How Well Do You Know The 85th Academy Award Nominees?

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How Well Do You Know The 85th Academy Award Nominees? - Quiz

This Sunday the red carpet will be the gridiron for the biggest kudos throwdown of the year: the Academy Awards. How well do you know this year's contenders?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False: This year's Best Actress category includes both the oldest ever nominee and the youngest ever nominee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    How many Best Picture nominees are there this year?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

  • 3. 
    Which film received the most nominations this year?
    • A. 

      Silver Linings Playbook

    • B. 

      Lincoln

    • C. 

      Argo

    • D. 

      Life of Pi

  • 4. 
    Which highly-buzzed documentary feature did NOT get a nomination for Best Documentary?
    • A. 

      The Central Park Five

    • B. 

      How to Survive a Plague

    • C. 

      The Gatekeepers

    • D. 

      The Invisible War

  • 5. 
    This year, the Academy Award for Best Makeup will be called:
    • A. 

      The Academy Award for Makeup

    • B. 

      The Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    • C. 

      The Academy Award for Best Makeup and Special Makeup Effects

    • D. 

      The Academy Award for Best Face Beating

  • 6. 
    True or False: Oscar telecast host Seth MacFarlane is also a nominee this year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Moonrise Kingdom is nominated for Best Writing - Original Screenplay. It was written by Wes Anderson and _____ Coppola.
  • 8. 
    Which film snagged nominations in both the Best Actor and Best Writing - Original Screenplay categories?
    • A. 

      Silver Linings Playbook

    • B. 

      Lincoln

    • C. 

      Flight

    • D. 

      Django Unchained

  • 9. 
    Beasts of the Southern Wild is nominated for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay. From what was it adapted?
    • A. 

      A novel

    • B. 

      A play

    • C. 

      A children's book

    • D. 

      A song

  • 10. 
    Which of the nominees for Best Animated Feature boasts a somewhat surprising openly gay central character?
    • A. 

      Frankenweenie

    • B. 

      ParaNorman

    • C. 

      Wreck-It Ralph

    • D. 

      Brave

  • 11. 
    Anna Karenina did NOT receive a nomination in which of these categories?
    • A. 

      Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay

    • B. 

      Best Original Score

    • C. 

      Best Production Design

    • D. 

      Best Cinematography

  • 12. 
    True or False: Similarly-themed political thrillers Argo and Zero Dark Thirty both received 7 nominations each.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of the nominees for Best Supporting Actress has already won an Oscar in that category?
    • A. 

      Anne Hathaway

    • B. 

      Sally Field

    • C. 

      Amy Adams

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 14. 
    Including this year, how many times has Amy Adams been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 15. 
    The Oscar-nominated Original Song from Life of Pi is titled "Pi's ______".
  • 16. 
    Which of these countries does NOT have a nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Chile

    • C. 

      Norway

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 17. 
    Which of the Best Actress nominees has never been directed in a film by one of the Best Director nominees?
    • A. 

      Emmanuelle Riva

    • B. 

      Jessica Chastain

    • C. 

      Naomi Watts

    • D. 

      Jennifer Lawrence

  • 18. 
    Which actor will take home his third Best Actor in a Leading Role trophy if he wins on Sunday?
    • A. 

      Denzel Washington

    • B. 

      Robert De Niro

    • C. 

      Daniel Day-Lewis

    • D. 

      Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • 19. 
    True or False: Michael Haneke is the only Best Director nominee to also have a nomination for Best Writing - Original Screenplay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which Best Director nominee is the only to have received a Best Director Oscar nomination for his first feature film?
    • A. 

      Steven Speilberg

    • B. 

      Benh Zeitlin

    • C. 

      Michael Haneke

    • D. 

      David O. Russell

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