Oscar Quiz Answers

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

Copyright 1934 Columbia Pictures
Copyright 1934 Columbia Pictures

1. What Oscar-winning director is the son and father of Oscar-winning performers and what was his connection to their award-winning films?

Director John Huston won an Oscar for “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” and directed both his father, Walter Huston and his daughter, Anjelica Huston, in the films that won them Oscars as well.

2. What was the first film to win all five top awards: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay? (Extra credit if you can name the only other two films to sweep these categories.)

“It Happened One Night” followed by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Silence of the Lambs”

3. Who tied for Best Actress in 1969?

Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn

4. Who was speaking when a streaker interrupted the Oscar broadcast in 1974?

David Niven

5. Who mangled the name of singer/actress Idina Menzel in 2014?

John Travolta

6. Which Best Actor winner swept presenter Halle Berry off her feet with a passionate kiss?

Adrian Brody

7. Who is the only person named Oscar to actually win an Oscar?

Lyricist/writer Oscar Hammerstein (but I’m betting Oscar Isaac will win one soon)

8. What was special about the special Oscar awarded to Walt Disney for “Snow White?”

Here it is!

Copyright AMPAS 1939
Copyright AMPAS 1939

9. Who was the first (and so far, only) woman to win the Best Director Oscar?

Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker”

10. What is unusual about two-time Best Editing Oscar nominee Roderick Jaynes?

He doesn’t exist. It’s a pseudonym for the Coen brothers.

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Oscar Quiz

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Get ready for Oscar night with an Oscar trivia quiz!

1. What Oscar-winning director is the son and father of Oscar-winning performers and what was his connection to their award-winning films?

2. What was the first film to win all five top awards: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay? (Extra credit if you can name the only other two films to sweep these categories.)

Copyright 2015 AMPAS
Copyright 2015 AMPAS

3. Who tied for Best Actress in 1969?

4. Who was speaking when a streaker interrupted the Oscar broadcast in 1974?

5. Who mangled the name of singer/actress Idina Menzel in 2014?

6. Which Best Actor winner swept presenter Halle Berry off her feet with a passionate kiss?

7. Who is the only person named Oscar to actually win an Oscar?

8. What was special about the special Oscar awarded to Walt Disney for “Snow White?”

9. Who was the first (and so far, only) woman to win the Best Director Oscar?

10. What is unusual about two-time Best Editing Oscar nominee Roderick Jaynes?

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Answers: Muppet Quiz

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

1. Can you guess the writer who provided the narration for this 1968 commercial featuring The Muppets?

William Burroughs

2.  What Oscar-winning actor co-starred with the Muppets as Scrooge in “A Muppet Christmas Carol?”

Michael Caine

3.  Which Muppet is the front man of a rock group?

Dr. Teeth of the Electric Mayhem

dr. teeth electric mayhem

4.  Which Muppet is the lab assistant for scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew?

Beaker

Beaker

5.  Which Muppet lives in a trash can?

Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”

6.  What is the name of Big Bird’s friend that everyone on Sesame Street thought was imaginary?

Mr. Snuffleupagus

7.  Who are these guys?

Statler and Waldorf

8. Name something other than the birthmark and voice that distinguishes Kermit and Constantine?

Different collar

9. Where was Miss Piggy working at the beginning of “The Muppets?”

French Vogue

10. Who is the only Muppet who appears in both the Muppet movies and television shows and on Sesame Street?

Kermit!

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Smurfs Quiz

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

In honor of this week’s release of “Smurfs 2,” how many of these questions can you answer?

1.  The Smurfs were created by a comic artist from what country?

2.  How tall are Smurfs?

3.  Who created Smurfette?

4.  What is the name of the Smurf’s enemy and who is his pet?

5.  What Jake Gyllenhaal movie has a rather crude discussion of the Smurfs?

6.  Neil Patrick Harris returns for the sequel.  What television show gave him his first starring role?

7.  Hank Azaria appears in the film.  What long-running television series features his voice?

8.  What Smurf movie shares a title with a Mozart opera?

9.  What pop star gives her voice to Smurfette?

10.  What comedy news show reporter provides a voice for one of the Smurfs?

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