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1. Which supermodel appeared somewhat life-like in her role as an interviewer for the ABC red carpet special?
Carol Alt
Paulina Porizkova
Kathy Ireland
Elle Macpherson
2. When the lights first went up on the telecast, how many people were standing on stage?
3. Who performed the Horrible opening musical number?
Nathan Lane
Neil Patrick Harris
Hugh Jackman
Samuel L. Jackson
4. Hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin first arrived on the stage:
From above
From below
In a car
By running up from the audience
5. In accepting his Golden Globe for Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz used celestial-based figurative language. Equally eloquent in his Oscar win, Waltz used a metaphor of:
Raising a child
6. "Never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third grade math book would lead to this." The winner of the award in which category said this?
Animated feature
Animated short subject
Visual effects
7. Best Original Song was presented by a pair of people associated with which hit musical films?
Nine and Chicago
Dreamgirls and Enchanted
Moulin Roge! and The Sound of Music
Mamma Mia! and Hannah Montana: The Movie
8. A roughly 45-minute long tribute to John Hughes was introduced by actors who had played which two characters from classic Hughes films?
Kevin McCallister and Watts
Del Griffith and John Bender
Brian Johnson and Wyatt Donnelly
Ferris Bueller and Andie Walsh
9. In his acceptance speech, the director of the Best Animated Short stated, "No ________ were harmed during the making of the project."
Talent agents
Ugly children
Rubber chickens
10. Always a master of subtlety, who appeared decked out in his Na'vi finest to present Best Makeup?
John Travolta
Seth Green
Ben Stiller
Joaquin Phoenix
11. The Best Adapted Screenplay was adapted from:
A novel
A play
A magazine article
An earlier screenplay
12. As recounted by presenter Queen Latifah, each of the following was a of the recipient of the Governor's Award event held prior to the Oscars....except for:
Lauren Bacall
Gordon Willis
Elia Kazan
Roger Corman
13. "I already have two of these," the winner from this category stated, as she greedily clutched her third statuette to her cold, heartless chest:
Documentary feature
Live action short
Costume design
14. In their bit leading up to the tribute to horror movies, Martin and Baldwin lampooned which 2009 fright fest?
Paranormal Activity
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Drag Me to Hell
The Final Destination
15. Which film was used as an example to demonstrate the difference between between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing?
Jurassic Park
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
16. Who presented a category won by a film in which she appeared?
Carey Mulligan
Sigourney Weaver
Sandra Bullock
Meryl Streep
17. The first face on the screen during the In Memoriam segment was:
Karl Malden
John Hughes
Brittany Murphy
Patrick Swayze
18. Why did Steve Martin say he loved Precious?
It’s the one film that lived up to its video game?
He found the lavish song-and-dance number at the end of the credits to be very enjoyable
He, writing under the pen name Sapphire, wrote the novel it was based on
It gave him a chance to review Mariah Carey's entire film repertoire
19. Who presented the award for Best Supporting Actress?
Robin Williams
Morgan Freeman
Christoph Waltz
Jake Gyllenhaal
20. Which of these was not an animated character featured in the Best Animated Picture montage?
Mr. Fox
Russell (from Up)
Prince Naveen (from The Princess and the Frog)
21. Who introduced a horror montage (that was, frankly, inexplicable)?
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart
Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston
James Caan and Kathy Bates
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo
22. The Oscar winning documentary feature concerned:
The military-industrial complex
Dolphin slaughter
Food production
Child immigrants
23. A very fast-talking husband and wife team accepted the award for:
Sound editing
Documentary short
Film editing
24. Which of the following does not correctly match the Best Actor nominee to the former co-star who introduced him?
George Clooney - Vera Farmiga
Jeff Bridges - Maggie Gyllenhaal
Morgan Freeman - Tim Robbins
Jeremy Renner - Colin Farrell
25. The woman who won Best Actress portrayed:
Leigh Anne
26. The film that received the most Oscar nominations that did not win a single category was:
Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Up in the Air
27. The big winner of the night, The Hurt Locker, won ____ of the 9 Oscars it was nominated for:
28. One of the winners of which category held up a banner with a number to text to before the camera cut away?
Live action short
Adapted screenplay
Documentary feature
29. Cameras caught several shots of which big name decidedly not smiling during Martin and Baldwin's opening monologue?
George Clooney
James Cameron
Keanu Reeves
30. Due to a dispute between ABC and a cable company, most of this city was unable to see roughly the first 15 minutes of the telecast:
New York
Los Angeles

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