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Academy Awards #17 and #18

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:

The 17th Academy Awards was the first to be broadcast on radio. Which network aired it?
Air America Radio
CBS Radio
ABC Radio
NBC Blue

Question 2:

Which statement is true of the 17th Academy Awards?
"Going My Way" had 2 songs in the Best Original Song category.
Best Documentary Feature only had 3 entries.
The ceremony was held at Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Best Picture was limited to 5 entries.

Question 3:

Which statement is true about Barry Fitzgerald at the 17th Academy Awards?
He did not win any acting awards.
He was nominated for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for "Going My Way".
He won for Best Actor.
He was not nominated for Best Actor.

Question 4:

Which of the following is NOT true about Bob Hope at the 17th Academy Awards?
He was not the sole host of the awards.
He won an Academy Honorary Award.
He presented the award for Best Cinematography and Best Original Song.
He won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Question 5:

The 17th Academy Juvenile Award went to a person for being an outstanding actor/actress. Who was it?
Margaret O'Brien
Ivan Jandl
Peggy Ann Garner
Claude Jarman, Jr.

Question 6:

A big loser at the 17th Academy Awards was a film that was nominated for 9 awards but only won 1. Which film was it?
Double Indemnity
Cover Girl
Since You Went Away

Question 7:

Which statement is NOT true about the 18th Academy Awards?
"The Lost Weekend" did NOT have the most nominations; it received only 7.
"The Lost Weekend" was the first film to win Best Picture and the Palme d'Or from the Cannes Film Festival.
James Stewart and Bob Hope were co-hosts.
Plaster statuettes that were given out during the war were replaced with gold ones.

Question 8:

One actress at the 18th Academy Awards claimed she had pneumonia and stayed home but some surmised that she would have been embarrassed had she not won the award for which she was nominated. Who was this sick lady?
Eve Arden
Ingrid Bergman
Joan Crawford
Greer Garson

Question 9:

Three of the four entertainers mentioned below performed at the 18th Academy Awards. Who's the oddball?
Bing Crosby
Dinah Shore
Dick Haymes
Frank Sinatra

Question 10:

Which of the 18th Academy Award films below is matched correctly with its number of nominations and number of wins?
The Bells of St. Mary's 8 and 1
The Lost Weekend 7 and 3
National Velvet 5 and 1
A Song to Remember 6 and 1

Question 11:

The 18th Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film was won by a movie that had which of these characters?
Mighty Mouse
Donald Duck
Tom and Jerry
Sylvester the Cat

Question 12:

Which of the nominated films at the 18th Academy Awards grossed the most money in the USA?
Leave Her to Heaven
The Bells of St. Mary's
Mildred Pierce
The Lost Weekend


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