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

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
Gary Cooper
Anthony Quinn
Shirley Booth

Question 3:

What was unusual about the 25th Academy Awards?
It was the first time that a film ("The Bad and the Beautiful") had 5 nominations and 5 wins.
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.
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
Best Art Direction, Black and White
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

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)
Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer ("Zing a Little Zong" from Just for You)
Danny Kaye ("Thumbelina" from Hans Christian Andersen)

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
1948 Presidential Candidate Thomas Dewey and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Thomas Bradley
Ex-Governor Earl Warren and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Fletcher Bowron
1948 Presidential Candidate Thomas Dewey and Ex-Governor Earl Warren

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 Supporting Actor - Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Best Actor - William Holden – Stalag 17
Donna Reed – From Here to Eternity
Best Actress - Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

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

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
The War of the Worlds
Stalag 17

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?
Robert Lippert
Pete Smith
Joseph I. Breen
Charles H. Percy

Question 12:

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


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