1 Oscar: Quiz

March 18, 2022


Actresses nominated for the same part, when one is playing a younger version of the other:

Kate Winslet and Gloria Stewart in Titanic

Kate Winslet and Judi Dench in Iris

Olivia Colman and Jessey Buckley in The Lost Daughter

Costume Design:

How many French films were nominated for or won Costume Design?

The Earrings of Madame De (1954)

Piero Gherardi, won two Oscars, both for Fellini films, La Dolce Vita in 1961 and 81/2 in 1963.

Music: Most Nominated

Name the composer (artist), who had received the largest number of awards and nominations.

Alfred Newman, 45 noms, 9 Oscars

Sammy Cohn, 26  noms

Max Steiner, 26 noms

John Williams,

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Multiple Nominations in the Same Year

In 1940, Victor Young was nominated for 2 films: Arise My Love and Arizona, his last two noms (check)

Quiz: Name the composer who was nominated for 3 Best Song Oscars in the same year: Harold Arlen

“Happening is a Thing Called Joe”

“My Shining Hour”

“That Old Black Magic”


Oscar 1962:

“Days of Wine and Roses” is not one of Mancini-Mercer best songs.

In general, the year was rather weak for Best Song nominees. Each of the five nominated songs served as the title theme of a serious, non-musical film.

Song: Mona Lisa

Which Oscar-winning song helped set the vogue for spin-off pop tunes wit only tangential relevance to the movie in which it appeared:

“Mona Lisa” in Captain Carey, U.S.A.


Aretha Franklin: How many times she appeared in the Oscar show

She performed “Nobody Does It Better” in the 1978 show, from the 1977 James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me.

Scandals: Omission

Name one of the most famous songs that failed to be nominated for Best Song Oscar?

That’s Entertainment form The Band Wagon (1953) by Arthr Schwartz and Howard Dietz

Woman Music

Name the first woman to win an Oscar for composing a musical score?

Rachel Portman, Best Original Musical/Comedy, Emma (1996)


How many Beatles songs have been nominated for or won Oscars?

Let It Be (1970): Music and Lyrics (Original Song Score)


Each individual branch set its own rules:

Best Song: 9 noms

Score Dramatic: 20 noms

Score Musical: 10 noms