Question: Who won consecutive best actor Oscars for Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938)?
Answer: Over the following 30 years, Spencer Tracy earned six additional Oscar nominations but never again won. Other performers to win back-to-back Oscars include Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn, and Tom Hanks.
Question: Who is the only Oscar winner named Oscar?
Answer: Best known for his stage musicals with Richard Rodgers, the songwriter won two Oscars in the 1940s, both for best original song.
Question: Which 1927 film was the first-ever best picture winner?
Answer: This silent movie tells the story of two World War I aviators in love with the same woman (played by Clara Bow).
Question: In 2003 Meryl Streep became the most-nominated performer in Oscar history. Who held the record before her?
Answer: Katharine Hepburn earned 12 nominations, all in the best actress category. She won for the films Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).
Question: The 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won four Academy Awards, including best foreign-language film. In what language was it filmed?
Answer: The popular martial-arts drama, directed by Ang Lee, is set in 18th-century China.
Question: In 1984 Linda Hunt won the best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as a male character in which film?
Answer: Linda Hunt portrayed Billy Kwan, a photojournalist covering the political tumult of Indonesia in the mid-1960s.
Question: Which of these is not a former Oscar category?
Answer: Alas, stunt work has never been honored at the Academy Awards.
Question: Marlon Brando famously refused his best actor Oscar for The Godfather (1972) in protest. What was he protesting?
Answer: When Brando was announced the winner, he shocked the audience by sending activist Sacheen Littlefeather to the stage to decline the Oscar on his behalf.
Question: Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
Answer: Hattie McDaniel won best supporting actress for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Question: “Which motion picture won the Academy Award for 1955?” is an important line in which 1990s best picture nominee?
Answer: The 1994 movie dramatizes the 1950s TV quiz-show scandals, focusing on an incident in which a contestant was instructed by the show’s producers to miss a question on purpose. The 1955 best picture winner was Marty.