Trivia Quiz—Best Picture Winners

A collage of images from some of the Academy Award Best Picture-winning movies, including excerpts from the posters for Gone with the Wind (1939), Green Book (2018), Rocky (1976), and Unforgiven (1992), along with a promotional image of Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur for the movie Ben-Hur (1959)

Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Production, Best Motion Picture—the Academy Award® for Best Picture has gone by many names since its inaugural presentation in 1929, but no matter what you call it, this prestigious honor remains the pennacle of achivement in the film industry. The award is the only category in which every member of the Academy is eligible to submit a nomination and vote on the final ballot. Though it is officially presented to the producers of the winning movie, the award understood to be a mark of outstanding performance for all involved—producers, cast, and crew.

Trivia Quiz—Academy Award®-Winning Actors

In the storied history of the Academy Awards®, 563 movies have been nominated for Best Picture and 91 have won the award. How well do you know the Best Picture-winning movies? Test your Academy Awards® knowledge with this 10-question quiz focused on the legendary movies that have earned the destinguished title of Best Picture of the Year.


1. Which movie has never won the Academy Award® for Best Picture?


2. David Lean is known for directing movies such as Doctor Zhivago, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and which of the following Best Picture winners?


3. The following synopsis describes which Best Picture-winning movie? "A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process."


4. In 2017 at the 89th Academy Awards®, presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly read which movie as winner of the Best Picture Award?


5. Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, and Juliette Binoche starred in this Best Picture-winning movie in 1996.


6. This movie is one of just 3 movies to ever win the Academy Award® for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.


7. Which movie took home 2007's Best Picture Award at the 80th Oscars®?


8. Only 3 animated movies have ever been nominated for Best Picture. The list includes Toy Story 3, Up, and which of the following?


9. Which of the following movies has won the Academy Award® for Best Picture?


10. Only 5 movies have won the Academy Award® for Best Picture without receiving a nomination for Best Director. Which of the following is one of those 5?


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The 92nd Academy Awards® take place on February 9th, 2020. You can catch some of this year's Best Picture nominees, including Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Joker, and 1917, at the Regal 2020 Best Picture Film Festival, running from January 31st to February 9th.

Also now playing at select Regal locations are 2020 Oscar® Animated and Live Action short films.