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1. If you have been the primary subject for a winner of the Best Animated Feature, please step forward. Not so fast, there....
2. Each of the three films in The Godfather trilogy were nominated for Best Picture. Of the nine Oscars won by the three pictures, the number that were awarded to The Godfather, Part III was:
3. Who of the following has not hosted the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards?
Scarlett Johansson
Salma Hayek
Jamie Lynn Curtis
Renee Zelwegger
4. You've heard of Katharine Hepburn, and you probably know that she won a basketful of Oscars. For which of the following did she win Actress in a Leading Role the earliest?
On Golden Pond
Morning Glory
The Lion in Winter
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
5. Which of the following is not a one-time Oscar category that has been retired?
Assistant Director
Dance Direction
Engineering Effects
Credit Production
6. Which of the following countries has not seen one of its films nominated for the Foreign Language Film Oscar?
7. Which Shakespearean work has won Best Picture?
Richard III
A Winter's Tale
8. Nominated in 2009 for Precious, Lee Daniels became the first African American to be nominated for Best Director since:
Spike Lee
Kasi Lemmons
John Singleton
Carl Franklin
9. The 2008 film Waltz with Bashir was interesting in what it was nominated for. The film received an Oscar nomination:
For Animated Feature
For Documentary Feature
For Foreign Language Film
For each of the above
10. This film saw Tom Hanks to his fifth Oscar nomination:
Cast Away
Apollo 13
Saving Private Ryan
Forrest Gump
11. In the history of the Academy Awards there are 2 films that were honored with wins in 3 out of the 4 acting categories. One is "A Streetcar Named Desire". The other is:
The Silence of the Lambs
Gone With the Wind
12. All of the below won an Academy Award for a performance in a language other than English. All of them except:
Sophia Loren
Robert DeNiro
Penelope Cruz
Benicio Del Toro
13. The only actress to win an Oscar for a performance in a Hitchcock film:
Joan Fontaine
Ingrid Bergman
Doris Day
Kim Novak
14. "The White Ribbon" is only the 9th B&W film to be nominated for Best Cinematography since the Academy eliminated the separate Black-and-White cinematography award in 1967. How many Best Cinematography nominations have there been for B&W films since the year 2000 (including "White Ribbon")?
15. We all know that Sandra Bullock could possibly win an Oscar for Best Actress and a Razzie for Worst Actress this year for her films "The Blind Side" and "All About Steve" respectively. But *this* actress in an astonishing feat was nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie for THE SAME ROLE. Take *that* Sandy! This actress is:
Cher - Moonstruck
Lorraine Bracco - Goodfellas
Amy Irving - Yentl
Shelley Winters - The Poseidon Adventure
16. Judi Dench's first Oscar nomination was for her work in:
Mrs. Brown
Shakespeare in Love
17. Woody Allen has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay 14 times. He won Oscars for the following two films:
Manhattan & Annie Hall
Bullets Over Broadway & Match Point
Husbands and Wives & Crimes and Misdemeanors
Annie Hall & Hannah and Her Sisters
18. Plenty of actresses have been nominated for 2 Oscars in the same year. But this one was not:
Cate Blanchett
Julia Roberts
Julianne Moore
Sigourney Weaver
19. No quiz about the Academy Awards would be complete without a question about Meryl Streep. She's been nominated 16 times and has won twice. But she was NOT nominated for:
One True Thing
Music of the Heart
Postcards From the Edge
The Hours
20. These 2 gentlemen are currently in a tie for most Oscar nominations for Best Actor at 9 a piece. They are:
Laurence Olivier & Spencer Tracy
Jack Nicholson & Marlon Brando
Peter O'Toole & Richard Burton
Paul Newman & Robert DeNiro
21. All of these gentlemen won Oscars playing alcoholics. This one did not:
James Coburn
Albert Finney
Nicolas Cage
Ray Milland
22. All of these women were nominated for playing "ladies of the evening". This fine actress won for playing a prostitute:
Julia Roberts
Elisabeth Shue
Jane Fonda
Nicole Kidman
23. The following actors were all nominated for films in which they played grades K-12 school teachers. This actor won:
Ryan Gosling
Edward James Olmos
Maggie Smith
Robin Williams
24. He has the most Best Supporting Actor Oscar wins with a total of three:
Walter Brennan
Peter Ustinov
Anthony Quinn
Michael Caine
25. Fishy. In a strange coincidence, something weird is going on with Ryan Bingham and the Academy this year. Which 2 nominated films may be a able to shed a little light on this odd occurence?
Avatar and The Blind Side
Julie & Julia and The Hurt Locker
Up In the Air and Crazy Heart
Up and Precious

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