982.

18. Who was the youngest winner of the “best actress in a leading role” Academy Award?

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Tatum O’Neal, age 10 for her role in Paper Moon.

19. Hattie McDaniel was the first black actor to win an Oscar, for her role in what movie?

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Gone with the Wind.

20. Which actor refused his Academy Award for his role in The Godfather?

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Marlon Brando.

21. In 1962, who became the first actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance?

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Sophia Loren.

22. For his role in which film did Charlton Heston get an Academy Award for best actor?

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Ben-Hur, in 1959.

23. What is the only X-rated film to win the Academy Award for best picture?

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Midnight Cowboy, in 1970.

24. Who was the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting?

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Bette Davis.

25. For which movie did Frank Sinatra win an Academy Award?

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From Here to Eternity.

26. For which film did Fred Astaire receive his only Academy Award nomination?

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The Towering Inferno.

27. What did Prince win an Oscar for in 1985?

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Best original song score for the the movie Purple Rain.

28. What is the Academy Award statue holding?

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A crusader’s sword.

29. For which film did Heath Ledger win the Oscar for best supporting actor?

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The Dark Knight, in 2009.

30. Which two actresses shared the best actress Oscar in 1969, the only time this has happened so far?

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Katharine Hepburn for her role in The Lion in Winter and Barbra Streisand for her role in Funny Girl.

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