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Can You Match The Actor To Their Oscar-Winning Movie?

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The Oscars… What can be said about them? The simple fact is that getting one is the highest recognition that exists in the movie business. There have been actors lucky enough to receive multiple awards, but for some, the race to the Oscars has been full of pitfalls. For some, years have gone by with many movies and many critically acclaimed roles, but no golden statue in sight.

The Oscars are officially known as The Academy Awards and were first presented on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an attendance of 270 guests, and tickets sold for $5. The award ceremony lasted just 15 minutes, and 15 statuettes were awarded. And now we wait to watch the 89th Annual Academy Awards this year, viewed by more than 200 countries. The Oscars are the oldest and most revered entertainment awards ceremony in the world.

The statuette itself is made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base. There are a couple of stories as to how the Academy Awards got their nickname, the “Oscars.” Some say it was coined by Academy librarian and future Director of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick, who thought the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar. Columnist Sidney Skolsky would later write that employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette Oscar. Walt Disney called it an Oscar while receiving his at the Academy Awards, and so the name stuck.

Since then, stars have set their sights on this much coveted figurine. So in true Academy spirit, here’s a quiz for you to match the actor to his, or her, Oscar-winning role.

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