Oscar Quiz: Studio; Best Picture; Foreign Language

Oscar Quiz


In which year, the same studio had all five nominees in the same category?

(Paramount, Costume Design, 1974)

2. Which studio used the following statement in in its Oscar campaign: “Honestly, I was just standing in the sun waiting for a streetcar?

(MGM, after unexpectedly winning the 1951 Best Picture, for the musical An American in Paris, poking fun at its two major rivals: A Place in the Sun and A Streetcar Named Desire).

3. In what ear, one studio dominated the Color Art Direction category?

MGM had 4 nominations in 1953, but they didn’t include Minnelli’s The Band Wagon

4. Name the year in which Miramax, perennial nominee, won the largest number of Oscars?

1996, Miramax won 11 out of 20 nominations, 9 of which for The English Patient, including Best Picture.

Best Picture

Name the years in which the stories of all five Best Picture nominees were set in the past?

1952, 1962, 1984, 1998

Best Picture Winners–Only 1 Nomination

Grand Hotel, 1932-1933

Best Picture Nominees: Only 1 or 2 Nominations

Ruggles of the Red Gap (1935), only 1 nomination

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994): 2 nominations

Which Best Picture winner holds the largest number of Oscar wins?

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 13 Oscars

Ben-Hur, 11 Oscars

West Side Story, 10

The English Patient, 9

Best Picture: Weakest Year

Which is the weakest year in Oscar’s history?

1928/9: Alibi, Broadway Melody, Hollywood Revue, In Old Arizona, The Patriot

Best Foreign Language Film

Which foreign language film has won the largest number of Oscars?

Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, in 1983, winning 4 of its 6 nominations.

Which foreign language film has received the largest number of Oscar nominations?

Tie between Das Boot and Fanny and Alexander, each of which received 6 nominations.

Artists Most Nominated;

Composer John Williams, 50 nominations, ? Oscar wins

Composer Alfred Newman, 43 nominations, 9 Oscar wins

Actors (Nominees)

Which Oscar-nominated actress can be briefly glimpsed in a film made by a director of the same nationality?

Lena Olin, in Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, then in his TV movie, After the Rehearsal

Characters (Oscar Nominated or Oscar-Winning)

Name the Vietnam War vet who has served as inspiration to two Oscar-nominated roles:

Luke (Jon Voight) in Coming Home

Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July



What is the name of the law firm that fires Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) in Philadelphia?


Who’s the first woman to win an Oscar for achievement other than acting?

Frances Marion, screenwriting for The Big House (1929-30)