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1. Which of the following has not hosted the Academy Awards ceremony?
Jerry Lewis
Frank Sinatra
Johnny Carson
Steve McQueen
2. Which of these rock stars has not won an Oscar in the Original Song category?
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Tom Petty
Phil Collins
3. Consider this sequence of Best Actress winners:

Which of the following correctly fills in the gap?

4. Any discussion of Oscar snubs has to at least include Citizen Kane. In which category did the film win its lone Academy Award?
Best Director
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
5. As of 2009, which of the former Saturday Night Live stars has not been nominated for an Oscar?
Dan Aykroyd
Eddie Murphy
Bill Murray
Chevy Chase
6. Which of the following has won an Academy Honorary Award?
Steve Jobs, co-founder
Elia Kazan, black-listed director
Ray Harryhausen, effects maven
Clint Eastwood, actor/director
7. Which of the following winners of the Golden Globe for the Best Picture - Comedy or Musical was also nominated for the Best Picture Oscar?
Moulin Rouge!
Almost Famous
Walk the Line
8. How many merit awards will be handed out at the pirmary 2009 Academy Awards ceremony?
9. Which correctly matches the Foreign Language winner with its country of origin?
Pan's Labyrinth - Spain
Joyeux Noël - Canada
The Chorus - Austria
Hero - China
10. Which of the following Dreamworks Animation films has benn nominated for the Animated Feature award?
Shark Tale
Over the Hedge
11. In 2007, Joel and Ethan Coen won the directing Oscar for No Country for Old Men. Prior to that, the most recent film to have two men share the directing honor was:
The Deer Hunter
West Side Story
From Here to Eternity
12. Which of the following words was not part of the title of a Best Picture Oscar of the 1990s?
13. Which actor was introducing Elizabeth Taylor when Robert Open streaked across the stage in 1974?
David Niven
Jack Nicholson
Paul Newman
James Caan
14. As of 2009, who was the last back-to-back winner of the Leading Actress Oscar?
Helen Hayes
Grace Kelly
Vivian Leigh
As of 2009, there have been no back-to-back winners
15. Which of the following did not win an Oscar for portraying a writer?
Jack Nicholson
Nicole Kidman
Joseph Feinnes
Paul Scofield
16. As of February 2009, which Best Picture winner of the 2000s has the lowest fresh rating at
The Departed
Million Dollar Baby
17. Which of the following has won multiple Best Director Oscars?
Peter Jackson
Barry Levinson
Oliver Stone
Peter Weir
18. As of 2009, who is the youngest winner of the Supporting Actor Oscar?
Karl Malden
Timothy Hutton
Jason Robards
Haing S. Ngor
19. Robert DeNiro and which other actor are the only winners for Best Supporting actor for a foreign language performance?
Benicio del Toro
Walter Brennan
Ben Johnson
Walter Matthau
20. In the Pixar film The Incredibles, the character of Edna Mode was based on which eight-time Oscar winning costume designer?
Helen Rose
Edith Head
Dorothy Jeakins
Margaret Furse
21. Bette Davis was officially nominated for an Oscar 10 times. She was also an unofficial write in nominee for "Of Human Bondage". She won Best Actress twice. For which films?
All About Eve; Dark Victory
The Little Foxes; Now, Voyager
Dangerous; Jezebel
The Letter; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
22. Heath Ledger is an overwhelming favorite this year to win a posthumous Oscar. So far, this is the only other actor to have done this:
Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
James Dean - Giant or East of Eden
Ralph Richardson - Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Peter Finch - Network
23. This person won an Oscar for playing someone who has won an Oscar:
Jack Nicholson
Marion Cotillard
Cate Blanchett
Barbara Streisand
24. All of these women have been nominated for Best Director except for:
Sofia Coppola - Lost In Translation
Gillian Armstrong - My Brilliant Career
Lina Wertmuller - Seven Beauties
Jane Campion - The Piano
25. One of Charlie Chaplin's films won an Oscar 20 years after it was made. Which one?
Modern Times
City Lights
The Gold Rush
26. These 2 films tie the record for most nominations each at 14:
Ben Hur; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Doctor Zhivago; Lawrence of Arabia
Titanic; All About Eve
The Godfather; The English Patient
27. "A Streetcar Named Desire" won 3 out of 4 acting awards. The only other film to do this was:
The Silence of the Lambs
The Godfather
The English Patient
28. Only brother and sister to win acting awards:
Jane Fonda/Peter Fonda
Warren Beatty/Shirley MacLaine
Ethel Barrymore/Lionel Barrymore
Julia Roberts/Eric Roberts
29. All of these actors played the same character in 2 different films and were nominated for both performances. All of them except:
Barbara Streisand - Fanny Brice
Paul Newman - Fast Eddie Felson
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth Tudor
Peter O'Toole - King Henry II
30. The person who won most Oscars at a single ceremony (4):
Peter Jackson
James Cameron
Walt Disney
Clint Eastwood

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