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Academy Awards #25 and #26
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.
What statement is FALSE about the 25th Academy Awards?
It took place in both Hollywood and New York City simultaneously.
It was the first ceremony to be televised.
In Holliwood, it was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Holli
As expected, the heavily favored film won Best Picture.
Who was the last person born in the 19th century to win an Oscar in a leading role at the 25th awards?
What was unusual about the 25th Academy Awards?
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.
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."
At the 25th Academy Awards, the spouses of Dorothy Jordan and Norma Talmadge both received awards in this category.
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Best Art Direction, Black and White
Academy Honorary Awards
Best Film Editing
"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?
Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer ("Zing a Little Zong" from Just for You)
Danny Kaye ("Thumbelina" from Hans Christian Andersen)
Bob Hope ("Am I In Love" from Son of Paleface)
Billy Daniels ("Because You're Mine" from Because You're Mine)
What non-theatrical people were in attendance at the 25th Academy Awards?
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
New York City Mayor and Mrs. Vincent R. Impellitteri and Los Angeles Mayor and Mrs. Fletcher Bowron
One of the shortest speeches in Academy history was made at the 26th awards. The winner simply said "Thank you". Who was it?
Best Actor - William Holden – Stalag 17
Donna Reed – From Here to Eternity
Best Actress - Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday
Best Supporting Actor - Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Which of the following movies won for Best Story and Screenplay at the 26th Academy Awards and was later remade?
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)
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding (Documentary Awards)
Jack Webb and Esther Williams (Best Film Editing)
Lex Barker and Lana Turner (Cinematography Awards)
All of the films below were nominated for 3 Academy Awards at the 26th ceremony. Which one didn't get any?
The Band Wagon
The War of the Worlds
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
Which of the following songs nominated for Best Original Song was NOT sung at the 26th Academy Award ceremony?
"My Flaming Heart" from Small Town Girl
"That's Amore" from The Caddy
"The Moon Is Blue" from The Moon Is Blue
"Secret Love" from Calamity Jane
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