Oscars

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are an annual awards ceremony. Awards are given out for cinematic excellence. The awards ceremony is held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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What film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1976?

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The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Picture in 1976 went to Rocky. It beat out Taxi Driver, All the President's Men, Network and Bound for Glory. Rocky also won Oscars for Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and for Best Film Editing. In addition, it was nominated for (but didn't win) Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sylvester Stallone), Best Supprting Actor (Burgess Meredith), Best Supporting Actor (Burt Young), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Talia Shire), Best Music - Original Song ("Gonna Fly Now"), Best Sound and Best Writing - Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Sylvester Stallone).
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Who was nominated 16 times before he won Oscar?

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Singer-composer Randy Newman was winless 15 times before he won an Academy Award for his 16th nomination. He won the Best Original Song award for "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc." (2002) and for "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" (2010).
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How many Oscars was gladiator nominated for?

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The film Gladiator was nominated in 12 Oscar categories. This is a very high number of nominations at the Oscars. Of those 12 nominations, it could only win 5; including Best Picture.
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In what theatre are the Academy Awards presented?

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The Kodak Theater. This has only happened recently as the ceremony would change venues, but has found permanent hosting at the Kodak. The Kodak Theater is in Hollywood, California.
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Who won the first Best Actress Oscar?

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In the first Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, the Best Actress award was presented to Janet Gaynor for her role as a would-be prostitute in "Street Angel," as well as for her roles in "Sunrise" and "Seventh Heaven."
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Did Titanic win any Oscars?

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Yes, Titanic (1997) won eleven 11 Academy Awards, making it one of the biggest Oscar-winning movies ever. Yes, it holds a record for the most. Titanic has won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It is only tied with two other films, Ben-Hur and Lord of the Rings.
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What film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1994?

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The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Picture in 1994 went to Forrest Gump.
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How many Academy Award nominations did Das Boot receive?

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This 1982 Wolfgang Peterson masterpiece got 6 nominations and no wins. But 6 nominations is as good as a win in my opinion. See link for more. It also received a nomination for a Golden Globe award.
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How many Oscars did the Lord of the Rings trilogy win?

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): Best Cinematography Best Effects, Visual Effects Best Makeup Best Music, Original Score (4/13) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): Best Sound Editing Best Visual Effects (2/6) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Best Costume Design Best Director Best Editing Best Makeup Best Music, Original Score Best Music, Original Song Best Picture Best Visual Effects Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (11/11) That's a total of 17 Oscars. All three movies won for Visual Effects.
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Did Hoosiers win any Academy Awards?

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No it was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and for Best Score, but didn't win.
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What movie did Joan fontaine win her Oscar for?

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Joan Fontaine (born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland) won the 1941 Best Actress award for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Suspicion." Among the other actresses nominated for the award was her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, who received an Oscar nod for her work in "Hold Back the Dawn." It was the first time that sisters contended for the same acting Oscar. It happened again on April 10, 1967, when sisters Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave were nominated for Best Actress of 1966. The award went to Elizabeth Taylor that year.
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Who are vivien leigh's grandchildren?

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Vivien Leigh had one daughter, Suzanne Holman Farrington, who has three children, Neville Farrington (born December 5th 1958), Jonathan Farrington(born May 13th 1961) and Rupert Farrington (born August 31st 1962).
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What costumer has won the most Oscars?

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Edith Head, who received 35 Academy Award nominations during her career, won eight times.
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What two Bond Girls have won Oscars?

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Kim Basinger ("Never Say Never Again") and Halle Berry ("Die Another Day"). (Basinger won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in 1996 for "L.A. Confidential," Berry won Best Actress for her role in "Monster's Ball in 2001.)
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What awards has kate winslet won?

