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What year did the first Academy Awards ceremony take place?
Where was the first ceremony held?
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
the living room of the Academy's president
When was the ceremony first broadcast by radio?
How much did a ticket cost to the first Oscars?
Tickets weren't for sale.
Who received the first Oscar ever presented?
Which "talkie" won a Special Award in 1929?
"Birth of a Nation"
"The Jazz Singer"
How much does an Academy Award weigh?
4 pounds (1.8 kilograms)
What's the (possibly mythical) origin of the statuette's nickname "Oscar"?
An Academy employee claimed the statuette resembled her uncle Oscar.
One of the first winners was named Oscar.
It stands for "only stars can achieve rewards."
When was the ceremony first televised?
Who was the host of the first televised Oscars?
In 1959 Jerry Lewis had to fill 20 minutes when the show ended early. What did he do?
He brought stars up for a dance contest.
He did a striptease.
He walked off and left 20 minutes of dead air.
Which of these was once a nominated category?
Best Title Writing
Best Craft Service
What movie is NOT tied as the film with the most Oscar nominations ever?
"All About Eve"
What is the record for the most Oscars a single film has won?
Which actress won Best Actress for her film debut?
What are the statuettes made of?
a metal alloy plated in copper, silver and gold
plastic plated in gold
What "Star Wars" film was nominated for Best Picture?
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"
"Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"
What was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture?
"Beauty and the Beast"
"The Little Mermaid"
What distinguished "Midnight Cowboy" as a Best Picture winner?
No one claimed the statuette.
It had an X rating.
None of the producers used their own names for the film.
When did the first woman receive an Academy Award for Best Director?
What actress has won the most Oscars?
What non-human has hosted the show?
Rin Tin Tin
Who made history as the first African-American to win an Academy Award?
When did the next African-American woman win an acting Oscar after Hattie McDaniel?
How many times has Meryl Streep been nominated for an Oscar?
What woman has the most nominations?
Who is Sacheen Littlefeather?
the woman who went up for Marlon Brando to decline his Oscar