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Oscars quiz: Which movie was nominated for best picture?

February 23, 2011 |  3:30 pm

Only one of these films received an Academy Award nomination for best picture. Which one? To see the answer, click on the "Continue Reading" link under the photos below.

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ANSWER: "Peyton Place" (1957) is considered to be one of Oscar's weakest choices for a best-picture nomination. The snubs of "The African Queen" (1951), "Now, Voyager" (1942) and "Some Like It Hot" (1959) are widely considered to be some of the worst oversights in Oscar history. The cold shoulder received by "Hot" is proof that Oscar has no sense of humor. The American Film Institute ranks "Some Like It Hot" as the greatest comedy ever made.

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: "African Queen." Credit: United Artists

Photo: "Peyton Place." Credit: 20th Century Fox

Photo: "Now, Voyager." Credit: Warner Bros.

Photo: "Some Like It Hot." Credit: United Artists

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