Academy Awards Trivia QuizMovie Trivia Questions - Printable
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Whose idea was it to start the Academy Awards?
a. Gary Barber
b. Howard Dietz
c. Louis B. Mayer
d. Roger Birnbaum
Louis B. Mayer - The Awards are organized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
When were the Academy Awards first handed out?
1929 - The Awards are now televised in over 100 different countries.
Which film won the very first Academy Award for Best Picture?
b. The Big House
d. The Patriot
Wings - This silent movie was about World War I Pilots.
Who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1991?
a. Jodie Foster
b. Kate Winslet
c. Demi Moore
d. Christy Brown
Jodie Foster - Jodie Foster won the award for her role in the movie 'The Silence of the Lamb'.
Which film earned Tom Hanks an Academy award for Best Actor?
b. Forest Gump
d. Cast Away
Forest Gump - This movie earned Tom the award in 1995.
Chicago won the Academy for Best Picture. Who directed this
a. Roman Polanski
b. Clint Eastwood
c. Rob Marshall
d. Martin Scorsese
Rob Marshall - This movie was a musical that starred Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Who was the youngest person to win an Academy Award for Best
a. Michael Caine
b. Nicolas Cage
c. James Stewart
d. Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody - Adrien was 29 when he won the award for his role in 'The Pianist'.
Which role won Michael Caine an Academy Award for Best Actor?
a. Thomas Fowler
c. Jake Mellows
d. Pierre Brossard
Thomas Fowler - Caine won this award for his part in the movie 'The Quiet American'.
Which movie won the Academy for Best Picture in 2007?
b. No Country for Old Men
c. The Queen
d. Little Miss Sunshine
No Country for Old Men - This movie starred Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.
Who was the oldest person to win the Academy for Best Leading
a. Elizabeth Taylor
b. Meryl Streep
c. Katherine Hepburn
d. Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy - Jessica was 80 when she won the award for her part in 'Driving Miss Daisy'.
Who was the youngest person to win the Academy for Best
a. Joan Fontaine
b. Julie Christie
c. Marlee Martin
d. Grace Kelly
Marlee Martin - Marlee was 21 years old when she won the award.
Who was 76 years old when they won the Academy Award for Best
a. Jeff Bridges
b. Jack Nicolson
c. Henry Fonda
d. Paul Newman
Henry Fonda - This made Henry the oldest person to win this award.
Which role won John Wayne an academy award?
a. John Elder
b. Rooster Cogburn
c. Sam McCord
d. Cole Thornton
Rooster Cogburn - John also played the part of Rooster in the sequel called 'Rooster Cogburn'.
Who played the part of the King in the Academy Award winning
movie the King's Speech?
a. Tom Hanks
b. Ben Affleck
c. Colin Firth
d. Jean Dujardin
Colin Firth - Colin won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this role.
Which movie starring Jeremy Renner, Brian Geraghty and Anthony
Mackie won the Academy Award for Best Picture?
a. The Hurt Locker
b. District Nine
d. An Education
The Hurt Locker - This movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
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