How Well Do You Know These Best Picture Winners?

The Academy Awards is one of the most exciting parts of any movie fan's year. How well do you know the winners of the prestigious Best Picture award? Take this quiz to find out!
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What was the name of Chiwetel Ejiofor's character in the 2013 Best Picture winner, 12 Years A Slave?
Solomon Northup
Edwin Epps
Merrill Brown
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What film, starring Hilary Swank as a boxer, won Best Picture in 2004?
Rocky Balboa
Million Dollar Baby
Slumdog Millionaire
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Which Lord of the Rings film won Best Picture in 2003?
The Fellowship of the Ring
Return of the King
The Two Towers
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In what year did The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro, win Best Picture?
1978
1985
1996
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Who starred in 1988's winner, Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman?
Brad Pitt
Michael Keaton
Tom Cruise
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Which of the following stands as the only sequel, besides Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, to win the Best Picture award?
Toy Story 2
Rocky II
The Godfather: Part II
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Which film won the first ever Best Picture award?
Wings
Casablanca
The Broadway Melody
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What year did the first ever Academy Awards take place during?
1929
1939
1920
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What was the title of the old-school black and white "silent" film that won Best Picture in 2011?
The Descendants
The King's Speech
The Artist
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Who starred in 2014's Best Picture winner, Birdman?
Mel Gibson
Michael Keaton
Brad Pitt
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What film won Best Picture in 1994?
The Silence of the Lambs
Forrest Gump
Schindler's List
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Which of the following famous films was nominated, but did not win, Best Picture?
Rocky
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Star Wars
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It's okay, not everyone can remember every movie that ever won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. There's so many of them, and in your own mind, maybe a movie you liked better won the award that year. Lots of ways to get mixed up, it's understandable!

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Well, you certainly know you're stuff about the Best Picture winners, but you're not QUITE an expert just yet. You're getting there though, and with a little studying up, you could be a member of the Academy in no time!

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Wow! You sure know your stuff when it comes to the Best Picture winners at the Academy Awards. You should test your knowledge at some of the tougher awards!

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1
What was the name of Chiwetel Ejiofor's character in the 2013 Best Picture winner, 12 Years A Slave?
Solomon Northup
Edwin Epps
Merrill Brown
2
What film, starring Hilary Swank as a boxer, won Best Picture in 2004?
Rocky Balboa
Million Dollar Baby
Slumdog Millionaire
3
Which Lord of the Rings film won Best Picture in 2003?
The Fellowship of the Ring
Return of the King
The Two Towers
4
In what year did The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro, win Best Picture?
1978
1985
1996
5
Who starred in 1988's winner, Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman?
Brad Pitt
Michael Keaton
Tom Cruise
6
Which of the following stands as the only sequel, besides Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, to win the Best Picture award?
Toy Story 2
Rocky II
The Godfather: Part II
7
Which film won the first ever Best Picture award?
Wings
Casablanca
The Broadway Melody
8
What year did the first ever Academy Awards take place during?
1929
1939
1920
9
What was the title of the old-school black and white "silent" film that won Best Picture in 2011?
The Descendants
The King's Speech
The Artist
10
Who starred in 2014's Best Picture winner, Birdman?
Mel Gibson
Michael Keaton
Brad Pitt
11
What film won Best Picture in 1994?
The Silence of the Lambs
Forrest Gump
Schindler's List
12
Which of the following famous films was nominated, but did not win, Best Picture?
Rocky
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Star Wars