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How Many Oscar Nominations Did These Movies Receive?

Every year, films like Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa earn Oscar nods, while others like Lee Daniels' The Butler are shut out. Test your Academy Awards knowledge.

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Just about every year, there are a handful of movies that earn Academy Award nominations that just about everyone would never consider to be classic "Oscar" movies.

This year, the prime example is Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa, a semi-improvised comedy in which Johnny Knoxville plays an elderly man doings a series of staged stunts caught on hidden cameras. Knoxville's hair and makeup had to look believable enough to fool regular people talking to him face-to-face — and the work proved so convincing that it won over the Hairstyling and Makeup branch of the Academy, whose members nominated the film for their category.

On the flip side, there are also a handful of movies every year that are surprisingly — even shockingly — denied any Oscar nominations, and this year, films like Lee Daniels' The Butler, Rush, and Fruitvale Station fit that particularly unfortunate bill.

So, can you guess which of the following films from the last 30 years have earned Oscar nominations, and which have not? Take our quiz to find out!

  1. 1. How many Oscar nominations does 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises" have?

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Seven
    Five
    Three
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    Although 2008’s The Dark Knight earned eight nominations — and its Best Picture snub pushed the Academy to expand the category to 10 nominees the following year — the last film in the Dark Knight trilogy was totally shut out at the Oscars.

  2. 2. How many Oscar nominations does 2009's "The Blind Side" have?

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Eight
    Five
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's two!

    The box office blockbuster was nominated for Best Picture, and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, who won. And that's it!

  3. 3. How many Oscar nominations does 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" have?

    Paramount Pictures
    Five
    Four
    Three
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's one!

    The first and third Transformers movies earned nods for Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing, but the middle chapter in Michael Bay's ongoing giant robot magnum opus earned just one nod for its Sound Mixing.

  4. 4. How many Oscar nominations does 2008's "WALL•E" have?

    Disney-Pixar
    Six
    Four
    Three
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's six!

    Along with its nomination for Best Animated Feature (which it won), WALL•E landed nods for Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing — the most nominations of any Pixar Animation Studios film to date.

  5. 5. How many Oscar nominations does 2007's "Norbit" have?

    Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
    Five
    Four
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's one!

    Often blamed for costing Eddie Murphy a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 2006's Dreamgirls, Norbit nonetheless won a nod for Best Makeup.

  6. 6. How many Oscar nominations does 2006's "Casino Royale" have?

    Columbia Pictures
    Seven
    Five
    Three
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    It may have revitalized the James Bond franchise and launched Daniel Craig onto the A list, but 007 got double-o nada at the Oscars.

  7. 7. How many Oscar nominations does 2004's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" have?

    Focus Features
    Nine
    Five
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's two!

    Despite being one of the best reviewed films of 2004, Eternal Sunshine earned only two Oscar nods, for Best Actress for Kate Winslet, and Best Original Screenplay (which it won, for Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth).

  8. 8. How many Oscar nominations does 2003's “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" have?

    Walt Disney Pictures
    Six
    Five
    Three
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's five!

    Not only did the first Pirates film win nods for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Makeup, star Johnny Depp scored a Best Actor nod as well.

  9. 9. How many Oscar nominations does 2003's “Kill Bill Vol. 1" have?

    Miramax Pictures
    Eight
    Six
    Five
    Three
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    That's right. Quentin Tarantino's love letter to kung fu cinema did not earn nominations for its editing, its makeup, its sound, its cinematography, its screenplay, or actress Uma Thurman. Instead, it got zip. (Kill Bill: Vol. 2 was shut out as well.)

  10. 10. How many Oscar nominations does 1999's “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" have?

    New Line Cinema
    Four
    Three
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's one!

    The only Austin Powers film to earn an Oscar nomination, The Spy Who Shagged Me won an nod for Best Makeup (likely thanks to Fat Bastard).

  11. 11. How many Oscar nominations does 1998's “The Big Lebowski" have?

    Gramercy Pictures
    Seven
    Five
    Four
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    Joel and Ethan Coen's previous film, 1996's Fargo, won two Oscars from seven nominations, and the brothers would eventually win Best Director and Best Picture for 2007's No Country for Old Men. But the film that has inspired its own festival got no love from the Academy.

  12. 12. How many Oscar nominations does 1995's “The Usual Suspects" have?

    Gramercy Pictures
    Eight
    Five
    Four
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's two!

    This cult hit has rooted itself deeply in pop culture, but it only rated two nominations, for Best Supporting Actor (for Kevin Spacey), and Best Original Screenplay (for Christopher McQuarrie) — and it won both.

  13. 13. How many Oscar nominations does 1993's “Groundhog Day" have?

    Columbia Pictures
    Six
    Four
    Three
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    Today, it's regarded as a modern masterpiece, but it seems in 1993 the Academy didn't think it even rated a screenplay nomination.

  14. 14. How many Oscar nominations does 1992's “Basic Instinct" have?

    TriStar Pictures
    Five
    Four
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's two!

    Along with a nod for Best Score, this psycho-sexual thriller earned a Best Editing nomination, perhaps in large part thanks to the infamous interrogation scene.

  15. 15. How many Oscar nominations does 1991's “Boyz n the Hood" have?

    Columbia Pictures
    Seven
    Five
    Four
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's two!

    Writer-director John Singleton not only earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination, he became both the youngest and the first African-American Best Director nominee.

  16. 16. How many Oscar nominations does 1990's “Dick Tracy" have?

    Touchstone Pictures
    Seven
    Four
    Three
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's seven!

    Director-producer-star Warren Beatty set out to make a literal comic book movie, and for his efforts, he was rewarded with seven nominations: Best Supporting Actor (for Al Pacino); Best Original Song (for "Sooner or Later" by Stephen Sondheim, who won); Best Sound Mixing; Best Art Direction (which won), Best Cinematography; Best Makeup (which won), and Best Costume Design.

  17. 17. How many Oscar nominations does 1989's “Say Anything…" have?

    20th Century Fox
    Six
    Four
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    Writer-director Cameron Crowe gave audiences his heart with his yearning romance, and the Academy didn't even think to give him a pen in return.

  18. 18. How many Oscar nominations does 1988's “Who Framed Roger Rabbit" have?

    Touchstone Pictures
    Six
    Four
    Three
    Two
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's six!

    The mystery-comedy's masterful blend of live-action and animation was rewarded with wins for Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Editing, along with nods for Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography. And animation director Richard Williams also won a special achievement award for his work.

  19. 19. How many Oscar nominations does 1986's “Ferris Bueller's Day Off" have?

    Paramount Pictures
    Five
    Three
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero!

    Not that Ferris would care about such things. But still!

  20. 20. How many Oscar nominations does 1984's “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" have?

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Four
    Three
    Two
    One
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's three!

    Believe it or not, this serious telling of Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of a British man (Christopher Lambert) raised from infancy among a group of apes won three nominations, for Best Supporting Actor (for Ralph Richardson), Best Adapted Screenplay, and that old culprit once more, Best Makeup.

How Many Oscar Nominations Did These Movies Receive?