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An Oscar History Lesson


August 3, 2020

Some of y’all only educate yourselves on movie stars through unreliable sources & it’s starting to show. Wendy’s Oscar history lesson is the answer!

In 1939, Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to receive an Academy Award. She won best supporting actress for her role in which movie?

Hattie McDaniel
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Gone With the Wind

The youngest Oscar winner, Tatum O’Neal, won best supporting actress for her role in Paper Moon alongside her __________________.

Tatum O'Neal
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Singlings

What was the memorable line Sally Field said when she won her second best actress Oscar for her role in Places in the Heart?

Sally Field
  • You like me, you really like me!
  • My hearts beating so fast!
  • You changed my life!

These two leading ladies tied for best actress with 3,030 votes each in 1969.

Faye Dunaway
  • Katharine Hepburn & Barbara Streisand
  • Maggie Smith & Jane Fonda
  • Audrey Hepburn & Faye Dunaway

Which of the following movies does NOT hold 11 Oscars?

Oscar Awards
  • Titanic
  • Ben Hur
  • La La Land

This woman became the first black female to win an Oscar for best actress in 2002.

2002 first black woman to win best actress Oscar
  • Halle Berry
  • Angela Bassett
  • Whoopi Goldberg

What happened when Jennifer Lawrence was making her way towards the stage to receive her best actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook?

Jennifer Lawerence accepting her speech at the Oscars
  • Leonardo DiCaprio threw her shade
  • Tripped on stage
  • Chugged Amy Adams' drink

In 2014, more than 37 million people on Twitter viewed the iconic Oscar photo that included Bradley Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, and Peter Nyong’o. Who is the person that got cut off in the photo?

Jennifer Lawerence, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts taking a group selfie at the 2014 Oscars
  • Salma Hayek
  • Liza Minneli
  • Jessica Alba

How many times was Leonardo DiCaprio nominated before he won an Oscar in 2016?

Leonardo Dicaprio accepting his speech at the Oscars
  • 6
  • 8
  • 12

In 2017, a mistake made by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ accountant caused the incorrect movie to be announced for best picture. Instead of giving Moonlight-the correct winner- their proper moment in the spotlight, this movie was announced.

Moonlight envelope
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Manchester By the Sea

You have answered of 10 questions correctly!

Love you, but that’s what the Academy would call a flop.

Yaaas honey! You’re so good, you could host the Oscars.

Definitely good enough for a nomination, but not good enough for the win.


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