78th Academy Awards Trivia Archive

Which person has won the most Academy Awards in Oscar history?

A. Edith Head
B. Walt Disney
C. Clint Eastwood
D. John Williams
E. Katharine Hepburn

Which country has earned the most all-time Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film?

A. Germany
B. Italy
C. Spain
D. France
E. Japan

Which movie earned the most Oscar nominations that didn't lead to a single Academy Award win?

A. "Gangs of New York"
B. "Seabiscuit"
C. "The Color Purple"
D. "The Fellowship of the Ring"
E. "E.T."

Bennett Miller received a Best Director nod this year for "Capote," his feature film debut. Who was the last director to be nominated for his debut feature-length effort?

A. M. Night Shyamalan
B. Spike Jonze
C. Sofia Coppola
D. Rob Marshall
E. Sam Mendes

Last year, at the age of 74, Clint Eastwood became the oldest winner of the Best Director Oscar. Who is the oldest person ever nominated in that category?

A. John Huston
B. Clint Eastwood
C. Akira Kurosawa
D. Robert Altman
E. Cecil B. DeMille

This year composer John Williams is nominated for his scores for "Munich" and "Memoirs of a Geisha," bringing his lifetime total of Oscar nods to a whopping 45. What was the first movie score to earn him a nomination?

A. "Fiddler on the Roof"
B. "Star Wars"
C. "Jaws"
D. "Valley of the Dolls"
E. "The Towering Inferno"

Only 10 actors have ever been nominated in two acting categories within the same year. Who is not on that list?

A. Jamie Foxx
B. Jessica Lange
C. Julianne Moore
D. Meryl Streep
E. Al Pacino

This year, every Best Picture nominee also is recognized in the Best Director category. When was the last time that happened?

A. 1982
B. 1993
C. 1975
D. 2001
E. 1942

E! invented the concept of the pre-awards show with its red carpet coverage, starring Joan and Melissa Rivers. What year was the first E! red carpet show televised?

A. 1990
B. 1998
C. 2000
D. 1996
E. 2001

Who delivered what is widely considered to be the shortest Oscar acceptance speech on record?

A. Vanessa Redgrave
B. Alfred Hitchcock
C. Haing S. Ngor
D. Marlon Brando
E. Jack Palance

Who delivered what is widely considered to be the shortest Oscar acceptance speech on record?

A. Vanessa Redgrave
B. Alfred Hitchcock
C. Haing S. Ngor
D. Marlon Brando
E. Jack Palance

At the 1985 Academy Awards, something relatively rare happened: All five nominees for Best Original Song were well-known radio hits. Which one of the five won the Oscar?

A. "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
B. "Against All Odds"
C. "Footloose"
D. "Ghostbusters"
E. "I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Who is the youngest person ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar?

A. Spike Lee
B. Quentin Tarantino
C. John Singleton
D. Steven Spielberg
E. Woody Allen

"Casablanca" -- possibly the most beloved romance of all time -- won Oscars in 1942 for Best Picture and Best Director. But star Humphrey Bogart, a nominee for Best Actor, lost. Who beat him?

A. Gary Cooper
B. Paul Lukas
C. Mickey Rooney
D. Henry Fonda
E. Walter Pidgeon

During the 1974 Academy Awards, a streaker famously ran across the stage during the live ceremony. Who was speaking on stage when it happened?

A. Elizabeth Taylor
B. Jack Lemmon
C. Burt Reynolds
D. David Niven
E. Diana Ross

Who many Oscars has the "Star Wars" franchise racked up over the years?

A. 10
B. Nine
C. Two
D. Seven
E. Four

Who has hosted the Oscars the most times?

A. Billy Crystal
B. Bob Hope
C. Johnny Carson
D. Whoopi Goldberg
E. Steve Martin

What movie won the most Academy Awards in a single year?

A. "All About Eve"
B. "Ben-Hur"
C. "Titanic"
D. "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"
E. B, C and D

Which actor has most recently earned Academy Award nominations for three consecutive years?

A. Renee Zellweger
B. Nicole Kidman
C. Russell Crowe
D. Jack Nicholson
E. Johnny Depp

How many Academy Awards did Jimmy Stewart win during his career?

A. Three
B. Five
C. Two
D. One
E. Four

How many films in Oscar history have ever won the awards for best picture, director, actor, actress and screenwriting in the same year?

A. Five
B. None
C. Two
D. Four
E. Three

What was the first movie to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film?

A. "Toy Story"
B. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves"
C. "Finding Nemo"
D. "Shrek"
E. "Fantasia"

Who is the only person to have won an Academy Award for both acting and screenwriting?

A. Matt Damon
B. Emma Thompson
C. Ethan Hawke
D. Warren Beatty
E. Woody Allen

The Best Director winner can usually expect to see his or her film win Best Picture. However, that isn't always the case. When was the last time the Academy splits its vote in these two categories?

A. 2002, the year "Chicago" won Best Picture
B. 1996, the year "The English Patient" won Best Picture
C. 2000, the year "Gladiator' won Best Picture
D. 1982, the year "Ghandi" won Best Picture
E. 1972, the year "The Godfather" won Best Picture

Who is the most nominated director in Academy Awards history?

A. William Wyler
B. Steven Spielberg
C. Billy Wilder
D. Alfred Hitchcock
E. John Ford

Tatum O'Neal is the youngest Oscar winner. But who is the all-time youngest Oscar nominee?

A. Keisha Castle-Hughes
B. Freddie Highmore
C. Justin Henry
D. Haley Joel Osment
E. Anna Paquin

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