Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscars Trivia!

Something to do while you're waiting for the Barbara Walters special to end:

  1. When was the first televised Academy Awards program?
  2. What was the first Best Picture winner?
  3. Who has the most Academy Awards for directing?
  4. How many times have all four of the major acting Oscars gone to non-Americans?
  5. What individual has won the most Academy Awards?
  6. Name the only two men to have won three Academy Awards for acting.
  7. Name all three films to have won the "Big Five" awards (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director).

Final: Who holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win?

(This may or may not be a hint: The answer to this question does not depend on tonight's results.)

1 comment:

J. Bowman said...

1. 1953
2. Wings
3. John Ford, with 4.
4. Twice: 1964 (Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Peter Ustinov, Lila Kedrova) and 2007 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Javier Bardem, Tilda Swinton)
5. Walt Disney, with 26.
6. Jack Nicholson (twice for Best Actor, once for Best Supporting Actor) and Walter Brennan (all three for Best Supporting Actor)
7. It Happened One Night (1934 - Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Frank Capra); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975 - Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Milos Forman); The Silence of the Lambs (1991 - Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Jonathan Demme)
Final: Ingmar Bergman, with nine nominations for directing and writing.