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Quiz: Women and Oscar trivia

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1. Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor, male or female, in Oscar history with 14 (11 Best Actress, three Best Supporting Actress) and one win for Sophie’s Choice (1982), but Katharine Hepburn has won the most acting Oscars ever, with four wins for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).

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2. Marlee Matlin was just 21 years old when she won in 1987 for her portrayal of a deaf student who falls in love with a teacher played by William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God (1986).

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3. Kate Winslet was nominated four times for acting Oscars before her 30th birthday for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Titanic (1997), Iris (2001) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). She picked up her fifth nomination in 2007 for Little Children.

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4. Three: Lina Wertmuller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003). No woman has ever won Best Director, however.

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5. Judi Dench. Cate Blanchett was nominated in 2008 for both I’m Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Julianne Moore was nominated for both Far From Heaven and The Hours in 2002.

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1. Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor, male or female, in Oscar history with 14 (11 Best Actress, three Best Supporting Actress) and one win for Sophie’s Choice (1982), but Katharine Hepburn has won the most acting Oscars ever, with four wins for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).

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2. Marlee Matlin was just 21 years old when she won in 1987 for her portrayal of a deaf student who falls in love with a teacher played by William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God (1986).

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3. Kate Winslet was nominated four times for acting Oscars before her 30th birthday for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Titanic (1997), Iris (2001) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). She picked up her fifth nomination in 2007 for Little Children.

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4. Three: Lina Wertmuller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003). No woman has ever won Best Director, however.

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5. Judi Dench. Cate Blanchett was nominated in 2008 for both I’m Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Julianne Moore was nominated for both Far From Heaven and The Hours in 2002.

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4. Three: Lina Wertmuller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003). No woman has ever won Best Director, however.

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5. Judi Dench. Cate Blanchett was nominated in 2008 for both I’m Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Julianne Moore was nominated for both Far From Heaven and The Hours in 2002.

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Quiz: Women and Oscar trivia

Women and Oscar trivia

Question 1  of 5

Which actress has been nominated for the most Oscars overall?

Katharine Hepburn
Glenn Close
Meryl Streep