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Monday, February 27, 2012

Answers to our 2012 Big Adventure Oscar Trivia!

Didn't quite get your fill of Billy Crystal, The Help and Hugo from the 84th Academy Awards last night? As promised, here are all the answers from our 2012 Big Adventure Oscar Trivia!

1: In what photographic venue have the Academy Awards been held every year since 2002?
A: The Kodak Theater in Los Angeles

2: Who has won the most Academy Awards for acting?
A: Katharine Hepburn, with 4

3: Who has the most Oscar nominations for acting?
A: Meryl Streep, with 16 (and now with three wins!)

4: What was the first X-rated movie to win for Best Picture?
A: Midnight Cowboy

5: At the 64th Academy Award, who started his acceptance speech after winning the Best Supporting Actor by saying , “Billy Crystal…hahah…I crap bigger than him.”
A: Jack Palance

6: What movie has the longest title to have won Best Picture? Hint: It has been in the last 20 years
A: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

7: Who is the oldest Oscar winner?
A:Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy, age 80.

8: Who is the youngest Oscar winner?
A: Tatum O’Neal for Paper Moon, age 10

9: What performer won an Academy Award for playing a character who loses an Academy Award?
A: Maggie Smith in California Suite (1978)

10: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each won an Oscar for the same accomplishment. What was it?
A:Best Writing…Screenplay. Good Will Hunting

11: Lee Daniels, the director of Precious, is the second African-American nominee for Best Director. Who was the first?
A: John Singleton for 1991’s Boyz n the Hood

12: Best Actor competitors Jeff Bridges and George Clooney starred together in a movie in 2009 that received no nominations. What was it?
A: The Men Who Stare at Goats

14: Three films have swept the Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay) –Name 2!
A: It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Silence of the Lambs

15: In 1991, What film became the first Animated Feature Length Film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Film?
A: Beauty And The Beast

16: What is the combined number of times Jack Nicholson has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and Oscar: 28

17. Who is the oldest Oscar nominee?
A: Gloria Stuart for Titanic, age 87

18. Only one of this year’s acting nominees was also nominated last year. Who is it?
A: Michelle Williams

19. If Christopher Plummer wins Best Supporting Actor this year, at the age of 82 (and he did!), he will become the oldest actor to win the award. What late actor currently holds that distinction?
A: George Burns 

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