Countdown to the Oscars Tuesday! Answers to Oscar Trivia and an Oscar Bingo Game!

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Were you able to get all the answers to the trivia questions yesterday?  How did you do?

Answers to Oscar Trivia:

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 - Two hundred seventy people attended the May 16, 1929 dinner in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room.

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 – guest tickets cost $5. It was a long affair filled with speeches, but Academy President Douglas Fairbanks made quick work of handing out the statuettes.

c. $25

d. $100

3.   What year was the first televised Academy Awards?

a.  1953 –  In 1953, the first televised Oscar ceremony enabled millions throughout the United States and Canada to watch the proceedings. Broadcasting in color began in 1966, affording home viewers a chance to fully experience the dazzling allure of the event. Since 1969, the Oscar show has been broadcast internationally, now reaching movie fans in over 200 countries.

b. 1966

c.  1969

d.  1970

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

a.  1  In 1934, the Academy retained the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse to tabulate the ballots and ensure the secrecy of the results. The firm, now called PricewaterhouseCoopers, continues to tabulate the voting to this day.

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 At the 74th Awards – The Animated Feature Film Award is added, with “Shrek” winning for 2001.

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 –  Only three times in its more than 80-year history has the Academy Awards failed to take place as scheduled. The first was in 1938, when massive flooding in Los Angeles delayed the ceremony by a week. In 1968 the Awards ceremony was postponed from April 8 to April 10 out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had been assassinated a few days earlier, and whose funeral was held on April 9. In 1981 the Awards were once again postponed, this time for 24 hours because of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

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. Here’s a link to my review, ( I loved it!)

8.  In 1974, when a naked “streaker” ran across the Oscar stage, who said, “Well, ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen. Bu isn’t it fascinating to think that probably 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  Probably named as the favorite funny moment in Oscar history.  David Niven kept his cool and made an all-time funny joke!  Here’s a clip of Academy members talking about the streaker,  if you want to watch it! 


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 (1984)

c.  Norma Rae

d.  Absence of Malice

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

a.  The Artist (10)

b.  Hugo received the most Oscar nominations this year – 11! 

Two films in history have received the most nominations at 14, All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997).  Three films have won 11 Academy Awards. They are Ben-Hur (1959) Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

c.  War Horse (6)

d.  The Help (4)

Now It’s Time For BINGO!

Here’s a fun Oscar bingo card to play during the show:


  1. 1

    I LO0000VE “The Kings Speech”

    One of my fave. movies of all time!!!

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