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Academy Awards #49 and #50
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 was unusual about the situation with Peter Finch at the 49th Oscars?
He won Best Supporting Actor and it was awarded posthumously.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but didn't win.
He won Best Actor and it was awarded posthumously.
He was nominated for Best Actor but didn't win.
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?
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"?
exactly four minutes
seven minutes and 53 seconds
five minutes and forty seconds
a little over 6 minutes
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
Louise Fletcher and Liv Ullmann
Muhammad Ali and Sylvester Stallone
Cicely Tyson and Pearl Bailey
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 a song from "All the President's Men".
It was supposed to be a song from "Taxi Driver" but was never performed or heard in that film
Which of the following films had the best winning percentage at the 49th Academy Awards? (The number of nominations is provided.)
Rocky - 10
Bound for Glory - 6
All The President's Men - 8
Network - 10
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?
Seven Beauties and Taxi Driver
Carrie and Face to Face
Fellini's Casanova and The Omen
Cousin, Cousine and Voyage of the Damned
Which movie at the 50th Academy Awards set the record for the most nominations (11) without a single win.
The Turning Point
Heaven Can Wait
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?
Sidney P. Solow
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 Visual Effects
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Bette Davis presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to which person at the 50th Academy Awards?
Robert Benjamin (posthumously)
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
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?
Sammy Davis Jr.
"The Goodbye Girl" was nominated for 5 Oscars at the 50th ceremony. How many awards did it actually win?
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