Test Your Oscar Knowledge

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Test Your Oscar Knowledge

Today marks the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Before the big show, test your knowledge of Oscar present and past.


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  • 1. 
    Which actor has the most Oscar nominations for his performances?
    • A. 

      Jack Nicholson

    • B. 

      Morgan Freeman

    • C. 

      Clint Eastwood

  • 2. 
    Who is the youngest 'Best Actress' nominee?
    • A. 

      Marlee Matlin, 21, "Children of a Lesser God," 1986

    • B. 

      Dakota Fanning, 7, "I Am Sam," 2001

    • C. 

      Keisha Castle-Hughes, 13, "Whale Rider," 2003

    • D. 

      Tatum O'Neal, 10, "Paper Moon," 1974

  • 3. 
    Who has hosted the Oscars more than anyone else?
    • A. 

      Steve Martin

    • B. 

      Billy Crystal

    • C. 

      Bob Hope

  • 4. 
    Who was the first African-American person to win an Oscar?
    • A. 

      Sidney Poitier, "The Defiant Ones," 1958

    • B. 

      Hattie McDaniel, "Gone with the Wind," 1939

    • C. 

      Dorothy Dandridge, "Carmen Jones," 1954

    • D. 

      Ethel Waters, "Pinky," 1948

  • 5. 
    Meryl Streep has been nominated in "Best Actress" for her role in "Julie and Julia." For what movie did she get her first Academy Award nomination?
    • A. 

      "Sophie's Choice," 1982

    • B. 

      "Kramer vs. Kramer," 1979

    • C. 

      "The Deer Hunter," 1978

    • D. 

      "Silkwood," 1983

  • 6. 
    Jeff Bridges is nominated this year for "Best Actor" for his role in "Crazy Heart." How many previous nominations has Bridges had?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      8

  • 7. 
    Nominated for "Best Picture" this year, "Up" is only the second animated film to score a nomination in this category. What was the first?
    • A. 

      "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 1937

    • B. 

      "Toy Story," 1995

    • C. 

      "Beauty and the Beast," 1991

    • D. 

      "Pinocchio," 1940