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Quiz: How much do you know about the Oscars?

The 94th Academy Awards are taking place in Los Angeles tonight.

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THE BIGGEST NIGHT in Hollywood is back. 

The 94th Academy Awards are taking place tonight, and after a scaled down event last year due to the pandemic, they are returning to their home at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

While critics have hailed The Power of the Dog and CODA as the two frontrunners in the Best Picture category, you never know what might happen on the night.

If you want to see it all unfold, you’ll have to wait until 1am. While you’re waiting, why not test your knowledge of Oscars gone by? 

In what year did the first Academy Awards ceremony take place?
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1929
1933

1937
1945
Which film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2021?
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Minari
Nomadland

Parasite
Promising Young Woman
Meryl Streep has received 21 Oscar nominations, and won three times. For which of these films did she NOT win an Oscar?
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Kramer v Kramer
Sophie's Choice

Out of Africa
The Iron Lady
Who is the only actor or actress to have won four Oscars?
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Jack Nicholson
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Katherine Hepburn

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Ingrid Bergman
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Daniel Day Lewis
Steven Spielberg has won two Best Director Oscars. For which two films did he win the awards?
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple

Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan
Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Lincoln
In 1999, Judi Dench won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. For how long did she appear on screen?
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8 minutes
9 minutes 14 seconds

15 minutes 33 seconds
27 minutes
According to Hollywood folklore, why are the Academy Awards also called "Oscars"?
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Because the man that designed the statuette was called Oscar.
Because Oscar means "spear of the Gods" and the Academy are the 'Gods' of Hollywood.

Because the first President of the Academy was called Oscar.
Because an Academy employee said that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.
Which of The Godfather films has won the most Oscars?
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The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather Part III
None of the films won any Oscars.
Which of these has never been a category at the Oscars?
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Academy Animal Award
Best Engineering Effects

Academy Juvenile Award
Best Title Writing
Finally, which person has won the most Oscars to date?
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John Williams
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Alfred Hitchcock

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Edith Head
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Walt Disney
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog!
Pawsitively perfect.
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Clever Cat!
Almost purrfect.
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Fintastic!
Flippin' good!
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What are ewe doing?!
Baaaaaaaad!
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Turtley Awful!
Shell of a bad effort.
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