As we eagerly await to see who wins the coveted Oscars (And even more so, the Movie of the Week!), let’s have a little trivia revelry? A big quiz shindig. A trivial battle royal if you will.
The winner gets a free DVD (options will be given to choose from)! Email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday, Feb 23.
And here are the questions:
1. Which of the following movies did NOT win every award it was nominated for at the Oscars?
b) The Matrix
c) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. What was the first movie to win best picture that was NOT in black and white?
a) Gone With the Wind
b) The Wizard of Oz
c) The Adventures of Robin Hood
d) How Green Was My Valley
3. Only three movies have ever swept the top “big five” major awards (best picture, actor, actress, director and screenplay). Which of the following is NOT one of them?
a) The Silence of the Lambs
b) It Happened One Night
c) The Bridge on the River Kwai
d) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
4. In 1973, Marlon Brando refused his Oscar award for his role in The Godfather. Why did he do this?
a) To protest the treatment of animals in the film industry
b) To protest the treatment of Native Americans in the film industry
c) To protest the treatment of African Americans in the film industry
d) He didn’t want a golden naked man in his house
5. In the Academy Awards’ 88-year history, how many animated movies have received a nomination for best picture?
6. Who holds the record of most Best Actress wins at 4?
a) Audrey Hepburn
b) Katherine Hepburn
c) Meryl Streep
d) Diane Keaton
7. Only one actor has managed to win the Best Actor award three times, which is the record. Who is it?
a) Daniel Day-Lewis
b) Jack Nicholson
c) Robert DiNiro
d) Marlon Brando
8. Who is the only person to win an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex?
a) Dustin Hoffman for Tootsie
b) Robin Williams for Mrs. Doubtfire
c) Hillary Swank for Boys Don’t Cry
d) Linda Hunt for The Year of Living Dangerously
9. What was the first year that presenters started saying “And the Oscar goes to…” abandoning the previously used, “And the winner is…”?
10. In 1974, Actor David Niven was about to introduce Elizabeth Taylor who would reveal the winner of the best picture award. What interrupted his introduction?
a) A protester with a megaphone
b) A naked man running across the stage
c) An earthquake
d) An airborne tomato
BONUS: Which movie won best picture that year (for 1973)? _____________
Good luck everyone.
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