Oscar(Academy Awards) – General Knowledge(GK), Current Affairs, Award Winning Films and Winners list, Question Answers, All exams

Oscar(Academy Awards)General knowledge current affairs award winning films list of winners all exams: 

Contents of this article – 1) Academy Awards winning movies quiz questions with answers 2) Oscar award winning films gk question answers 3) Oscar current affairs 2017-2018 4) Complete list of 88th & 89th Academy Awards winners 5) Collection of all Academy Award winning best pictures listed from ‘Wings’ to ‘Moonlight’

Here you will find basic general knowledge(gk)and current affairs question answers on Oscar award winning movies and Oscar facts. You will be quizzed reading these interesting Oscar gk question answers. Not enough! Here is more- complete winners list of 88th and 89th Academy Awards and the best of this article that is a list of Oscar Best Picture Winner ever(1927/28 – 2016)

Oscar (Academy Awards):

Oscar is also known as Academy Awards. It is given for excellence in cinematic achievments for various category like direction, music, cinematography etc. The history of Oscar award starts when it first instituted by selecting American director William Wellson’s ‘Wings’ as the best picture of 1927/1928 on the First Academy Award ceremony. Most recent Best Picture Oscar winner for 2016 goes to ‘Moonlight’ which has been honoured on 89th Academy Award ceremony 2017.

Among the film world, Academy Award has bern recognised the highest international film award presented by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences(AMPAS) annualy. It is also the most prestigious award in Hollywood.  All awardees are categorically honoured with a golden Oscar statuette at an annual ceremony organised by AMPAS. Each best national film can be sent for Oscar nominations which is previewed by Oscar’s authorised committees. Since the beginning a total number of 88 Best Picture(listed below) winners have been awarded Oscar till 2017. 

This article begins with yearwise ordered list of each best picture Oscar winners from starting years to the latest. Then oscar academy awards 2016 and 2017 winners list, and all academy award related top gk question answers.

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Full year wise list of each Best Picture Oscar winning films ever(1927/28-2016)

Here is the list of Best Picture Oscar Award winning films followed by winning years

Year                                 Best Picture

1928                                              Wings

1929                The Broadway Melody

1930           All Quiet On The Western                     Front

1931                                      Cimmaron

1932                                   Grand Hotel

1933                                      Cavalcade

1934             It Happenned One Night

1935                Mutiny On The Bounty

1936                        The Great Ziegfeld

1937                   The Life Of Emil Zola

1938        You Can’t Take It With You

1939                   Gone With The Wind

1940                                          Rebecca

1941        How Green Was My Valley

1942                                  Mrs. Miniver

1943              The Song Of Bernadette

1944                              Going My Way


    The Lost Weekend best Picture of 1945

1946        The Best Year Of Our Lives

1947               Gentlmen’s Agreement


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Year                                       Best Film

