The Envelope, Please -- An Oscar Trivia Quiz

When it comes to the Oscars, do you know more about the couture than the cinema?

Quiz

When it comes to the Oscars, do you know more about the couture than the cinema?

1. The golden guy known as Oscar is meant to represent:

  • A character from Fritz Lang's famous 1927 movie, Metropolis.
  • A knight holding a crusader's sword.
  • Louis B. Mayer, who started the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • The nobility of film, as embodied by an art-deco image.

2. The Wizard of Oz was nominated for Best Picture the year it came out, but lost to:

  • Of Mice and Men.
  • Gone with the Wind.
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
  • Ninotchka.

3. Which actor, nominated in 1961 for The Hustler, asked that his name be withdrawn because the ceremony was "bull"?

  • Paul Newman.
  • Jackie Gleason.
  • George C. Scott.
  • Forrest Whittaker.

4. In 1974, Art Carney won the award for Best Actor, beating out:

  • Al Pacino in Godfather II.
  • Dustin Hoffman in Lenny.
  • Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.
  • All of the above.

5. Which celebrated director never won the Best Director Oscar?

  • Steven Spielberg.
  • John Huston.
  • Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Francis Ford Coppola.

Your Results:

1. The golden guy known as Oscar is meant to represent:
A knight holding a crusader's sword.

2. The Wizard of Oz was nominated for Best Picture the year it came out, but lost to:
Gone with the Wind.

3. Which actor, nominated in 1961 for The Hustler, asked that his name be withdrawn because the ceremony was "bull"?
George C. Scott.

4. In 1974, Art Carney won the award for Best Actor, beating out:
All of the above.

5. Which celebrated director never won the Best Director Oscar?
Alfred Hitchcock.

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