Chadwick Boseman at the 2018 Academy Awards

The extremely tricky 'Oscar firsts' quiz

Can you name the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture? Or the first Bond song to win an Oscar?

Declan Cashin
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This has been an unusually unpredictable Oscar season and it's also been a year of big firsts for the awards.

Black Panther is the first superhero movie to get a Best Picture nomination; Spike Lee bagged the first Best Director nod of his 30-year career; Roma could become the first ever foreign language movie to win the top award; and its leading lady, Yalitza Aparicio, is the first Indigenous woman from Mexico to be nominated for Best Actress.

With that in mind, we want to test your knowledge of other landmark Oscar firsts. Be warned, this is a tricky one...

*Dates/years can be confusing when it comes to the Oscars. For example, the Oscars awarded in 2019 are for movies released in 2018, and so standard practice is that this year's winners will be referred to as the 2018 Best Picture etc. In this quiz, the dates given follow that pattern (so the '2001 Oscars' were given out in 2002 and so on). Make sense?!

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