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1. "The wicked flee when none pursueth" If you saw this proverb on screen, then you'd be about to enjoy a viewing of which Best Picture-nominated film?
The King's Speech
The Fighter
Winter's Bone
True Grit
2. Which of these women is the only one of the Best Actress nominees to see the helmer of her film nominated for Best Director?
Jennifer Lawrence
Natalie Portman
Annette Bening
Nicole Kidman
3. Let's go the opposite direction. Three of the Best Actor nominees saw the director of their film get a nomination for Best Director. Choose the two who did not.
James Franco and Jeff Bridges
Javier Bardem and James Franco
Jesse Eisenberg and Colin Firth
Javier Bardem and Jesse Eisenberg
4. Of the ten Best Picture nominations, Toy Story 3 was far and away the box office champion. Which of the ten grossed the second highest amount in North America?
The Social Network
The Fighter
True Grit
5. And which of the ten has made the least at the box office?
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone
Black Swan
127 Hours
6. Which of the Animated Short nominees ran in front of Toy Story 3 during its theatrical run?
The Gruffalo
Day & Night
The Lost Thing
None of the above
7. Which of the following Foreign Language Film nominees is not correctly matched with its country of origin?
Biutiful : Mexico
Outside the Law: Algeria
In a Better World: Denmark
Dogtooth: Germany
8. Actor Armie Hammer played a dual role as twins in this nominated film:
The Social Network
True Grit
127 Hours
Winter's Bone
9. Mickey Ward is most closely tied to this Best Picture nominee:
The Social Network
Winter's Bone
The Fighter
The King's Speech
10. Black Swan was nominated for five Academy Awards. How many nominations have the rest of Darren Aronofsky's films, combined, received?
By way of explanation.....
Ellen Burstyn was nominated for Lead Actress in Requiem for a Dream, and Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei were nominated for The Wrestler
11. What is the only acting category this year with no previous winners nominated?
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
12. Which of this year's nominees has the most nomination's without ever winning an Oscar?
Salt Sound Mixer Greg Russell
True Grit Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Another Year Writer/Director Mike Leigh
King's Speech Composer Alexandre Desplat
13. Which of these wins would not mark a first for their respective category?
Alice in Wonderland being the first Tim Burton film to win Best Costumes
God of Love being the first short film to win both a Student Academy Award and an Academy Award
Javier Bardem being the first Best Actor winner for a foreign language role
Toy Story 3 being the first animated film to win Best Screenplay
14. Find the fictional role...Actor edition: Which of these fellows is nominated for playing a fictional person?
Christian Bale
Jeremy Renner
James Franco
Jesse Eisenberg
15. Find the fictional role...Actress edition: Which of these ladies is nominated for playing a fictional person?
Melissa Leo
Hailee Steinfeld
Helena Bonham Carter
Amy Adams
16. Outside of festival screenings, which Best Picture nominee was released first, whether through a limited or wide release?
The King's Speech
Winter's Bone
The Kids Are Alright
By way of explanation.....
Winter's Bone had its limited run begin on June 11, 2010; one week before Toy Story 3.
17. Which of these films did not receive a nomination for Best Animated Feature?
Toy Story 3
The Illusionist
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
18. Oscar's love affair with Clint Eastwood must have cooled off because Clint's latest film Hereafter only received one nomination. Which is the sole category in which it is competing?
Adapted Screenplay
Visual Effects
19. Based on running time including closing credits, which of these sets includes both the longest and shortest films in this year's crop of 10 Best Picture nominees?
The Social Network, 127 Hours, and Winter's Bone
Toy Story 3, The Fighter, and Inception
True Grit, Black Swan, and The Kids Are All Right
Inception, The King's Speech, and 127 Hours
By way of explanation.....
Inception is 148 mins and 127 Hours is 94 mins. Other running times--The Social Network: 121 mins; The King's Speech: 118 mins; The Fighter: 114 mins; True Grit: 110 mins; Black Swan: 108 mins; The Kids Are All Right: 107 mins; Toy Story 3: 103 mins (this is w/o the short Night and Day included); Winter's Bone: 100 mins.
20. Nine of the ten best picture nominees received nominations for their screenplays, either Original or Adapted. Which film is the exception?
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone
21. These two films each garnered three nominations in the acting categories:
Winter's Bone and The King's Speech
The King's Speech and The Fighter
The Fighter and The Social Network
True Grit and Winter's Bone
22. The King's Speech was the most nominated film with a 12 total nods. Which pair of Best Picture nominees check in with 4 nominations each?
Winter's Bone and The Kids Are All Right
Inception and Toy Story 3
Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3
Inception and The Kids Are All Right
23. Let's talk Golden Globes/Oscars overlap. Which of the following Best Picture Oscar noms was also up for a Best Picture Globe?
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
24. Close your eyes. Think real hard. Picture the ten nominees for lead actor and actress. How many have previously won an acting Oscar?
By way of explanation.....
Kidman, Bardem and Bridges have previously won
25. If you were asked which of the ten Best Picture nominations had the earliest year as its setting, you would be most correct in answering:
127 Hours
The King's Speech
True Grit
The Social Network

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