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Academy Awards #11 and #12

written by: thaibob
It would be best to start with the 1st Academy Award Quiz (Academy Awards #1- #5) and work your way up. Otherwise you may get confused and you won't get the feeling of travelling along with the Academy to its present day position.

Question 1:

Who was the host of the 11th Academy Awards?
George Jessel
Bob Hope
Milton Berle

Question 2:

What 2 categories were discontinued at the 11th Academy Awards?
Best Dance Direction -- Best Title Writing
Best Title Writing -- Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Best Assistant Director -- Best Title Writing
Best Assistant Director -- Best Dance Direction

Question 3:

The 11th Academy Awards was the first time a foreign film was nominated for Outstanding Production aka Best Picture. Which film claimed the honor?
Four Daughters
Grand Illusion

Question 4:

The 11th Academy Awards saw the first time that 3 of the four acting awards were won by repeat winners but not necessarily consecutively. Who was the only first time winner?
Fay Bainter – Jezebel
Walter Brennan – Kentucky
Bette Davis – Jezebel
Spencer Tracy – Boys Town

Question 5:

Which movie received 6 nominations for the 11th Academy Awards but won none?
Four Daughters
Merrily We Live
The Citadel
Alexander's Ragtime Band

Question 6:

The 11th Academy Awards presented 2 Juvenile Awards. Who were the lucky twosome?
Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien
Deanna Durbin and Mickey Rooney

Question 7:

Who hosted the 12th Academy Awards?
Bob Hope and George Jessel
Bob Hope and Jack Benny
Bob Hope
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

Question 8:

We all know that "Gone With the Wind" was a big winner at the 12th Academy Awards and that Hattie McDaniels was the first Black-American to win an acting award so let's move on. Who won for Best Actor?
Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Clark Gable – Gone With the Wind
James Stewart – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Laurence Olivier – Wuthering Heights

Question 9:

Many people get a chance to present awards to the recipients. One person presented more than 6 at the 12th Academy Awards. Who was he?
Mervyn LeRoy
Darryl F. Zanuck
Bob Hope
Gene Buck

Question 10:

After Hattie won for Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Academy Awards, this other nominees was the first to go over and congratulate her. She then ran into the kitchen and bawled like a baby. Who was this losing nominee of the 4?
Olivia de Havilland
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Edna May Oliver
Maria Ouspenskaya

Question 11:

The 12th Academy Awards was the first time an award was given for what category?
Visual Effects
Best Cinematography, Color
Best Art Direction, Color
Best Art Direction, Black and White

Question 12:

After the 12th Academy Awards ceremony, one of the losers was comforted by his companion with the words "Don't worry, Pappy. We'll bring one home next year" to which he replied that this was his last chance. She then said, "Not you, you self-centered bastard. I meant me." Who was the loser?
James Stewart
Claude Rains
Clark Gable
Harry Carey


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