Quiz 016: Academy Awards Winners 01


  1. She made her debut as a film costume designer with the film C.I.D. in 1956. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (shared with John Mollo) for her work in the 1982 film, Gandhi  and  became the first Indian to win an Academy Award. Who is she?
  1. The Japanese director Akira Kurosawa regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema won two Oscar awards for best foreign language film during his career spanning 57 years. One was for Rashomon in 1951. What was the other film which was for a Russian language movie he directed in 1975? What is the name of this second movie, a Soviet-Japanese joint production?
  1.  This composer has won 8 Oscar awards, giving him more Oscars than any other living person. He has won Oscars for the best original score and best original song for movies The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and Pocahontas (1995). Who is he?
  1. He was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur Who won  two academy awards  for Best Picture and Best Director for film Gandhi. He is best remembered for his roles in Brighton Rock (1948), I’m All Right Jack (1959), The Great Escape (1963).Name him?
  1.  Often described as the “best actress of her generation”, She  is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards & has won three. Who is she?
  1. She won the academy awards for best original score in 1996 for Emma and became the first female composer to win an Oscar for best original score in a movie. Name her?
  1.  He was the first Black male and Afro-Bahamian actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963) in which he played a handyman who stays with and helps a group of German-speaking nuns build a chapel. Name him?
  1. Only two people have ever received 4 Oscar nominations for a single film (Producing, Directing, Acting and Writing). One is Orson Wells for Citizen Kane in 1942. The other person did it twice. Once for Heaven Can Wait in 1978, and then for Reds in 1981. Who is he?
  1. Name the British actor who was nominated for the Academy awards for the Best Actor on eight occasions but fail to win a single Award?
  1. Only two performers have directed themselves to a Best Actor Oscar. One was Laurence Olivier for Hamlet in 1948. Who is the other and Italian actor who directed himself to an Oscar in Life is Beautiful in 1998?


  1. Bhanu Athaiya
  1.   Dersu Uzala
  1.   Alan Menken
  1.    Richard Attenborough
  1.    Meryl   Streep
  1.   Rachel Portman 
  1.   Sidney Poitier
  1.   Warren Beatty
  1.   Peter O’Toole
  1.   Roberto Benigni

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