Only 1 in 22 People Can Name All of These Oscar Winners from an Image. Can You?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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The Academy Awards is not just an esteemed awards ceremony in North America or the western world, it is in fact very well-respected on a global scale as well. This is no coincidence, since the Academy Awards is actually the oldest worldwide film awards ceremony. The importance of the Academy Awards is even easier to understand when you realize that it is the oldest awards ceremony honoring any form of entertainment.  As a result of this, the Academy Awards has had a direct and noticeable impact on several other award shows that can be considered as its equivalent in other fields of entertainment. The most notable examples of this are the Grammy Awards for music and recording, the Emmy Awards for television, and the Tony Awards for theater. 

As of 2017, the Academy Awards have been awarded for almost 90 years. While the original awards ceremony had only 12 awards, that number has since doubled to 24 awards today. 

This quiz takes a look at the past nine decades of filmmaking, featuring many of the most interesting and noteworthy Oscar-winning films. Do you think that your performance on this quiz will be award worthy? Then c’mon, act your heart out and let’s see if you’ve got what it takes!

Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Rain Man" is a comedy-drama film that was released in 1988; it was directed by Barry Levinson and stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hoffman).

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Saving Private Ryan" is a war drama film that was released in 1998; it was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Director (Spielberg), Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Film Editing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Shakespeare In Love" is a romantic period drama film that was released in 1998; it was directed by John Madden and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) and Best Original Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Titanic" is a romance (and disaster) film that was released in 1997; it was directed by James Cameron and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. At the Academy Awards, this film won 11 Oscars (tied for the most with Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King); including Best Director and Best Picture.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Zootopia" is an animated comedy film that was released in 2016; it was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman. At the Academy Awards, this film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Matrix" is a science-fiction action film that was released in 1999; it was directed by The Wachowskis and stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Last Emperor" is a biographical film that was released in 1987; it was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and stars John Lone and Joan Chen. At the Academy Awards this film won nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Avatar" is a science-fiction film that was released in 2009; it was directed by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Hurt Locker" is a war thriller film that was released in 2008; it was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Jeremy Renner. At the Academy Awards, this film won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, making Kathryn Bigelow the first (and currently only) female director to have a film win either category.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Driving Miss Daisy" is a comedy-drama film that was released in 1989; it was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Makeup and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Million Dollar Baby" is a sports drama film that was released in 2004; it was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Hilary Swank) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman).

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Jungle Book" is a fantasy adventure film that was released in 2016; it was directed by Jon Favreau and stars Neel Sethi and Bill Murray. At the Academy Awards, this film won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Gone With The Wind" is a historical romance film that was released in 1939; it was directed by Victor Fleming and stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. At the Academy Awards, this film won 10 Oscars; including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Silence Of The Lambs" is a horror-thriller film that was released in 1991; it was directed by Jonathon Demme and stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is a martial arts film that was released in 2002; it was directed by Ang Lee and stars Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Amadeus" is a period drama film that was released in 1984; it was directed by Miloš Forman and stars F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" is a science-fiction film that was released in 1977; it was directed by George Lucas and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. At the Academy Awards, this film won six Oscars, including Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Slumdog Millionaire" is a drama film that was released in 2008; it was directed by Danny Boyle and stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Suicide Squad" is a superhero film that was released in 2016; it was directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. At the Academy Awards, this film won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The English Patient" is a war drama film that was released in 1996; it was directed by Anthony Minghella and stars Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Willem Dafoe. At the Academy Awards, this film took home nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Art Direction.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an action-adventure film that was released in 1981; it was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Harrison Ford and Karen Allen. At the Academy Awards, this film took home four Oscars, including Best Art Direction and Best Sound.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Ben-Hur" is a historical drama film that was released in 1959; it was directed by William Wyler and stars Charlton Heston. At the Academy Awards, this film won 11 Oscars (the first film to do so), including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Costume Design.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"From Here to Eternity" is a drama film that was released in 1953; it was directed by Fred Zinnemann and stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra).

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Lawrence of Arabia" is a historical drama film that was released in 1962; it was directed by David Lean and stars Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn. At the Academy Awards, this film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Braveheart" is a war film that was released in 1995; it was directed by and also stars Mel Gibson. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Best Sound Editing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Inception" is a science fiction film that was released in 2010; it was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"No Country for Old Men" is a western thriller film that was released in 2007; it was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"American Beauty" is a drama film that was released in 1999; it was directed by Alan Ball and stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Departed" is a crime drama film that was released in 2006; it was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Unforgiven" is a western film that was released in 1992; it was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars himself, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman) and Best Film Editing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Gravity" is a science fiction thriller film that was released in 2013; it was directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. At the Academy Awards, this film won seven Oscars, including Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"The Godfather" is a crime film that was released in 1972; it was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Dances with Wolves" is a Western film that was released in 1990; it was directed by Kevin Costner, also starring him as the lead actor. At the Academy Awards, this film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"A Beautiful Mind" is a drama film that was released in 2001; it was directed by Ron Howard and stars Russell Crowe, Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"My Fair Lady" is a musical film that was released in 1964; it was directed by George Cukor and stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Forrest Gump" is a drama film that was released in 1994; it was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a science-fiction action film that was released in 1991; it was directed by James Cameron and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Cabaret" is a musical drama film that was released in 1972; it was directed by Bob Fosse and stars Liza Minnelli and Michael York. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars (the most Oscars won without winning Best Picture), including Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Sound.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Gladiator" is a historical drama film that was released in 2000; it was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Mixing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Gandhi" is a historical drama film that was released in 1982; it was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen and Edward Fox. At the Academy Awards, this film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Ben Kingsley) and Best Original Screenplay.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Mad Max: Fury Road" is an action film that was released in 2015; it was directed by George Miller and stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"West Side Story" is a romantic musical film that was released in 1961; it was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. At the Academy Awards, this film won ten Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Pan’s Labyrinth" is a dark fantasy film that was released in 2006; it was directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Sergi López, Maribel Verdú and Ivana Baquero. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Makeup.

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"On The Waterfront" is a crime drama film that was released in 1954; it was directed by Elia Kazan and stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, and Eva Marie Saint. At the Academy Awards, this film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint).

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Which Oscar winner is this image from?

"Schindler’s List" is a historical drama film that was released in 1993; it was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Caroline Goodall. At the Academy Awards, this film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

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