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Quiz # 26

1. Which of the following four individuals has not won an Oscar?

  • Robert Duvall
  • Eminem
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • Mickey Rourke

2. What was the name of the lesser sequel to the Best Picture-winning film Terms of Endearment (1983)?

  • The Evening Star
  • In the Bedroom
  • North
  • The Room

3. Who was the 18th century author of the British novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, the basis for the Best Picture-winning British comedy Tom Jones (1963)?

  • Daniel Defoe
  • Henry Fielding
  • Samuel Richardson
  • Jonathan Swift

4. What was the name of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song in the Best Picture-winning Going My Way (1944)?

  • The Day After Forever
  • Going My Way
  • Hail Alma Mater
  • Swinging On A Star

5. All of the following year(s) had an Academy Awards ceremony host - except which one?

  • 1939
  • 1944
  • 1969-1971
  • 1989

6. Which of the following Oscar performers has won each time she was nominated for Best Actress?

  • Sally Field
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Luise Rainer
  • All of the above

7. Which homosexuality-themed film was directly inspired by Tom Hanks' 1994 acceptance speech for his Best Actor Oscar win for Philadelphia (1993)?

  • The Closet (2001)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • In & Out (1997)
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

8. Who was the first Oscar-winning actress to win for a film directed by her director-nominated 'husband'?

  • Diane Keaton
  • Frances McDormand
  • Gena Rowlands
  • Susan Sarandon

9. Actor Ed Harris was nominated as Best Actor for which one of the following films?

  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • Pollock (2000)
  • The Hours (2002)

10. Which of the following Oscar winners did not refuse or reject his trophy?

  • Marlon Brando
  • Dudley Nichols
  • Sean Penn
  • George C. Scott

11. Which of the following actresses has not been Oscar-nominated twice in the same year?

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Jessica Lange
  • Julianne Moore
  • Michelle Pfeiffer

12. Who was the first director to win the Best Director Oscar for a film in which he was also nominated as Best Actor?

  • Woody Allen
  • Warren Beatty
  • Orson Welles
  • Laurence Olivier

13. Who was the first (and only) female to win three competitive Oscar awards in the same year?

  • Edith Head
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Meryl Streep
  • Fran Walsh

14. Who was the first actress to win two Best Supporting Actress Academy Awards Oscars?

  • Olivia De Havilland
  • Meryl Streep
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Shelley Winters

15. Who was the first performer to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories?

  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Helen Hayes
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Maggie Smith

16. Who was the only performer to win an Academy Award for playing a real-life Oscar winner?

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Shirley Jones
  • Maggie Smith

17. Which of the following film series franchises has had more than one of its films win the Best Picture Oscar?

  • James Bond
  • The Godfather
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Star Wars

18. Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?

  • James Baskett
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Sidney Poitier

19. In the era of sound films, who was the first performer to win an 'acting' Academy Award for a non-speaking or mute role?

  • Holly Hunter
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Sir John Mills
  • Jane Wyman

Quiz # 26: Answers

1. Answer: Mickey Rourke
Rourke was nominated as Best Actor for The Wrestler (2008), but lost. Duvall won his sole Oscar (Best Actor) for Tender Mercies (1983), Eminem won for Best Original Song in 8 Mile (2002), and Cuba Gooding, Jr. won his sole Oscar (Best Supporting Actor) for Jerry Maguire (1996).

2. Answer: The Evening Star
In the poorly-received sequel The Evening Star (1996), both Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine reprised their roles.

3. Answer: Henry Fielding
English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding's classic 1749 comic novel was adapted into the popular Oscar-winning British comedy.

4. Answer: Swinging On A Star
Swinging On A Star (with music by Jimmie Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke) won the Oscar.

5. Answer: 1944
For three consecutive years from 1969-1971 (honoring films from 1968-1970), there was no Academy Awards host. Other years without a host included 1939, 1969-1971, 1989, and more recently in 2019-2020.

