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1. Many, many films were nominated for Best Picture this year. This one was not:

2. This year's notebook full of women which comprises the Lead Actress category is newsworthy, in that it contains:
The youngest ever nominee
The oldest ever nominee
Both the youngest and oldest ever nominees
None of the above, so forget we said anything
By way of explanation.....
Amour's 85 year-old Emmanuelle Riva is now the oldest ever nominee, unseating Jessica Tandy, who was 80 at her nomination; Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis (9) is younger than Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes (13)
3. Quvenzhané Wallis, who is now your youngest-ever Best Actress nominee, plays a young girl in Beasts of the Southern Wild who shares a name with this food popular in the south:
4. The list of Best Director candidates includes the man who helmed three of the following. Which is the notable exception?

5. So Ben Affleck is without an Oscar nomination for directing. This year, though, he did win directing honors from:
The Golden Globes
Directors Guild
Critics Choice Awards
All of the above
6. There were two Snow White-themed movies released in 2012, Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. Were either nominated for the Costume Design Oscar?
Mirror Mirror was, Snow White and the Huntsman wasn't
Snow White and the Huntsman, Mirror Mirror wasn't
Both were nominated
Neither was, so forget that we said anything.
7. Here's a cool tidbit: Each nominee in which of the four acting categories has already won an acting Oscar?
Lead actor (Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington)
Supporting actor (Alan Arkin, Robert DeNiro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz)
Lead actress (Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts)
Supporting actress (Amy Adams, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Jacki Weaver)
8. Both male and female leads of which of the following Best Picture nominees were nominated for acting Oscars?
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
9. The slate of Foreign Language Film nominees represents each of the following, except for:
10. If 2013 Oscar host Seth McFarlane ends up winning an award on February 24, it will be in this category, for which he is nominated:
Original Screenplay
Original Song
Animated Short
Adapted Screenplay
By way of explanation.....
Seth co-wrote "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted
11. The crop of Best Animated Features come from the following studios, except for:

By way of explanation.....
Brave came from Pixar; Frankenweenie was Tim Burton Productions/Disney; ParaNorman was Focus/Universal; The Pirates came from Aardman; and Wreck-It Ralph was Disney
12. Our personal favorite for Animated Short, Paperman, ran before which of the Best Animated Feature nominees?
Wreck-It Ralph
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
13. Which member of TV's The Simpsons family is mentioned in the title of an animated short up for an Oscar this year?
14. This dude is up for Lead Actor, lead acting in a movie that didn't get a Best Picture nomination:
Hugh Jackman
Bradley Cooper
Daniel Day-Lewis
Denzel Washington
15. (We'll just go ahead and apologize ahead of time for asking this one....)

You were supposed to read the book in high school, but you didn't make it past Chapter 2. You told friends you were going to see the movie, but had no intention to. It's up for Cinematography, Costumes, Score and Art Direction. So, um, how the heck do you spell it correctly?

By way of explanation.....
Again: very, very sorry.
16. This lady, who you might possibly have heard of, is up for a Best Original Song Oscar, having sung and co-written the tune:
Katy Perry
17. The undisputed world-wide box office champion of all time, Marvel's The Avengers, is up for a single Oscar. No, it's not Best Picture. Which category is its nomination in?
Film Editing
Costume Design
Visual Effects
Best Picture, dammit dude, what did we *just* say?
18. Each of the following movies got screenplay awards, see? But only one of them is correctly identified as being either an original work or adapted. Which is it?
Argo - Original
Django Unchained - Adapted
Lincoln - Original
Life of Pi - Adapted
19. Pick the following food stuff commonly found on a dinner table, and you'll complete the name of the Documentary Feature nominee, "Searching for ______ Man"
20. This lady has received an acting nomination for the second year in a row:
Meryl Streep
Jessica Chastain
Naomi Watts
Jennifer Lawrence
By way of explanation.....
Up for Lead Actress this year, Chasatin was nominated for her supporting role in The Help last year
21. This is the only Best Picture nomination without any nominations among the four acting categories:
Django Unchained
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
22. Of the following Best Picture entries, the one that contains the most screen time, by far, set in the United States, is:
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
23. That Richard Parker, he's quite a guy. And by "guy," we mean:
By way of explanation.....
Richard Parker is the Bengal tiger in Life of Pi. Don't try to argue with him on this point
24. Pixar's latest release, Brave, is nominated for Animated Feature.. Was the animated short that ran before it also nominated this year?
Yes, Head Over Heels was nominated this year
No, Head Over Heels was not nominated this year
Yes, La Luna was nominated this year
No, La Luna was not nominated this year.
By way of explanation.....
La Luna was nominated for (but did not win) Animated Short *last* year
25. Pick the pair of Best Director nominees that have previously won in the category:
Steven Spielberg and David O. Russell
Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee
Ang Lee and Michael Haneke
David O. Russell and Michael Haneke
By way of explanation.....
Spielberg previously got directing honors for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List, Lee won for Brokeback Mountain; Russell was previously nominated for The Fighter

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