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Oscar Quizz

1. Six motion pictures have received 13 or more nominations.
Name the two most nominated films, how many nominations they received and
what years they were nominated.
"All about Eve" 1950, "Titanic" 1997, 14 nominations.

2. What film has won the most Oscars without being
nominated for Best Picture?
"The Bad and the Beautiful" won in five 1952, in the
Supporting Actress, Art Direction (Black-and-White),
Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design
(Black-and-White) and Writing (Screenplay) categories.

3. Who holds the record for the most Supporting Actor
Oscars?
Walter Brennan with three: for "Come and Get It," 1936; "Kentucky," 1938;
and "The Westerner," 1940.

4. What film holds the record for most Best Actor
nominations?
1935's "Mutiny on the Bounty," with three Best Actor nominations: Clark
Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone. Tone's performance actually
was a supporting role, but the Supporting Actor category wasn't created
until the following year, in 1936.

5. Who holds the record for the most nominations without an oscar?
Kevin O'Connell, who received his 16th Sound nomination in 2002,
currently holds the record. Randy Newman's 2001 Oscar for the Original
Song, "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc.," his 16th nomination,
cost him his share of the title.

6. Who is the only actor ever nominated in two categories for the same
performance?
Barry Fitzgerald, for his role in "Going My Way" in 1944. He was
nominated in both acting categories and won Best Supporting Actor. The
Academy's rules were then modified to prevent such "dual" nominations
occurring in the future.

7. Name the only films in Oscar history that have had their entire cast
nominated for acting awards.
"Sleuth," for which stars Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier received
Leading Actor nominations in 1972, and "Give 'em Hell Harry!," which
brought James Whitmore a Leading Actor nomination in 1975 for the
filmed version of the one-man stage show. (The entire speaking cast of
1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" — Elizabeth Taylor, Richard
Burton, Sandy Dennis and George Segal — was nominated.)

8. Name the three actresses who, during the past 30 years, incorporated
sign language into their Oscar acceptance speeches.
Louise Fletcher, who won the 1975 Leading Actress Award for her work
in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," used sign language to thank her
deaf parents, who were watching at home. Jane Fonda used sign
language in accepting her 1978 Best Actress award for "Coming Home."
And hearing-impaired actress Marlee Matlin of "Children of a Lesser God"
thanked the Academy by signing after her victory in 1987.

9. Who won an Oscar statuette for playing a character he had created in a
film 25 years earlier?
Paul Newman won the 1986 Best Actor Award for reprising pool hustler
Fast Eddie Felson in "The Color of Money." Newman first played the
character in "The Hustler," 1961, and received a Best Actor nomination.

10. Who has received the most acting nominations?
Meryl Streep, with 13. At the 75th Academy Awards, her nomination for
Supporting Actress in "Adaptation" broke a tie with Katharine Hepburn.
All of Hepburn's nominations were for leading roles. Streep's include
recognition for ten leading roles and three supporting ones.

11. Name the actors who won acting Awards after being nominated seven
previous times without a victory.
On her eighth try, the late Geraldine Page won 1985's Best Actress Award
for "A Trip to Bountiful." Al Pacino, also on his eighth nomination, was
voted Best Actor of 1992 for his performance in "Scent of a Woman."
Peter O'Toole also had seven nominations when he was presented with an
Honorary Award at the 75th ceremonies.

12. Who is the only woman to win Oscars in two different categories at the
same presentation?
Catherine Martin, who won for both Art Direction and Costume Design
for "Moulin Rouge" in 2001.

13. Name the only person to be awarded two Oscars in the same year for
the same performance in the same film.
Harold Russell, a disabled World War II veteran. The Academy
Governors, not knowing the outcome of the Best Supporting Actor race of
1946, presented a special Oscar to him for bringing hope and courage to
his fellow veterans through his appearance in "The Best Years of Our
Lives." Later in the evening he also won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar
for the same performance.

14. Who was the first performer to win consecutive Awards?
Luise Rainer, named Best Actress in 1936 and 1937 for "The Great
Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth." Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn,
Jason Robards and Tom Hanks followed.

15. What was the first movie in color to win a Best Picture Oscar?
"Gone with the Wind" (1939).

16. Who is the only performer to win an Oscar for playing a member of the
opposite sex?
Linda Hunt, in 1983 for "The Year of Living Dangerously."

17. What were the only two films to win three out of four acting Awards?
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and "Network" (1976). To date, no
film has won all four of the Awards for acting.

18. What is the only year in which two Oscar statuettes were given in the
Directing category for one film?
In 1960, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins were honored as co-directors of
"West Side Story." In the first Awards years, Oscars were given in two
Directing categories: Comedy and Dramatic Picture.

19. Who are the only women nominated in the Directing category?
Lina Wertmuller, 1976, for "Seven Beauties," and Jane Campion, 1993, for
"The Piano."

20. Who are the only brother and sister to win acting awards?
Lionel Barrymore, 1931/32, Best Actor for "A Free Soul," and Ethel
Barrymore, 1944, Supporting Actress in "None but the Lonely Heart."
(Warren Beatty, brother of Oscar-winner Shirley MacClaine, has won a
statuette for directing, but not as an actor.)

21. What was the last essentially black and white movie to win a Best
Picture Award?
"Schindler's List" in 1993. There was a 33-year gap between it and the next
most recent black and white Best Picture, "The Apartment" (1960).

22. "Titanic" tied what movie as the most honored motion picture in
Academy Awards history by winning 11 Oscars in 1997?
"Ben-Hur" (1959).

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