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1. Of the following Pixar films, which is the only one to have won the Oscar for Animated Feature?
2. Who was "shamelessly filled with joy" when accepting her Best Actress Oscar?
Nicole Kidman
Julia Roberts
Jodie Foster
Halle Berry
3. The gentlemen from Three 6 Mafia must have been just delighted when they won the Oscar for Original Song. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" was from which film?
Hustle & Flow
8 Mile
The Little Mermaid
4. In 2007, Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker won Best Actress and Best Actor, both for portraying a non-fictional person. Prior to that year, when was the last time both Oscar winning lead roles were for real-life characters?
2004 (Charlize Theron & Sean Penn)
2006 (Reese Witherspoon & Philip Seymour Hoffman)
2003 (Nicole Kidman & Adrien Brody)
1995 (Tom Hanks & Jessica Lange)
5. The final film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King saw its critical recognition match its popular acclaim. In how many of its 11 Oscar nominated categories did RotK win?
6. As of 2008, which network has televised the Oscar ceremony since 1976?
7. Wikipedia lists this man as the person with the most Oscar wins, having received 22 competitive and 4 honorary awards. Who is it?
Walt Disney
John Williams
John Huston
Irving Thalberg
8. As of 2008, what was the last film to win an Oscar for both Best Actor and Best Actress?
American Beauty
Silence of the Lambs
As Good As It Gets
9. (We know this looks really odd). Who wore this daring backless dress:

the evening she won a Best Actress Oscar?
Hilary Swank
Nicole Kidman
Reese Witherspoon
Gwyneth Paltrow
10. As of 2008, who was the last repeat winner for Best Actor?
Russell Crowe
Anthony Hopkins
Tom Hanks
William Holden
11. The 2007 Oscars highlighted the achievements of the so-called "Three Amigos," Mexican filmmakers. Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo Del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Which of the following was not a film for which one of the three was nominated?
Children of Men
Pan's Labyrinth
The Lives of Others
12. Three of the following were nominated for both Actor and Director for the same film. Who was not?
Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven
Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves
13. Meanwhile, Laurence Olivier is one of only two people to have directed himself to an acting Oscar. Who is the other one?
Robert Redford
Clint Eastwood
John Ford
Roberto Benigni
14. Short stories collected under the title "Rope Burns" were the basis for what Oscar winning film?
Million Dollar Baby
Chariots of Fire
15. Who said, in accepting a Oscar for screenplay: "If they say, 'I don't like your movie,' it's kind of like saying, 'I didn't like your life.' And then they say, 'By the way, it was a little too long.'"
Ben Affleck
Cameron Crowe
Billy Wilder
Paul Haggis
16. In 1968, the Best Actress Oscar balloting resulted in a tie. Recognized for her work in The Lion in Winter, Katharine Hepburn was awarded the Academy Award with:
Vanessa Redgrave
Julie Christie
Grace Kelly
Barbara Streisand
17. Having (only) won the Oscar for 3 films, who has received a nomination for Directing a record 12 times?
Woody Allen
Frank Capra
William Wyler
Steven Spielberg
18. What a happy looking foursome:

Whose mug is Mr. Smiley obscuring?
Adrien Brody
Sean Penn
Russell Crowe
Kevin Spacey
19. Countries from France have received the most nominations for the Foreign Language Film category. What country's films have won in the category the most?
20. What odd distinction does Barry Fitzgerald hold in Oscar history?
He was murdered on his way to the awards program where he would win Best Actor
He is the only person to be nominated for both Lead and Supporting Actor in the same film
He dropped his Oscar after his acceptance speech, shattering the statuette on the stage floor
He passed out in the middle of his acceptance speech
21. John Wayne won for Actor in a Leading Role for True Grit. How many times previous to this had he been nominated for acting?
22. In 1972, Cabaret won an impressive 8 Oscars. Although nominated, it did not win Best Picture. Which film won, making Cabaret the winningest film not to get Best Picture?
The Godfather
The Deer Hunter
The French Connection
23. In 2008, Cate Blanchett won Oscar nominations for both Lead and Supporting acting categories in the same year. In this list, who does not also share this double-nomination distinction?
Jamie Foxx
Kate Winslet
Emma Thompson
Al Pacino
24. In his acceptance speech, the Oscar winning actor for which film thanked the subject of the movie, "even though he's suing us"?
Raging Bull
A Man for All Seasons
25. As of 2008, which was the last Disney film to win an Oscar for Best Original Song?
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast

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