It's award season, and you know what that means! Time to pit your knowledge to win the highest of prizes: bragging rights! Today, the theme for this trivia game is all things Oscar. The rules: Read the question, choose the answer you believe to be correct, then click the "spoilers" button to find out why! Some of the questions are relatively easy, others can only be answered by an Oscar Genius. So it's time to find out, are you an Oscar Genius?
1. When was the first ever Academy Awards?
The Academy Awards is the oldest entertainment award ceremony, with its contemporaries such as the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Awards molded after it.
2. What is the official name of the Oscar Statuette?
Each winner receives a copy of the Academy Award of Merit statuette.
3. What is the only Sci-fi/Fantasy film to win Best Picture?
4. What is the most amount of awards a single film has won?
A total of three films have won 11 Oscars, they are Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003). Return of the King also made the largest sweep in Oscar history, taking all 11 awards it was nominated for.
5. What cinematic legend holds the record for most awards won by a single person?
Walt Disney won an astounding 22 Oscars while he was alive, and in 1954 won 4 awards in the same year (another record!) he won Best Documentary, Features for The Living Desert; Best Documentary, Short Subjects for The Alaskan Eskimo; Best Short Subject, Cartoons for Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom; and Best Short Subject, Two-reel for Bear Country. He had two additional nominations in Best Short Subject, Cartoons for Rugged Bear; and Best Short Subject, Two-reel for Ben and Me.
6. Who was the last person to win an Oscar posthumously?
Howard Ashman was awarded an Oscar for Best Music (Song) for his work on Beauty and the Beast. The famed lyricist died from AIDS just 4 days after the first screening of Beauty and the Beast. The following year, he was nominated for three academy awards for the songs "Be Our Guest", "Belle", and "Beauty and the Beast" for which he won the award.
7. What categories does a film have to win in order to be considered a "Big Five" winner?
Only 3 films have ever won the Big Five, It Happen One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and Silence of the Lambs (1991).
8. How old was the oldest person to win an Oscar?
Christopher Plummer won the Best Supporting Actor award in 2011 at the age of 82. The movie he won the award for was the Beginners.
Who was the youngest person nominated for an Best Actor Oscar?
Jackie Cooper was nominated for the award at the tender age of 9. However, the youngest person to win Best Actor goes to Adrien Brody who won the award for the film The Pianist when he was 29.