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  • 1. 
    F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, and the novel's adaptation is up for Best Costume Design, but why did friend and writer Ernest Hemingway not approve of Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre?
    • A. 

      Hemingway thought her fondness for alcohol distracted Fitzgerald from his writing.

    • B. 

      Hemingway was secretly in love with her.

    • C. 

      Zelda accidentally burned the manuscript of Hemingway's first novel.

  • 2. 
    Christian Bale is again up for an Oscar, but what did he weigh at the end of filming at The Machinist?
    • A. 

      8st 7lb

    • B. 

      10st 1lb

    • C. 

      6st

  • 3. 
    Scarlett Johansson stars in Her, which is up for Best Picture. Which band is her high-school sweetheart now in?
    • A. 

      The Killers

    • B. 

      Fun

    • C. 

      Wilco

  • 4. 
    Dallas Buyers Club is up for Best Picture, but which other Oscar-nominated film does Matthew McConaughey make a cameo in?
    • A. 

      Nebraska

    • B. 

      12 Years a Slave

    • C. 

      The Wolf of Wall Street

  • 5. 
    Barkhad Abdi may well win Best Supporting Actor in his very first film, but what's even more incredible about the man who played a Somalian pirate in Captain Philips?
    • A. 

      He couldn't even swim when they started filming.

    • B. 

      He didn't know what a pirate was when they started filming.

    • C. 

      He only got paid £3,000 to be in the film.

  • 6. 
    12 Years a Slave sees director Steve McQueen reunite with Michael Fassbender, but what was the name of their previous film?
    • A. 

      Shame

    • B. 

      Blame

    • C. 

      Shame On You

  • 7. 
    What was so special about Martin Scorsese's Best Director Oscar win for The Departed in 2006?
    • A. 

      He was the first director to win in it three times.

    • B. 

      It was his first Oscar win after seven previous nominations.

    • C. 

      He won it on his birthday.

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the footwear designer who Jordan Belfort swindles money out of in The Wolf of Wall Street?
    • A. 

      Alexander McQueen

    • B. 

      Doc Marten

    • C. 

      Steve Madden

  • 9. 
    How much was Jonah Hill paid for his Wolf of Wall Street performance?
    • A. 

      $3,600

    • B. 

      $36,000

    • C. 

      $3.6 million

  • 10. 
    Gravity is up for several awards, but which one of these is a genuine complaint of the film's scientific inconsistencies?
    • A. 

      In zero gravity Sandra Bullock's hair does not float freely.

    • B. 

      George Clooney does not die within 45 seconds of his oxygen's depletion.

    • C. 

      Sandra Bullock can immediately walk on land after losing 25% of her bone and muscle density in space.

  • 11. 
    How much did Despicable Me 2 make at the box office?
    • A. 

      $160 million

    • B. 

      $970 million

    • C. 

      $1.8 billion

  • 12. 
    Spike Jonze directed Her, but which of his music videos sees him wildly dancing in front of a Los Angeles cinema?
    • A. 

      Moby's 'Porcelain'

    • B. 

      Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You'

    • C. 

      Len's 'Steal My Sunshine'

  • 13. 
    Which Shakespeare adaptation did the Oscar-nominated Leonardo DiCaprio previously star in?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Romeo + Juliet

  • 14. 
    Which famous director chose 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor to play a small part in a film only three months after he started drama school?
    • A. 

      Steven Spielberg

    • B. 

      George Lucas

    • C. 

      Martin Scorsese

  • 15. 
    Which 1993 film did Matthew McConaughey make his debut in?
    • A. 

      Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Dazed and Confused

    • C. 

      What's Eating Gilbert Grape

  • 16. 
    Which film earned Gravity's Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón his first Oscar nomination?
    • A. 

      Pan's Labyrinth

    • B. 

      Y Tu Mama Tambien

    • C. 

      Amores Perros

  • 17. 
    Bruce Dern is up for Best Actor for his role in Nebraska. But which Alfred Hitchock film did he star in?
    • A. 

      Psycho

    • B. 

      Vertigo

    • C. 

      Marnie

  • 18. 
    How long was Amy Adams unemployed for after Catch Me If You Can, despite Steven Spilberg saying she played "the part that should have launched her career"?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

  • 19. 
    What was the name of the character Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett plays in the Lord of the Rings?
    • A. 

      Tauriel

    • B. 

      Lady Galadriel

    • C. 

      Arwen Undómiel

  • 20. 
    Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock co-starred with Keanu Reeves in Speed, but who was originally offered Reeves' part in The Matrix?
    • A. 

      Will Smith

    • B. 

      George Clooney

    • C. 

      Tom Cruise

  • 21. 
    Jared Leto and Christian Bale are both nominated for Oscars, but which film had they previously been in together?
    • A. 

      Requiem for a Dream

    • B. 

      The Fighter

    • C. 

      American Pyscho

  • 22. 
    Her is soundtracked by Win Butler. What was the name of the debut album by the band Butler fronts?
    • A. 

      Funeral

    • B. 

      Wake

    • C. 

      Burial

  • 23. 
    One of the characters of The Croods is voiced by Catherin Keener, who is also in 2007's Into the Wild. Which famous frontman soundtracked the latter film?
    • A. 

      Steven Tyler

    • B. 

      Eddie Vedder

    • C. 

      Anthony Kiedes

  • 24. 
    In 1990 Martin Scorcese directed Goodfellas. Which famous robbery was the movie's central plot depicted on?
    • A. 

      Brinks Mat Robbery

    • B. 

      Lufthansa Heist

    • C. 

      Great Train Robbery

  • 25. 
    Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins starred in which Federico García Lorca play?
    • A. 

      The House of Bernarda Alba

    • B. 

      Yerma

    • C. 

      Blood Wedding