Movie and TV Trivia Quiz Questions From the 1980s

Trivia quiz questions about movies, films, and TV from the 80s with topics such as Henry Fonda, Denzel Washington, Warren Beatty, Ben Kingsley, Donny Osmond, The Cosby Show, Empty Nest, Jeopardy, and more!

 


             

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Whose 1989 Oscar for Glory was the first awarded to a black American for 50 years?
A: Denzel Washington.|

In which country was the 80s series of Mission: Impossible filmed because of a Hollywood writers' strike?
A: Australia.

What sitcom was among the top 20 most watched shows every season during its entire run, form 1984 to 1992?
A: The Cosby Show.

Which Fonda won an honorary award in 1980?
A: Henry.

Which member of Arthur's staff was played by John Gielgud in the 80s film with Dudley Moore?
A: .Valet.

1987 was a successful year for Michael Douglas but which movie won him an Oscar?
A: Wall Street.

Which sitcom, premiered in 1988, featured Dr. Harry Weston?
A: Empty Nest.

What ladies' man was the first person since Orson Welles to be up for four Oscars in a single year, in 1982?
A: Warren Beatty.

Who was the only British actor to win the Best Actor Oscar in the 80s?
A; Ben Kingsley.

Which former child star appeared in Little Johnny Jones in the 1980s?
A: Donny Osmond.

 What actress scored a record 12 Oscar nominations, winning first for the year 1933 and last for 1981?
A: Katharine Hepburn.

 Which movie won Best Film in 1981?
A: Chariots of Fire.

The cast of Cheers appeared in character to celebrate whose 60th birthday screened in November 1988?
A: Mickey Mouse.

What 1982 movie had critic Janet Maslin carp: "The Oscar seemed to have been mistaken for the Nobel Peace Prize"?
A: Gandi.

Which Princess and former film star died in a car crash near Monte Carlo in 1982?
A: Grace.

What 1980s Steven Bochco show won 26 Emmy Awards?
A: Hill Street Blues.

What 1989 movie has Dan Aykroyd note: "Cars don't misbehave"?
A: Driving Miss Daisy.

 What 1980s sitcom was credited with pulling NBC from third to first in overall ratings?
A: The Cosby Show.

Which dancing screen great was born in 1899 and died in 1987?
A: Fred Astaire.

Which former child star appeared in Little Johnny Jones in the 1980s?
A: Donny Osmond.

In 1982 who won a special award for 50 years  of film making?
A: Micky Rooney.

 In which 80s comedy did Dustin Hoffman play an actor who pretends to be a woman to get a part in a soap?
A: Tootsie.

In which year did the first major talk show hosted by a black woman premiere?
A: 1986.

What 1982 movie had critic Janet Maslin carp: "The Oscar seemed to have been mistaken for the Nobel Peace Prize"?
A: Gandhi.

Which film company merged with Time Inc in 1989 to make Time Warner?
A: Warner Brothers.

What was reputedly President Reagan's favorite TV show in the late 1980s?
A: Family Ties.

In which decade did Levi's first use a classic hit to advertize?
A: 1980s.

What TV game show hit it big the third time around in 1984?
A: Jeopardy!

In 1980s' The Cosby Show on which Avenue did the Huxtables live?
A: Stigwood.