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1. "I'm a trivia question now, is what you're saying," this person joked with Lara Spencer on the red carpet when she noted that only he and Walt Disney have been nominated in six different categories:
Steven Spielberg
Tom Hanks
Ben Affleck
George Clooney
2. Seth MacFarlane noted in his opening, "The quest to make _________ laugh begins now."
Joaquin Phoenix
Tommy Lee Jones
Emmanuelle Riva
Robert DeNiro
3. Please step forward if you are a movie which received an award in one of the acting categories during the evening. Hey, not so fast there...
Les Miserables
Django Unchained
4. Accepting the Animated feature Oscar, Mark Andrews "I just happened to be wearing" this item, which most likely no one would have noticed if he hadn't mentioned it:
Stovepipe hat
Vest of many colors
5. Promos for the Oscars had hyped a re-assembling of The Avengers, but the massively unfunny bit involving the cast for that film did not include the actors behind these two characters:
Hulk and Thor
Black Widow and Thor
Black Widow and Hawkeye
Hawkeye and Hulk
6. The first film to win two Oscars during the evening was:
Life of Pi
By way of explanation.....
Cinematography and Visual Effects
7. Oscar pools across the galaxy were thrown inter intergalactic chaos when a tie between Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty occurred in this category:
Sound mixing
Sound editing
Film editing
8. Oscar producers chose to inject a bit of ruthlessness into the universally-appreciated play-off music, and chose a well-known tune from this film to signal to speakers that their time was damn well up:
The Godfather
Star Wars
The Exorcist
9. If you are a resident of this country, then you live in the land of the reigning Foreign Language Film champion:
10. Can you remember the first and last of the recently departed to be shown in the In Memoriam segment? Why yes, yes you can, if you answer:
Jack Klugman & Tony Scott
Michael Clarke Duncan & Charles Durning
Ernest Borgnine & Marvin Hamlisch
Hal David & Nora Ephron
11. The winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay award adapted the screenplay from, in part:
An earlier motion picture
A magazine article
A stage play
A children's book
12. "We have finally reached the point in the ceremony where either Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek comes on stage." At that point in the ceremony, who came on stage?
Javier Bardem
Penelope Cruz
Salma Hayek
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz *and* Salma Hayek
13. Songs from each of the following movie musicals was performed on stage during the evening, except for:
Les Miserabes
14. The original Captain Kirk William Shatner appeared via the 'future' to stop Seth McFarlane from being the worst host ever.

In addition to making out with Sally Field and having a song dedicated to Best Actress nominees' boobs, he supposedly does a sock puppet rendition of which film?
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
15. Which of these Bond girls was charged with introducing the 50 year tribute to the 007 franchise?
Denise Richards
Famke Jenssen
Halle Berry
Eva Green
16. And arguably the musical performance of the evening occurred when this lady belted out a classic Bond theme song:
Rita Coolidge
Roberta Flack
Shirley Bassey
Dinah Washington
17. With the evening devoted to music, the show made a mess of the Original Song category, with some of the nominees not even being performed on stage. Meanwhile, the song from this film was performed, but not by the person who sang it in the film:
Chasing Ice
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
By way of explanation.....
Norah Jones sang Everybody Needs a Friend from Ted
18. The Academy should apologize to the makers of Animated Short Film winner Paper Man for the brutally unfunny Paul Rudd/Melissa McCarthy schtick directly preceding their win. What studio released this short?
19. The orchestra providing music for the evening played from the orchestra pit of the Dolby Theater, where the Oscars were held, right? Right??
Wrong! They played from the Capitol Records building
Wrong! They played from Shangri-La Studios
Wrong! They played from The Record Plant
20. The winner of which category paid tribute to the film's director, noting that he crossed through fire, scaled the mountain and slayed the dragon?
Lead actress
Original screenplay
Supporting actor
Original score
21. Congratulations to Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis on his win for Lincoln. This win marks the first time someone has won a lead acting Oscar ___ times.
22. In a bit of tidiness uncharacteristic of the rest of the evening, the Best Picture nominees were presented in three groupings of three films each. Which of the following did not present a group of nominees?
Nicole Kidman
Matt Damon
Reese Witherspoon
Liam Neeson
23. "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell, and that's really embarrassing"These were the first words out of the mouth of the ______ winner after falling on the steps to accept her award.
Original Song
Lead Actress
Supporting Actress
Costume Design
24. In a first, the Best Picture winner was announced via satellite by the First Lady from the White House. Who was the Oscar winner on stage that actually handed the award to Argo's producers?
George Clooney
Tom Hanks
Jack Nicholson
Denzel Washington
25. With Seth McFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth singing a tribute to the 'losers' of the evening, they clearly weren't singing about _____, which won the most awards of the evening with four total.
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
By way of explanation.....
Life of Pi won 4. Argo and Les Miserables each won 3. And Lincoln won 2 (along with Django Unchained and Skyfall).

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