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#13 definitely has two correct answers. Slumdog Millionaire did not win for either Original Screenplay or Sound Editing. It won for Adapted Screenplay and Sound Mixing, while Milk and The Dark Knight, respectively, won those awards. I got it "wrong" by answering Original Screenplay.
yeahmustafa 2/23/09 4:50 pm

Thanks for catching this, I corrected it - the option should have been Adapted not Original.
kollath 2/23/09 6:19 pm


1. Which of the following did not help host the ABC red carpet coverage?
Isaac Mizrahi
Robin Roberts
Tim Gunn
Jess Cagle
2. Who did Hugh Jackman pull on stage to help perform the mock low-budget opening number?
Meryl Streep
Freida Pinto
Anne Hathaway
Marisa Tomei
3. Accepting his award, Simon Beaufoy noted that he could never have imagined himself on the Oscars stage, as well as for the following locations, except:
The Moon
The Oval Office
The South Pole
The Miss World podium
4. The winner of which category included a reference to the Styx song in his acceptance speech?
Animated feature
Musical score
Animated short
5. Who did Ben Stiller lampoon with his role as presenter?
Tom Cruise
Jack Nicholson
Ron Howard
Joaquin Phoenix
6. Which of the following correctly pairs an actor/actress presenting team for the evening?
Jack Black and Amanda Seyfried
Zac Effron and Alicia Keys
Daniel Craig and Jennifer Aniston
Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman
7. The Supporting Actress award set the groundwork for the "past winners pay tribute to the nominees" scheme used for the acting categories. Which of the following actually read the name of the winner for Supporting Actress?
Goldie Hawn
Whoopi Goldberg
Tilda Swinton
Angelica Huston
8. The on-stage tribute to movie musicals included performances by stars of each of the following, except for:
High School Musical
Moulin Rouge!
Mamma Mia!
9. The strains of the theme to which Oscar-winner were heard as the Oscar telecast opened?
Lawrence of Arabia
Out of Africa
The Sound of Africa
Star Wars
10. Accepting Heath Ledger's posthumous Oscar for Supporting Actor was/were his:
Father and mother
11. A man accepting the Oscar in this category performed a sleight-of-hand trick at the end of his comments:
Live action short
Art direction
Documentary feature
Sound mixing
12. Eric Barba accepted an award for which film?
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
13. Which category did Slumdog Millionaire not win?
Adapted Screenplay
Sound Editing
Film editing
14. The 2009 Oscars were the _____ edition of the awards:
15. The winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the man who presented the award both played which role on film?
Santa Claus
The Nutty Professor
Jason Bourne
16. The award for which category was accepted by a female?
Documentary short
Costume design
Animated short
Film editing
17. As Peter Gabriel refrained from performing his Oscar nominated song due to time limits set on the performance, who sang a selection from WALL-E in his place?
Sean Combs
John Legend
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Phillip Bailey
18. Which Academy Award winning cinematographer appeared alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen in a Pineapple Express segment?
Peter Pau
Janusz Kaminski
Andrew Lesnie
John Seale
19. Departures, the entry from Japan, won Best Foreign Language Film. Which country did not have a nominee in the category?
20. Queen Latifah sang which song during the In Memorandum segment?
Always on My Mind
Auld Lang Syne
I'll Be Seeing You
21. Accepting her Best Actress award, Kate Winslet stated that the statuette was not a:
Slap in the face
Blank check
Ticket to heaven
Shampoo bottle
22. Who noted in his acceptance speech: "I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often"?
Danny Boyle
A.R. Rahman
Sean Penn
James Marsh
23. Slumdog Millionaire was by far and away the big winner of the night. How many awards did the film receive?
24. Which of the following sets of presenters for the acting awards is correct?
Supporting actor: Christopher Walken, Kevin Cline, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Alan Arkin, Javier Bardem
Actress: Sophia Loren, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine
Actor: Robert Deniro, Anthony Hopkins, Adrien Brody, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley
Supporting actress: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Zelwegger, Juliette Binoch
25. Which of the following won both an Oscar and a Spirit Award, handed out on Saturday night?
Penelope Cruz
Mickey Rourke
Danny Boyle
Kate Winslet

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