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Academy Awards #25 and #26

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:

What statement is FALSE about the 25th Academy Awards?
In Holliwood, it was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Holli
It was the first ceremony to be televised.
As expected, the heavily favored film won Best Picture.
It took place in both Hollywood and New York City simultaneously.

Question 2:

Who was the last person born in the 19th century to win an Oscar in a leading role at the 25th awards?
Gloria Grahame
Anthony Quinn
Shirley Booth
Gary Cooper

Question 3:

What was unusual about the 25th Academy Awards?
Gloria Grahame (Best Supporting Actress) tripped going up the stairs but thanked "old friends for faith, new friends for hope and everyone for their charity."
Bob Hope wore a light brown shirt because white would have been too bright for the new TV technology.
It was the first time that a film ("The Bad and the Beautiful") had 5 nominations and 5 wins.
All four acting awards plus Best Director and Best Picture went to 6 different films.

Question 4:

At the 25th Academy Awards, the spouses of Dorothy Jordan and Norma Talmadge both received awards in this category.
Academy Honorary Awards
Best Film Editing
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Best Art Direction, Black and White

Question 5:

"High Noon" from High Noon – music by Dimitri Tiomkin; lyrics by Ned Washington won the Best Original Song at the 25th Academy Awards. Which of the other nominated songs is not correctly matched with its singer?
Billy Daniels ("Because You're Mine" from Because You're Mine)
Bob Hope ("Am I In Love" from Son of Paleface)
Danny Kaye ("Thumbelina" from Hans Christian Andersen)
Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer ("Zing a Little Zong" from Just for You)

Question 6:

What non-theatrical people were in attendance at the 25th Academy Awards?
New York City Mayor and Mrs. Vincent R. Impellitteri and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Fletcher Bowron
Ex-Governor Earl Warren and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Fletcher Bowron
1948 Presidential Candidate Thomas Dewey and Ex-Governor Earl Warren
1948 Presidential Candidate Thomas Dewey and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Thomas Bradley

Question 7:

One of the shortest speeches in Academy history was made at the 26th awards. The winner simply said "Thank you". Who was it?
Best Actress - Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday
Best Supporting Actor - Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Best Actor - William Holden – Stalag 17
Donna Reed – From Here to Eternity

Question 8:

Which of the following movies won for Best Story and Screenplay at the 26th Academy Awards and was later remade?
Little Fugitive
Julius Caesar

Question 9:

Three of the four were co-presenters at the 26th Academy Awards. Which pair is not correct?
Keefe Brasselle and Marilyn Erskine (Short Subject Awards)
Jack Webb and Esther Williams (Best Film Editing)
Lex Barker and Lana Turner (Cinematography Awards)
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding (Documentary Awards)

Question 10:

All of the films below were nominated for 3 Academy Awards at the 26th ceremony. Which one didn't get any?
Calamity Jane
The Band Wagon
Stalag 17
The War of the Worlds

Question 11:

One of the Honorary Awards at the 26th Academy Award ceremony went to a person that was disliked by many in Hollywood because he was a censor. What was his name?
Joseph I. Breen
Charles H. Percy
Pete Smith
Robert Lippert

Question 12:

Which of the following songs nominated for Best Original Song was NOT sung at the 26th Academy Award ceremony?
"The Moon Is Blue" from The Moon Is Blue
"Secret Love" from Calamity Jane
"That's Amore" from The Caddy
"My Flaming Heart" from Small Town Girl


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