Oscar Award Categories

There are 23 categories for which a person or film can receive an Academy Award. How many can you name?
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Introduced
Best ....
1928
Actor
1928
Actress
1928
Adapted Screenplay
2001
Animated Feature
1931
Animated Short
1928
Cinematography
1948
Costume Design
1928
Director
1943
Documentary Feature
1941
Documentary Short
1934
Film Editing
1947
International Feature Film
Introduced
Best ....
1981
Makeup and Hairstyling
1934
Original Score
1940
Original Screenplay
1934
Original Song
1928
Picture
1928
Production Design
1931
Short Film
1930
Sound
1936
Supporting Actor
1936
Supporting Actress
1939
Visual Effects
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Level 67
Jan 15, 2017
The title is deceiving. By the wording I didn't expect to see Picture or Animated Picture, but rather the individual awards.
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Level 84
Jan 16, 2017
Not sure what you mean. I think Award categories is self-evident.
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2017
Aw man...I made this quiz like a year ago or more.
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Level 62
Jan 30, 2017
Could you accept Hair and Makeup for Makeup and Hairstyling? I tried that first and didn't get the answer
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Level 79
Apr 4, 2021
Yes please, I tried this too and assumed it just wasn't a category when not accepted.
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2021
Simply "hair" will work now.
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Level 75
Feb 3, 2017
As a costume person I am surprised how late the costume design award came in. Twenty years after the production design! Oh wait, no I'm not surprised. Costume is always overlooked.
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Level 78
Jun 7, 2018
That is surprising. What had and has a bigger impact on the fashion industry than movies? Although the award usually seems to go to period or fantasy movies rather than contemporary ones. Anyway, I think everybody now realizes how important the correct look in all areas of design are to any production.
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Level 83
Sep 25, 2018
It's odd considering that used to be a big part of movies in the old days.
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Level 74
Feb 3, 2017
Accept "Film" and "Movie" as type-ins?
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2017
I feel like that lifetime achievement award probably ought to count.
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2017
I thought that too, but I guess technically it's not a category because it's not voted on and the award isn't given for a particular role or film?
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2021
And it isn't a competitive award.
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2017
best film, movie, feature not accepted for best picture?
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2017
totally agree. come on.
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Level 40
Jan 16, 2021
That's because those aren't the name of the category.
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Level 81
Feb 3, 2017
I guess this doesn't include the technical awards they give out the night before?
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Level 81
Feb 3, 2017
Or "lifetime achievement?" Isn't that a thing?
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2017
I believe that the two sound categories are best sound editing and best sound effects editing. I don't remember a category called best "sound mixing".
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Level 78
Feb 3, 2017
Just a few clicks away:

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/sound-mixing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Sound_Mixing

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Level 83
Sep 25, 2018
It's so much quicker to type a Google term than a paragraph wondering the answer about the term.
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Level 81
Apr 8, 2021
Sound Editing and Sound Mixing were combined into a single award - Best Sound - in 2019, I think. Likely why this was updated.
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Level 85
Feb 3, 2017
Is there a quiz for discontinued Oscars like Best Assistant Director, Best Short Film - Color, or Best Original Story?
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2017
dont uderstand the question
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Level 84
Mar 18, 2018
That sounds like a personal problem. I think Awards Categories is pretty self-explanatory.
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2017
Maybe accept Set Design for Production Design?
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Level 84
Mar 18, 2018
Considering that the name was changed quite recently to production design (it used to be either art direction/set design) I think that this one should be accepted.
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2021
Art direction was accepted for me
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
I also thought it was set design.
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Level 51
Jul 16, 2017
Well, got all but one..

BEST PICTURE

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Level 83
Sep 25, 2018
And the envelope for Brainfart of 2018
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2019
The Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is now called Best International Feature Film. Could that be accepted as a type-in?
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2021
Updated.
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Level 88
Mar 28, 2021
Needs updating now that sound mixing and sound editing got combined into Best Sound.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2021
Updated.
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2021
Got 100% but only 4 points :(
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2021
Me too...
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2021
Oh hey, it's fixed now
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Level 90
Apr 3, 2021
It says "There are 23 categories....how many can you name?" I can name all 23, and I typed in "23", "twenty three", and "all" and it wouldn't take any of them as an answer.
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2021
You're two days late.
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Level 80
Apr 3, 2021
I tried "Adaptation" and "Film Adaptation". If I'd had a few more hours, I still wouldn't have guessed that the category is called "Adapted Screenplay". Even "Screenplay Adaptation" doesn't work. Surely anything to do with "adapt" is close enough?
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2021
No, because that is not the name of the category. If you got Best Original Screenplay, then Adapted Screenplay is really self explanatory.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2021
Adaptation will work now.
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Level 65
Apr 8, 2021
EZ. Love watching award shows myself
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Level 43
Apr 8, 2021
Animation is treated terribly by the Oscars! Its deserves so much more recognition!
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Level 62
Apr 9, 2021
no it doesn't
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Level 40
Apr 12, 2021
isn't best animated feature sufficient for recognition?
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2021
Accept Short Documentary for Documentary Short?
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2021
I agree. Short documentary should be accepted.
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
A movie or a film is the same as "picture." Any of those words should be accepted. They are synonymous regardless of the word used specifically in presenting the award.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
Eh...I don't know. It's the most famous award, and it's always been called "Best Picture." I understand type-ins for lesser awards like "Makeup and Hairstyling," but you hear the term "Best Picture" like 50,000 times every award season.
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Level 21
Apr 8, 2021
22/ 23 fun quiz didn't get animated short