Oscar Novice Quiz
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars in 2003. What two films did it tie for most Oscar wins?
- Titanic had the 11 wins with 14 nominations. Ben-Hur won 11 out of 12 nominations, but The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King had a whopping 11 out of 11 nominations—the only film with multiple nominations to win every category.
Which of these directors has never won a Best Director Oscar?
Which one of the following three sequels did NOT win Best Picture?
In 2002, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. What was the distinction in this nomination?
- Charlie Kaufman (with his fictional twin Donald) wrote the screenplay for Adaptation, a film about Charlie Kaufman adapting a book (with the help of his twin Donald) for the screen. Donald Kaufman became the only fictional character to ever receive an Oscar nomination.
With her 2003 nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Adaptation, Meryl Streep has broken the record with 13 nominations (Best or Supporting Actress) for an Oscar statuette. What actress has had 12 Oscar nominations?
- Katharine Hepburn won Best Actress 4 times, Meryl Streep only once for Best Actress, and once for Best Supporting Actress
In 1993, Holly Hunter was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for which two films?
- She won the Best Actress trophy; the supporting actress nod went to her Piano co-star, Anna Paquin.
Who was the youngest actress to get a Best Actress nomination?
- Keisha Castle-Hughes was 13 when she received a Best Actress nomination in 2003. Shirley Temple was never nominated for an Oscar, although she did get a special juvenile award. Mary Badham was 9 when she had an Oscar nomination—but it was for a supporting and not Best Actress role.
What is the only animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?
In what film did 2004 Best Actress nominee Hilary Swank make her big-screen debut?
- She had a small role in the 1992 film.
What is the claim to fame of the films Life Is Beautiful and Z?
- Both won Best Foreign Film.