Can You Answer These Best Supporting Actor Oscars Questions?

Some of the most memorable performances in film have been in supporting roles. Test your knowledge of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar category with these 12 questions.
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Question 1/12

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Robert De Niro picked up a Best Supporting Actor statuette for his role in what film?
Bang The Drum Slowly
Silver Linings Playbook
The Deer Hunter
The Godfather, Part II
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Question 2/12

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Christopher Plummer was the oldest winner of Best Supporting Actor ever for his role in "Beginners" in 2011. How old was he?
77
82
87
92
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Many people thought Burt Reynolds was a shoo-in to win for his supporting role in "Boogie Nights" in 1997. Who won instead?
Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
Robert Forster - Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins - Amistad
Greg Kinnear - As Good As It Gets
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Walter Brennan holds the record for the most Best Supporting Actor wins ever. How many Oscars did he take home?
2
3
4
5
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In 1961 George C. Scott was nominated for his supporting role in "The Hustler." What was interesting about this event?
There was a tie between Scott and Jackie Gleason for the win
Scott declined the nomination
Scott won, but wouldn't accept the Oscar
Scott had only one scene in the film
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Question 6/12

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What is true about actor Jason Robards?
He was never nominated for an Oscar
He won Best Supporting Actor Oscars 2 years in a row
His 2 Best Supporting Actor Oscars came 20 years apart
He won Best Supporting Actor AND Best Actor in the same year.
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Question 7/12

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Who won Best Supporting Actor in 1972?
James Caan - The Godfather
Al Pacino - The Godfather
Robert Duvall - The Godfather
Eddie Albert - The Heartbreak Kid
Joel Grey - Cabaret
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Question 8/12

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Timothy Hutton was the youngest Best Supporting Actor winner ever for "Ordinary People" in 1980. How old was he?
17
20
25
30
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Question 9/12

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Three of these actors won Best Supporting Actor twice. Which one of them didn't?
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Michael Caine
Christoph Waltz
Peter Ustinov
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Question 10/12

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Who is the only actor to posthumously win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar?
Peter Finch
Heath Ledger
James Gandolfini
Burgess Meredith
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Question 11/12

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The Oscars started in 1927, but there was no Best Supporting Actor category that year. When was the category added?
1928
1936
1941
1950
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Frank Sinatra won Best Supporting Actor for which film?
The Manchurian Candidate
Guys And Dolls
From Here To Eternity
The Man With The Golden Arm
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Tough category. But congrats on getting a few right.

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Nice. You kept your eye on the prize and weren't distracted by anything. Getting around half right in a category like this is very impressive.

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1
Robert De Niro picked up a Best Supporting Actor statuette for his role in what film?
Bang The Drum Slowly
Silver Linings Playbook
The Deer Hunter
The Godfather, Part II
2
Christopher Plummer was the oldest winner of Best Supporting Actor ever for his role in "Beginners" in 2011. How old was he?
77
82
87
92
3
Many people thought Burt Reynolds was a shoo-in to win for his supporting role in "Boogie Nights" in 1997. Who won instead?
Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
Robert Forster - Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins - Amistad
Greg Kinnear - As Good As It Gets
4
Walter Brennan holds the record for the most Best Supporting Actor wins ever. How many Oscars did he take home?
2
3
4
5
5
In 1961 George C. Scott was nominated for his supporting role in "The Hustler." What was interesting about this event?
There was a tie between Scott and Jackie Gleason for the win
Scott declined the nomination
Scott won, but wouldn't accept the Oscar
Scott had only one scene in the film
6
What is true about actor Jason Robards?
He was never nominated for an Oscar
He won Best Supporting Actor Oscars 2 years in a row
His 2 Best Supporting Actor Oscars came 20 years apart
He won Best Supporting Actor AND Best Actor in the same year.
7
Who won Best Supporting Actor in 1972?
James Caan - The Godfather
Al Pacino - The Godfather
Robert Duvall - The Godfather
Eddie Albert - The Heartbreak Kid
Joel Grey - Cabaret
8
Timothy Hutton was the youngest Best Supporting Actor winner ever for "Ordinary People" in 1980. How old was he?
17
20
25
30
9
Three of these actors won Best Supporting Actor twice. Which one of them didn't?
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Michael Caine
Christoph Waltz
Peter Ustinov
10
Who is the only actor to posthumously win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar?
Peter Finch
Heath Ledger
James Gandolfini
Burgess Meredith
11
The Oscars started in 1927, but there was no Best Supporting Actor category that year. When was the category added?
1928
1936
1941
1950
12
Frank Sinatra won Best Supporting Actor for which film?
The Manchurian Candidate
Guys And Dolls
From Here To Eternity
The Man With The Golden Arm