December 12, 2020

Academy Award Best Picture Trivia Questions

 

Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the top performances and work in the film industry. The Academy Awards, aka Oscars, are doled out at a gala which is generally attended by all kinds of celebrities, from actors and directors, to producers and script writers.  The upcoming Academy Award ceremony is scheduled for April 25, 2021, and movies that were released in 2020 as well as January and February of 2021 are eligible.  Both the date of the ceremony and the window of eligibility have been adjusted to help account for the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Because we need to wait a bit longer than usual for one of the best events in the movie industry, we thought we’d keep you on your toes with some fun movie trivia questions on Best Picture winning films and the actors and actresses who have appeared in them.

Here are Your Trivia Questions for Best Picture

Name the only person who has starred in, directed and produced two movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture?

 

Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)


One actor appeared in each of these movies that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Midnight Cowboy (1969), Kramer vs Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1988). Name the actor.

 

Dustin Hoffman


Name the actor who appeared in both Gandhi (1982) and Schindler's List (1993)? Hint he won the Ocsar for Best Actor for his work in Gandhi.

 

Ben Kingsley


Jack Nicholson has been in three movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name the three movies.

 

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • The Departed (2006) 

 

Which of these three movies did Jack Nicholson win the Best Actor Award for?

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

One actor appeared in both the 2009 and 2010 movies that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name the actor, and the movies.

 

  • Actor: Guy Pearce
  • Movies: The Hurt Locker in 2009 and the King’s Speech in 2010

 

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One woman had a nice streak in the 1970s and had roles in these three Academy Award Best Picture winning films, The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974) and Rocky (1976). Name the actress who was fortunate enough to land roles in all three movies.

 

  • Talia Shire

Ben Affleck has appeared in two movies that took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Name the movies.

 

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Argo (2012)

Morgan Freeman has appeared in three movies that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name the three movies.

 

  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)

One actor who hails from the United Kingdom had roles in all three of these movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture, The English Patient (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The King's Speech (2010). Name the British actor. 

 

Colin Firth


Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name the movies.

 

  • Titanic (1997)
  • The Departed (2006)

Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016, and Greenbook won the award in 2018. Name the actor who had a role in each of the two movies.

 

Mahershala Ali


Willem Dafoe appeared in two movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Name the two award winning films.

 

  • Platoon (1986)
  • The English Patient (1996)

Clark Gable was the prime actor of the 1930’s. He appeared in three movies that won the Best Picture Oscar. Name the three movies.

 

  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)

Which actor appeared in these 2 films which are back to back Best Picture winners: Annie Hall (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978)?

 

Christopher Walken


Meryl Streep has appeared in three movies winning the Best Picture Oscar. Name the three movies.

 

  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Out of Africa (1985)

 

Which of these movies did Meryl Streep take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?

 

Kramer vs Kramer


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