Friday, February 22, 2008

Oscar Trivia Friday!

Here's the final dose of Oscar Trivia for this year, leading up to the 80th Annual Oscars on Sunday. Next Friday I'll post the answers.

1. Match the Oscar apparel with the celebrity:

Bjork _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Cher _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Audrey Hepburn _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Katharine Hepburn _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Trey Parker _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Julia Roberts _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Sharon Stone _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Barbra Streisand _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

(A.) de Givenchy floral dress (1954)

(B.) See-through black sequined pajamas (1969)

(C.) Pantsuit and clogs (1974)

(D.) Black rooster-feathered headdress (1986)

(E.) Gap Turtleneck (1996)

(F.) Knock-off Versace green dress (2000)

(G.) Black Valentino dress with white stripe (2001)

(H.) “Swan” Dress (2001)

2. What did Honorary Oscar winner Stanley Donen do during his acceptance speech in 1998?

(A.) He tap danced to Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek.”

(B.) He did several one-arm push ups.

(C.) He pretended to have a broken leg, and coming out in an electric wheelchair-gone-wild, crashed through a breakaway wall.

(D.) He asked that the Academy to keep the Oscar as he felt he was “still in the game” and could win a competitive one at a future date.

3. Who is the only person to receive two posthumous acting nominations (in 1956 and 1957)?

(A.) Humphrey Bogart

(B.) Montgomery Clift

(C.) James Dean

(D.) Marilyn Monroe

4. Name any two actors or actresses nominated for the first time this year.


1. Match the Oscar winner and a quote from their speech:

Sally Field for Places in the Heart (1984) __F_ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Joe Pesci for Goodfellas (1990) __A__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Tom Hanks for Philadelphia (1993) __D__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

James Cameron for Titanic (1997) __B__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Roberto Benigni for Life Is Beautiful (1998) __G__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Anjelina Jolie for Girl, Interrupted (1999) __C__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004) __H__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005) __E__ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

(A.) “Um. It’s my privilege. Thank you.” (Entire speech.)

(B.) “I’m king of the world!”

(C.) “I am so in love with my brother right now. He just held my hand and told me that he loved me.”

(D.) “I know that my work in this case is magnified by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels.”

(E.) “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

(F.) “I can’t deny the fact you like me— right now, you like me!”

(G.) “I would like to be Jupiter and kidnap everybody and lie down in the firmament, making love to everybody!”

(H.) “My grandma used to sit down and talk to me…. and she still talks to me, only now in my dreams. And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we've got a lot to talk about."

2. Which is the only false statement about the following Oscar winners for Best Picture?

(A.) Best Picture winner Marty (1955) was adapted from a drama that originated on television.

(B.) Best Picture winner Lawrence of Arabia (1962) does not have a single female speaking part.

(C.) Best Picture winner Midnight Cowboy (1969) was rated X.

√ (D.) Best Picture winner Forrest Gump (1994) was the first film ever released on DVD. [TWISTER (1996) ws the first film released on DVD]

3. Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are only the third and fourth Best Pictures winners respectively to win in what category, first given for films of 1934?

(A.) Make-Up

√ (B.) Song

(C.) Sound/Sound Recording

(D.) Special Effects/Visual Effects

4. During the first year of the Oscars, the sound film was in its infancy, and the first Best Picture winners were silent: Wings (1927s Best Production [which the Academy has labeled the first “Best Picture”]) and Sunrise (1927s Best Quality of Production).

Which is false about the first year of the Academy Awards?

(A.) The first year of the Oscars contained a category for silent film “title writing,” made obsolete by year two.

(B.) Despite the fact that it was one of the Oscar-nominated Best Pictures, silent film The Way of All Flesh (1927) has since been lost and no print survives today.

(C.) So that it would not have an unfair advantage over silent films, The Jazz Singer, the first “talkie,” was not allowed to compete as a Best Picture but was given a special award as a consolation prize.

√ (D.) Due to the universality of silent films, more foreign-language films were nominated for Best Picture in the first years of the Academy Awards than in any other subsequent year.

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