Friday, February 20, 2009

Oscar Trivia Friday!

The final dose of Oscar trivia. You can post guesses in the comments--I'll reveal the final answers in next Friday's entry. No prizes!!! Just for fun!

1. Match the description of the Oscar apparel with the celebrity who wore it:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(A.) “Groomed to look like a cross between Ava Gardner and Hedy Lamarr, [she] took the prize for the most skin, in a fly-away, slit-up-or-down- to-there (take your pick) white number in which she was so secure and sassy, she wins the Babe-a-licious Award.” (San Francisco Examiner, 1997 Oscars)

(B.) “[Her] pink Ralph Lauren seemed to swim around her lithe frame and project sweetness and light.” (The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion, 1999 Oscars)

(C.) “[She] seemed to be going for a necrophiliac-chic look with her chalk-white skin, jet-black, waist-length hair extensions and long, loose black sleeves.” (New York Post, 2000 Oscars)

(D.) “The best toupee he’s ever had.” (Joan Rivers, 2001 Oscars)

(E.) “With her fiery red hair and creamy complexion, [she] is probably the only one who could pull off this shade without looking like a refugee from St. Patrick’s Day.” (Entertainment Weekly, 2003 Oscars)

(F.) “Menswear-inspired ensembles made [her] a fashion trendsetter… three decades ago. (Entertainment Weekly, 2004 Oscars)

(G.) “Did Kong get ahold of this frock? There’s a fine line between artfully deconstructed couture and shredded toilet paper.” (Entertainment Weekly, 2006 Oscars)

(H.) “[She] completed her eye-opening run through awards season with this deep purple flounce, and sent a million blondes running to cut bangs during the commercial break.” (Entertainment Weekly, 2007 Oscars)

2. At last year’s Oscars who said: “I started the red carpet segment of the Oscars in 1979— and to show you how good I was, every thirty years they invite me back,” and, just before signing off, made the embarrassing gaffe of referring to Best Supporting Actor front-runner Javier Bardem as “Xavier” Bardem? (4 points)

(A.) Army Archerd

(B.) Katie Couric

(C.) Regis Philbin

(D.) Joan Rivers

3. This year, the Oscar presenters have been kept secret, however, which former host let it slip (while promoting his current film to Access Hollywood) that he will be presenting with Tina Fey? (4 points)

(A.) Ernest Borgnine

(B.) Steve Martin

(C.) Bill Murray

(D.) Adam Sandler

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

Answers to last Friday's Trivia:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forrest Whittaker for The Last King of Scotland (2007) __B__ (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)

1 comment:

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