1948                                            Hamlet

1949                       All The King’s Men

1950                                All About Eve

1951                 An American In Paris

1952      The Greatest Show On Earth

1953                From Here To Eternity

1954                    On The Water Front

1955                                              Marty

1956     Around The World In Eighty               Days

1957  The Bridge On The River Kwai

1958                                                  Gigi

1959                                          Ben Hur

1960                             The Apartment

1961                             West Side Story

1962                     Lawrence of Arabia

1963                                      Tom Jones

1964                                 My Fair Lady

1965                     The Sound Of Music

1966                A Man For All Seasons

1967               In The Hit Of The Night


Year                                       Best Film

1968                                             Oliver!

1969                         Midnight Cowboy


          Patton – Best Picture of 1970

1971               The French Connection

1972                               The Godfather

1973                                        The Sting

1974                    The Godfather part2

1975     One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s              Nest

1976                                              Rocky

1977                                      Annie Hall

1978                          The Deer Hunter

1979                       Kramer vs Kramer

1980                           Ordinary People


        Chariots of Fire- Best Picture of 1981

1982                                            Gandhi

1983                 Terms of Endearment

1984                                        Amadeus

1985                                  Out of Africa

1986                                           Platoon

1987                        The Last Emperor

Year                                       Best Film

1988                                        Rain Man

1989                       Driving Miss Daisy

1990                    Dances With Wolves

1991          The Silence Of The Lambs

1992                                     Unforgiven

1993                             Schindler’s List

1994                                Forrest Gump

1995                                     Braveheart

1996                      The English Patient

1997                                             Titanic

1998                   Shakespeare In Love

1999                          American Beauty

2000                                        Gladiator

2001                          A Beautiful Mind

2002                                           Chicago

2003       The Lord Of The Rings: The                                Return of The King

2004                      Million Dollar Baby

2005                                               Crash

2006                                The Departed

2007            No Country For Old Man

Here you will see the last list of oscar awarded films and years from 2008-2016

Year                                       Best Film

2008                    Slumdog Millionaire

2009                         The Heart Locker

2010                        The King’s Speech



                                          The Artist

2012                                                Argo

2013                           12 Years A Slave

2014                                         Birdman

2015                                         Spotlight

2016                                      Moonlight

Spotlight is the best picture of 2015 which awarded on 88th Academy Awards 2016. The best picture of 2016 has been declared on february 2017 on the ceremony of 89th Academy Awards. Which is held at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Oscar(Academy Awards)Quiz, GK Question Answers and Current Affairs 2017-2018

Shake your iqs by participating quizzes about Oscar’s best actor, best actress, best picture, best foreign language films, best director, nominations and oscar award winning evergreen movies question with answers –

Q. What film got the most nominations for Oscars 2018?

Ans: The Shape of Water(13) , Directed by American Guillermo del Toro

Q. Is the 90th Academy Awards ceremony going to be held at same venue as previous years?

Ans: Yes 2018 Oscar Award ceremony will be held in 4 March 2018 at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Q. Who will be the host of upcoming Oscars 2018?

Ans: Jimmy Kimmel

Q. What is the top most nominated movie of Academy Awards 2017?

Answer:- La La Land

Q. What film marked 2017 by achieving most Academy Awards?

Answer:- La La Land

Q. What is 2014’s best Oscar awarded picture?

Answer : Birdman

Q. Which one French film won Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film award in 1958?

Answer : Mon Oncle

Q. What is the most nominated Oscar movie ever?

Answer : Titanic(1997),14 Oscar nominations

Q. Which Q&A based film shaken India by winning eight Oscars in 2008?

Answer : Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle(Theme song jai ho)

Q. What is the best Oscar award winning movie of 2013 ?

Answer : 12 Years A Slave

Q. Who is the one and only first French popular figure to win Best Oscar cinematography award in 1940?

Answer : Georges Perinal for the film The Theif of Baghdad

Q. During the time of Brazil’s FIFA World Cup winning in 1970, which film won oscar best picture award?

Answer : Patton by Frank McCarthy

Q. Which film won the best Oscar Movie Award 2012?

Answer : Argo

Q. Who changed the Indian film history by winning the first Oscar award in 1982?

Answer : Bhanu Athaiya for best costume design in the film Gandhi(1982)

Q. Which Canadian artist made the record by winning an Oscar in 2011(in any acting category)as an oldest person ever?

Answer : Christopher Plummer won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82

Q. Which film grabbed the Best Picture Academy Awards of 2011?

Answer : The Artist

Q. Which is the first Asian film ever to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film category in 1951?

Answer : Japanese movie Rashomon directed by Akira Kurosawa

Q. Which film made the record of 19th century’s most Oscar award winning film ever?

Answer : Titanic(1997)

Q. Can you remember the legendary figure who won both a Nobel Prize and an oscar?

Answer : George Bernard Shaw received Nobel Prize in literature in 1925. Thirteen years later he won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

Q. Can you remember the Best Oscar Picture award winner of 2010?

Answer : Its The King’s Speech

Q. Who is the only woman on earth made record by receiving most Oscar awards ever?

Answer : Edith Head won eight Oscars.

Q. Who is the one & only Indian to be nominated for Oscar 2017?

Answer : Indian origin Dev Patel has been nominated for Best Suporting Actor category in Oscar Awards 2017

Q. Which film topped in Oscar Best Picture Award category in 2009?

Answer : The Heart Locker

Q. Can you remember the first Australian ever nominated for Oscar Best Actress Award in 1933?

Answer : May Robson for the film Lady for a day

Q. Where was the venue of Oscar Academy Awards Ceremony 2017?

Answer : Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Q. The 18th Academy Award reminds us the history of which world organisation?