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She is very close to EGOT status, which means winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She already has won an Oscar (2008 Best Actress for "The Reader") and a Grammy (2000 Best Spoken World Album for Children for "Listen to the Storyteller"). On September 18, 2011, she won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance in the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce." According to her bio on IMDb.com, Winslet has won 40 overall awards in 62 nominations.
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Did Harry Potter win any Oscars 2011?

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No it didn't win any Academy Awards in 2011.
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How many oscars was The Bells of St Mary's nominated?

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The "Bells of St. Mary's," was nominated for 6 Academy Awards in 1945. However, the movie only took 1 Oscar home, and that was for, "Best Sound Recording."
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What film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1928?

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There wasn't actually a "Best Picture" award in the first Oscars in 1928. Rather, there were two distinct awards, "Most Outstanding Production," (won by the movie "Wings") and "Most Artistic Quality of Production" (won by the movie "Sunrise"). First Best Picture The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Motion Picture (Best Picture) was originally called the Academy Award for Best Production. The film 'Wings' was the first honored with this very prestigious award in 1929. The film is a 1927 silent movie about World War I fighter pilots Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and Richard Arlen who vie for the attentions of the same woman. According to Wikipedia, The first Academy Awards were presented on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets cost $10 and fewer than 250 people attended. wings Wings Wings is considered the first Best Picture winner. However, in the first Oscars in 1928 there were two separate awards, "Most Outstanding Production," (won by Wings) and "Most Artistic Quality of Production" (won by Sunrise). At the first Academy Awards ceremony for 1927/28 there was no Best Picture award. Instead, there were two separate awards, one called Most Outstanding Production, won by the epic Wings and one called Most Artistic Quality of Production won by the art film Sunrise. The awards were intended to honor different and equally important aspects of superior filmmaking, and in fact the judges and the studio bosses who sought to influence their decisions paid more attention to the latter - MGM head Louis B. Mayer who had disliked the realism of The Crowd, pressured the judges not to honor his own studio's film, and to select Sunrise instead. The next year, the Academy instituted a single award called Best Production, and decided retroactively that the award won by Wings had been the equivalent of that award, with the result that Wings is often listed as the winner of a sole Best Picture award for the first year. The title of the award was eventually changed to Best Picture for the 1931 awards. The first Oscar ceremony was officially listed as the 1927/28 awards and Best Picture went to Wings, directed by William Wellman and starring Clara Bow ... the ceremony itself took 15 minutes.
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Who was the first black actor to win an Oscar?

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Answer Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Mammy in 'Gone With the Wind' (1939) Sidney Poitier was first to win a Best Actor Oscar for the movie 'Lilies of the Field' (1963)
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Who was the first African American man to win an Oscar?

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Sidney Poitier was the first African American man to win an Academy Award. He won the Best Actor award for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field (1963). James Baskett was the first African American man to receive an Academy Award. He was given an honorary award for the role of Uncle Remus in Song of the South (1948). Other firsts for African Americans at the Academy awards: Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American (man or woman) to be nominated for any award. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and she won for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American to be nominated for the Best Actress award. She was nominated for her role in Carmen Jones (1954) Louis Gossett, Jr. was the first African-American to win the Best Supporting Actor award. He won for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). Halle Berry was the first African-American to win the Best Actress award. She won for her role in Monster's Ball (2001). John Singleton was the first African American nominated for the Best Director award. He was nominated for his work on Boyz N The Hood (1991) Sidney Poitier was named best actor in 1963 for his role in Lilies of the Field. Sidney Poitier -- in 1963, for his role in Lilies in the Field. It was Sidney Poitier, who won the 1963 Best Actor Oscar for his performance as handyman Homer Smith in "Lilies of the Field."
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How many Oscars did Network win?

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Network (1976) won 4 Oscars Best Actor in a Leading Role, Peter Finch, Nomination and award were posthumous. Finch became the first posthumous winner in an acting category. His widow Eletha Finch and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky accepted the award on his behalf. Best Actress in a Leading Role, Faye Dunaway Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Beatrice Straight Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Paddy Chayefsky