6. Answer: All of the above
All of the above were nominated only twice, each time for Best Actress and all three won both times: Rainer (1936 and 1937), Leigh (1939 and 1951), and Field (1979 and 1984). Hilary Swank also accomplished the feat in 1999 and 2004, as well as Frances McDormand in 1996 and 2017.

7. Answer: In & Out (1997)
Hollywood attempted to make a comedy-gay film, In & Out (1997) about an outed English literature teacher (Kevin Kline) in an Indiana town. One of his former students (Matt Dillon) thanked him at the Academy Awards and mentioned he was gay.

8. Answer: Susan Sarandon
Oscar-nominee Rowlands was directed by her nominated husband John Cassavetes in A Woman Under the Influence (1974), but both did not win. Diane Keaton was romantically linked to Woody Allen when she won Best Actress for Annie Hall (1977), but they never married. Susan Sarandon was the first Oscar winner to win for Dead Man Walking (1995), directed by nominated husband Tim Robbins (unofficial live-in marital partner at the time). In the next year, McDormand won the Best Actress Oscar for Fargo (1996), directed by nominated husband Joel Coen.

9. Answer: Pollock (2000)
Harris has received four career nominations (with no wins) - and has only one Best Actor nomination, for Pollock (2000).

10. Answer: Sean Penn
George C. Scott originally refused his Oscar nomination for The Hustler (1961), and then refused his Oscar win in 1970 for Patton (1970), as did Marlon Brando for his Best Actor win for The Godfather (1972). Much earlier in 1935, Dudley Nichols (the Best Screenplay Oscar winner for The Informer (1935)) also boycotted the Oscars, thereby refusing his Academy Award.

11. Answer: Michelle Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer has been nominated three times, all in different years (1988, 1989, and 1992) without any Oscar wins. Jessica Lange won one of her two nominations in 1982 for Tootsie (1982) (Best Supporting Actress) (she lost for Frances (1982) (Best Actress)), while Julianne Moore had two losing nominations in 2002 for Far from Heaven (2002) (Best Actress) and The Hours (2002) (Best Supporting Actress). Cate Blanchett lost twice in 2007 for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) (Best Actress) and I'm Not There (2007) (Best Supporting Actress). These are additional actresses who have been Oscar-nominated twice in the same year: Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson, and Scarlett Johansson.

12. Answer: Woody Allen
Woody Allen won Best Director (his first Oscar win) for Annie Hall (1977), a film he also starred in and was nominated as Best Actor. Warren Beatty accomplished the same feat for Reds (1981), Kevin Costner for Dances With Wolves (1990), and Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven (1992). No one yet has won both Best Actor and Best Director for the same film.

13. Answer: Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh won three Oscars for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song.

14. Answer: Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters became the first actress to win two best supporting actress Oscars, with her win for A Patch of Blue (1965). She had previously won for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). Only one other actress has won two supporting Oscars, Dianne Wiest (for wins in 1986 and 1994).

15. Answer: Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes won lead and supporting Oscars in 1931/32 and in 1970, becoming the first. Six other women have accomplished the same feat as Helen Hayes: Ingrid Bergman in 1974, Maggie Smith in 1978, Meryl Streep in 1982, Jessica Lange in 1994, Cate Blanchett in 2013 and Renée Zellweger in 2019. Six men have accomplished the same feat: Jack Lemmon 1973, Robert De Niro in 1980, Jack Nicholson in 1983, Gene Hackman in 1992, Kevin Spacey in 1999 and
Denzel Washington in 2001.

16. Answer: Cate Blanchett
Blanchett won the Oscar for playing real-life Oscar-winner Katharine Hepburn in director Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004).

17. Answer: The Godfather
Best Picture wins for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974) made The Godfather franchise-series the only one to win more than one Best Picture Oscar.

18. Answer: Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind (1939) to become the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

19. Answer: Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman was the first to win the Oscar - Best Actress - for her portrayal of deaf mute Belinda in Johnny Belinda (1948), followed by John Mills for Ryan's Daughter (1970), Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Holly Hunter for The Piano (1993).