Did You Know That Oscar Has Tony Ties?

Quiz   Did You Know That Oscar Has Tony Ties?
When it comes to the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood, does your knowledge hold up? Test your awards knowledge as Tony-winning theatre and Oscar-winning cinema collide.

Did You Know That Oscar Has Tony Ties?

When it comes to the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood, does your knowledge hold up? Test your awards knowledge as Tony-winning shows and Oscar-winning cinema collide.

Who won 19 Oscar nominations (more than any other performer) and only one Tony nomination?

Bette Davis

Katharine Hepburn

Angela Lansbury

Meryl Streep

Who earned ten Tony nominations and only one Oscar nomination?

Julie Harris

Angela Lansbury

Audra McDonald

Jason Robards, Jr.

Who lost the Tony for Funny Girl—but won the Oscar for the movie version AND later played the role that had defeated her at the Tonys?

Fanny Brice

Carol Channing

Ethel Merman

Barbra Streisand

For Butterflies Are Free, who lost the Best Featured Actress Tony to her Broadway co-star but won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the movie version?

Blythe Danner

Goldie Hawn

Eileen Heckart

Jan Miner

What two Tony-winning Best Plays also won the Best Picture Oscar?

Borstal Boy and Born Yesterday

Children of a Lesser God and Chinatown

A Man for All Seasons and Amadeus

Marat/Sade and Marty

What two Tony-winning Best Musicals won the Best Picture Oscar? (They won their Oscars in back-to-back years, too.)

Chicago and Dreamgirls

My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music

Oliver! and West Side Story

West Side Story and My Fair Lady

Who won Tonys for roles that won Oscars for Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor?

Zoe Caldwell

Uta Hagen

Julie Harris

Rosemary Harris

What two-time Tony winner originated roles that won Oscars for Rita Moreno and Catherine Zeta-Jones?

Carol Channing

Carol Lawrence

Chita Rivera

Gwen Verdon

The Broadway revival of what Tony-winning show features an Oscar-winning song that was written in-between for its movie version?




State Fair

What Best Actor and Best Actress won Oscars in 1932 and Tonys in 1947?

José Ferrer and Ingrid Bergman

Henry Fonda and Jessica Tandy

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine

Fredric March and Helen Hayes

What two Gone With the Wind players—both Oscar winners in 1939—won Tonys for musicals?

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh

Olivia de Havilland and Clark Gable

Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland

Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell

Who won a Tony for the musicalization of her Oscar-winning performance?

Lauren Bacall

Lila Kedrova

Vivien Leigh

Liza Minnelli

Who won a Tony for the musicalization of her Oscar-nominated performance?

Julie Andrews

Diahann Carroll

Katharine Hepburn

Rosalind Russell

Who had both of her Tony-winning roles played on the screen by Deborah Kerr?

Shirley Booth

Zoe Caldwell

Helen Hayes

Margaret Leighton

From 1948 to 1956, who is the only Best Actress Oscar winner to win her Oscar for a non-stage role?

Ingrid Bergman

Olivia de Havilland

Audrey Hepburn

Jane Wyman

What player won a Tony as Joan of Lorraine and an Oscar nomination as Joan of Arc?

Ingrid Bergman

Julie Harris

Jean Seberg

Sybil Thorndike

What three-time Tony winner has parents who received Oscars?

Jane Fonda

Liza Minnelli

Natasha Richardson

Amanda Plummer

South Pacific is the only show to win Tonys in all four acting categories, yet only one of those performances was repeated on screen. Whose?

Juanita Hill

Mary Martin

Myron McCormick

Ezio Pinza

Who won the 1952 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony and the 1956 Best Actor Oscar—for the SAME performance?

Yul Brynner

Joel Grey

José Ferrer

Paul Scofield

What two actors—one starring, one supporting—won their Tonys on the same night and then Oscars on the same night?

Yul Brynner and Jason Robards

José Ferrer and Joel Grey

Burt Lancaster and Kevin Kline

Paul Scofield and Walter Matthau

Name that pair: This actor won a Tony in 1965 playing a guy named Oscar and in 1969 his co-star won an Oscar for playing a girl named Toni?

Jack Albertson and Ruth Gordon

Art Carney and Katharine Hepburn

Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn

John McMartin and Maggie Smith

Not Your Strongest Suit

Looks like it may be time to brush up on your Awards history.

Not Bad At All

Pretty good, but maybe you need to add a few more movie musicals to your Netflix queue.


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