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Academy Awards #49 and #50

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 was unusual about the situation with Peter Finch at the 49th Oscars?
He won Best Actor and it was awarded posthumously.
He won Best Supporting Actor and it was awarded posthumously.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but didn't win.
He was nominated for Best Actor but didn't win.

Question 2:

Piper Laurie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Carrie". Her previous nomination was for Best Actress. How many years intervened between these two nominations?

Question 3:

Beatrice Straight set a record at the 49th Oscars. She won the Best Supporting Actress with the shortest amount of on-screen time. How long did you see her in "Network"?
a little over 6 minutes
exactly four minutes
seven minutes and 53 seconds
five minutes and forty seconds

Question 4:

There was only one team of presenters at the 49th Academy Awards. They presented the award for Best Supporting Actress. Who were they?
William Holden and Jack Nicholson
Cicely Tyson and Pearl Bailey
Louise Fletcher and Liv Ullmann
Muhammad Ali and Sylvester Stallone

Question 5:

At the 49 Academy awards, Ann-Margret performed the song "It All Started in Someone's Head" which was not nominated for Best Original Song. What's the true statement below?
Barbra Streisand wrote the song but her song "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" was nominated, so she couldn't have two songs nominated.
Ann-Margaret wrote the song herself.
It was supposed to be a song from "Taxi Driver" but was never performed or heard in that film
It was a song from "All the President's Men".

Question 6:

Which of the following films had the best winning percentage at the 49th Academy Awards? (The number of nominations is provided.)
Bound for Glory - 6
All The President's Men - 8
Network - 10
Rocky - 10

Question 7:

Two of the films below had 2 or 3 nominations but only one pair won an award each at the 49th ceremony. Which two are they?
Fellini's Casanova and The Omen
Carrie and Face to Face
Seven Beauties and Taxi Driver
Cousin, Cousine and Voyage of the Damned

Question 8:

Which movie at the 50th Academy Awards set the record for the most nominations (11) without a single win.
Coming Home
The Turning Point
Heaven Can Wait

Question 9:

With the members of the Jewish Defense League outside protesting and completely aware of this, Vanessa Redgrave proceeded to give a very politically charged speech denouncing "Zionist hoodlums" (gasps, boos and some applause). Although she went on to denounce anti-Semitism, her remarks did not go unchallenged. Later in the 50th Oscars, who denounced her?
Joan Fontaine
Sidney P. Solow
Paddy Chayefsky
Stanley Kramer

Question 10:

At the 50th Oscars, "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" went head to head in these 4 categories. "Star Wars" won all four but tied with "Close Encounters" in which category?
Best Art Direction
Best Sound Editing
Best Film Editing
Best Visual Effects

Question 11:

Bette Davis presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to which person at the 50th Academy Awards?
Leo Jaffe
Danny Kaye
Charlton Heston
Robert Benjamin (posthumously)

Question 12:

Believe it or not, there were some non-human presenters at 50th Academy Awards. "Star Wars" characters R2-D2 and C-3PO along with Mark Hamill presented the Special Achievement Award. What other non-human presented an award?
Sylvester the Cat
Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck

Question 13:

All of the songs nominated for Best Original Song at the 50th Oscars were sung but 2 others made it onto the program. Which of the following performed a nominated song?
Debbie Reynolds
Marvin Hamlisch
Gloria Loring
Sammy Davis Jr.

Question 14:

"The Goodbye Girl" was nominated for 5 Oscars at the 50th ceremony. How many awards did it actually win?


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