Answer : The biggest organisation United Nations was formed in 1945

Q. Can you tell the only individually most Oscar winner’s name?

Answer : Walt Disney won 22 Oscars

Q. Can you remember the inaugural best Oscar Movie of 1928?

Answer : Wings

Q. Who is the first Asian ever to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress category in 1957?

Answer : Japanese artist Miyoshi Umeki for the film Sayonara

Q. Which film was awarded as best oscar picture at 1939 World war II?

Answer : It was ‘Gone with the Wind’ by David O. Selznick

Q. What is the similarity between fourth FIFA World Cup and 23rd Academy Award?

Answer : Both the events were organised same year in 1950

Q. Which best picture marked the history of Oscar Awards 2000?

Answer : The movie Gladiator won Best Picture Oscard in 2000

Q. The first Indo-Bengali legendary figure to receive Honorary Academy Award in 1992 Is-

Ans:- Satyajit Ray

Q. Who is the first indian to win two academy awards in same year?

Ans:- A.R. Rahman in 2009

Q. Which is the 2001’s Ashutosh Gowariker directed bollywood film nominated for Oscar award?

Ans:- Lagaan was nominated for Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film category

Q.  For which film, world famous Indian musician A.R.Rahman won two Oscar academy awards in 2009?

Ans:- For the film Slumdog Millionaire of 2008

Q. Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Water’ nominated for oscar academy awards in 2007 for which category?

Ans:- Best Foreign Language Film

Q. What is the first Indian film nominated for Oscar best foreign language film category?

Ans:- Mother India nominated in 1958

Q. The first Indian to win oscar in best sound mixing category is?

Ans:- Resul Pookutty for Slumdog Millionaire, 2009

Q. Who was the nominee of the first ever Oscar nominated indian film ‘Mother India’?

A) Mehboob Khan

B) Ismail Merchant

C) Vidhu Vinod Chopra

88th Academy Awards 2016: Winners List-GK

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Best Director – Alejandri G. Inarritu for film ‘The Revenant’

Best Movie – Spotlight

Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio for film ‘The Revenant’

Best Actress – Brie Larson for film ‘Room’

Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance for film ‘Bridge of Spies’

Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander for ‘The Danish Girl’

Best Original Screenplay – The Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short

Best Animated Feature Film – Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film – The Son of Saul

Best Documentary Feature – Amy

Best Documentary Short Subject – The Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Live Action Short Film – Stutterer

Best Animated Short Film – Bear Story

Best Original Score – The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song – “Writing’s On The Wall” from ‘Spectre’

Best Sound Editing – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Production Design – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography – The Revenant

Best Makeup & Hairstyling – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing – Mad max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects – Ex-Machina

The film Mad max: Fury Road got the most 6 awards. The Revenant movie got most nominations of 12.

Q. What was the venue the ever first academy awards ceremony took place?

Ans:- Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

Q. What is the date of first academy awards presentation ceremony?

Ans:- May 16, 1929

Q. Which Hungarian movie won the best foreign language film award 2016?

Ans:- The Son of Saul

Q. Which famous American artist won the Best Actor Oscar Award in 2016?

A) Leonardo DiCaprio

B) Brad Pitt

C) Dede Gardner


89th Academy Awards : 2017 Winners List-GK

Best Picture: Moonlight

Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck

Best Actress: Emma Stone

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis

Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman in Persian

Best Documentary Feature: O.J. Made in America

Best Documentary Short Subject: The White Helmets

Best Live Action Short Film: Sing

Best Animated Short Film: Piper

Best Original Score: La La Land

Best Original Song: City of Stars from La La Land

Best Sound Editing: Arrival

Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Production Design: La La Land

Best Cinematography: La La Land

Best Makeup and Hair Styling: Suicide Squad

Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Q. 89th Academy Award is the landmark for which best picture?

Answer:- Moonlight

Q. Who is the first Muslim ever made history by winning an Academy Award in 2017?

Answer : For his performance as mentor Juan in drama film ‘Moonlight'(2016), Mahershala Ali received the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor category. Ali also received a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award nomination. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of Ali’s best film.

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