Friday, February 13, 2009

Oscar Trivia Friday!

More Oscar trivia, leading us up to the big night. You can post guesses in the comments--I'll reveal the answers in the subsequent Friday entry. No prizes!!! Just for fun!

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

Ingrid Bergman for Gaslight (1944) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Jack Nicholson for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) __ (A, B, C, D,=2 0E, F, G, or H)

Ben Kingsley for Gandhi (1982) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Michael Douglas for Wall Street (1987) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Cate Blanchett for The Aviator (2005) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

George Clooney for Syriana (2006) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

Forrest Whittaker for The Last King of Scotland (2007) _____ (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H)

(A.) “This is an Oscar for vision, for courage, and for acting, and for peace.”

(B.) “… and God, God who believes in us all, who’s given me this moment in this lifetime that I will hopefully carry to the end of my lifetime into the next lifetime.”

(C.) “I’m very honored to be in such magnificent company as Katharine Hepburn.”

(D.) “Thank you to the Academy, who know Katharine Hepburn so well and are so intimately acquainted with her work, this is an indescribable surprise and honor.”

(E.) “We are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood, every once in a while I think. It’s probably a good thing. We’re the ones who talk[ed] about AIDS when it just being whispered. And we talked about civil rights when it wasn’t really popular… This Academy, this group of people, gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I’m proud to be a part of this Academy, proud to be a part of this community, and proud to be out of touch.”

(F.) “I’ve never been happier than with my work here in Hollywood and I thank you very much for my Oscar.”

(G.) “I guess this proves there are as many nuts in the Academy as anywhere else.”

(H.) “…in particular to my father, who I don’t think ever missed one of my college productions, for his continued support, and for helping a son step out of a shadow. I’ll be eternally grateful to you dad for that.”

2. Who among the following never appeared at the Academy Awards?

(A.) Woody Allen

(B.) Marlon Brando

(C.) Katharine Hepburn

(D.) Orson Welles

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

(A.) There was no secret envelope and the winners were announced on the back page of the Academy Bulletin months before the ceremony.

(B.) There were no Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress categories.

(C.) Charles Chaplin was given the first non-competitive individual achievement award, for “versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing, and producing The Circus (his current film).

(D.) No ceremony was held: the recipients received their statuettes by courier.

4. Last year, Michael Clayton was the only film nominated for more than one acting Oscar; very rarely has just a single film alone been up for multiple acting Oscars, with all other films getting just one nomination. What was the last movie year in Oscar History for which there was only one multiple nominee for acting?

(A.) 1935 (the multiple nominee was Mutiny on the Bounty)

(B.) 1946 (the multiple nominee was The Best Years of Our Lives)

(C.) 1951 (the multiple nominee was A Streetcar Named Desire)

(D.) 1957 (the multiple nominee was Peyton Place)

Answers to last Friday's Trivia:

1. Which four of the following movies won the Oscar for Best Picture:

(A.) Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

√(B.) Ben-Hur (1959)

√(C.) Rocky (1976)

(D.) Star Wars (1977)

√(E.) The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

(F.) Saving Private Ryan (1998)

(G.) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

√(H.) Chicago (2002)

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

(A.) Best Picture winner The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) was written by then-blacklisted writers Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, but credited to original novelist Pierre Boulle, who neither read nor spoke English.

√(B.) Best Picture winner The Godfather (1972) featured at least one cast member from every subsequent Best Picture winner of the 1970s.

(C.) Best Picture The Last Emperor (1987) was the first Western production allowed inside China’s Forbidden City.

(D.) Best Picture The Silence of the Lambs (1991) was the first Best Picture out on home video at the time of its win.

3. How many science-fiction films have won the Oscar for Best Picture?

√(A.) None

(B.) One— 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

(C.) Two— 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

(D.) Three— Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Alien (1979), and Blade Runner (1982)

4. Amadeus (1984), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Braveheart (1995), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are the only Best Pictures to date to have won in what category, first given for films of 1981? (4 points)

√(A.) Make-Up

(B.) Casting

(C.) Sound/Sound Recording

(D.) Adapted Screenplay

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