Countdown to the Academy Awards Begins! Party Idea – Oscar Trivia

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The countdown begins!  

The 84th Academy Awards is scheduled for this Sunday, February 26th at 7:00 PM EST.  

I’ll be watching will you?

I’m starting to plan our party and one of the fun things we like to do is play trivia.  Here are this years trivia questions:

1.  Academy President Douglas Fairbanks handed out the first Oscar statuettes in 1929.  How many people attended that first Academy Awards?

a.  55

b.  270

c.  550

d.  1,012

2.  The first Academy Awards was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  How much did a ticket cost?

a. $0

b. $5

c. $25

d. $100

3.   What year was the first televised Academy Awards?

a.  1953

b. 1966

c.  1969

d.  1970

4.  How many different accounting firms have tabulated the results over the years?

a.  1

b.  3

c.  4

d.  who cares?

5.  What film won the first year the category “Animated Feature Film Award” began?

a.  Snow White

b.  Shrek

c.  Beauty and the Beast

d.  Toy Story

6.  How many times in its more than 80-year history has the Academy Awards failed to take place as scheduled?

a.  1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 5

7.  What film won Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards last year (2011)?

a.  The Fighter

b.  The Social Network

c.  Black Swan

d.  The King’s Speech

8.  In 1974, when a naked “streaker” ran across the Oscar stage, who said, “Ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen. But isn’t it fascinating to think that the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”

a.  Dustin Hoffman

b.  David Niven

c.  Madeline Kahn

d.  Jeff Bridges

9.  We all know Sally Fields said the famous, embarrassing words, “You like me, you really like me”, when she accepted her award.  But do you know, what film performance did she win for when she made that acceptance speech?

a.  Stay Hungry

b.  Places in the Heart

c.  Norma Rae

d.  Absence of Malice

10.  What film received the most nominations for this year’s Academy Awards?

a.  The Artist

b.  Hugo

c.  War Horse

d.  The Help

The answers will be in a post tomorrow!


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