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Academy Awards #39 and #40

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:

Of the top 6 awards (Best Picture, Director and the four acting awards) at the 39th Oscar ceremony, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Man for All Seasons" garnered 5 of them. Who was the spoiler?
Steve McQueen – The Sand Pebbles (Best Actor)
Walter Matthau – The Fortune Cookie (Best Supporting Actor)
Michael Caine – Alfie (Best Actor)
Mako – The Sand Pebbles (Best Supporting Actor)

Question 2:

Director, producer and film editor Robert Wise received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 39th Oscars for his contributions to the film industry. For which of the following movies was he nominated for Best Film Editing?
Citizen Kane
The Sound of Music
The Sand Pebbles
West Side Story

Question 3:

Which of the following statements below is FALSE in connection with the 39th Oscar ceremony?
It was the first time a film (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) received an acting nomination for every credited cast member.
None of these
It was the first time a film (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) was nominated in every category for which it was eligible.
It was the first time two sisters, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, were both nominated for Best Actress.

Question 4:

Normally, Oscars are presented by one or two people but, at the 39th ceremony, three people presented a category of awards. Which category was it?
Writing Awards
Music Awards
Sound Awards
Documentary Awards

Question 5:

Of the 4 films listed below, 3 won for all categories for which they were nominated at the 39th Oscars. Which film did not win an award?
Mister Buddwing
Grand Prix
Born Free
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Question 6:

"Hawaii" was a big loser winning nothing at the 39th Oscars. It lost to "Fantastic Voyage" for Best Visual Effects, the only other nominated film in that category. So, how many nominations did it receive?

Question 7:

At the 40th Oscar ceremony, "The Graduate" won an Oscar for Mike Nichols as Best Director. Out of 7 nominations, which other Oscar did it win?
Best Actress - Anne Bancroft
Best Cinematography - Robert Surtees
Best Actor - Dustin Hoffman
It didn't win any other Oscar.

Question 8:

Which of the following films at the 40th Academy Awards ceremony took home the most Oscars?
Doctor Dolittle
Bonnie and Clyde
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Question 9:

Of the following films, all received multiple nominations but one did not receive an Oscar at the 40th ceremony. Which film was the loser here?
The Dirty Dozen
In Cold Blood
Cool Hand Luke
A Place to Stand

Question 10:

Whose acceptance speech, delivered at the 40th Academy Awards ceremony, contained only the words "Thank you" and is regarded as the shortest in Oscar history?
Stirling Silliphant (In the Heat of the Night)
Alfred Hitchcock (Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award)
Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde)
William Rose (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)

Question 11:

Due to the urging of the president of the Academy, 18 of the 20 nominees for acting awards were present for the 40th Oscar ceremony. Who was this insistent president?
Wendell Corey
Arthur Freed
Gregory Peck
Walter Mirisch

Question 12:

The Best Original Song at the 40th Oscars was won by "Talk to the Animals" from "Doctor Dolittle" and sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Of the other nominees, which person was NOT the performer of the nominated song?
Louis Armstrong ("The Bare Necessities" from The Jungle Book)
Barbra Streisand ("The Eyes of Love" from Banning)
Angela Lansbury ("Thoroughly Modern Millie" from Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 ("The Look of Love" from Casino Royale)


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