Take a look at your Oscar genius with our trivia problem

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Within the strangest awards season ever, the Oscars are lastly lower than two weeks away. So right here’s some trivia that will help you impress your vaccinated-only visitors at your Oscar-watch celebration. Take note of the questions; clues could lie inside.

1. Who has probably the most profession nominations amongst Black actresses? It might be silly to attempt to fence her in.

2. Which two of this 12 months’s finest image nominees happen on the identical time, even referencing one another’s occasions?

3. Who holds the report for many Oscar nominations acquired by a lady in a single 12 months? She could discover a dwelling on the academy after this.

4. Two girls are nominated as administrators (Emerald Fennell for “Promising Younger Girl” and Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland”), probably the most in a single 12 months. In 92 earlier years, solely 5 different girls have been nominated. Are you able to identify a couple of? Trace: One received so didn’t want a particular place to place the ache of dropping.

5. What’s the one “X”-rated movie to win finest image? Don’t everybody shout it out without delay; I don’t need all people talkin’ at me.

6. The pandemic rendered box-office numbers all however irrelevant in 2020, however solely twice within the final 50 years has the worldwide prime grosser received finest image. Identify both winner. Bonus: Two animated movies in that point have been their 12 months’s prime grossers and received the animated function Oscar. In the event you are you able to identify one, don’t maintain it again anymore.

7. Billie Eilish’s James Bond film theme “No Time to Die” grew to become the primary Grammy-winning tune for visible media from an unreleased movie. Two Bond themes have received the Oscar. Do you’ve got even a specter of an opportunity to call them? The primary was not sung by Hen Little.

8. There are two cases by which two actors have received Oscars for enjoying the identical position (in numerous films). What two character roles earned Oscars for 4 separate actors? Nobody will snort for those who don’t get it.

9. Based on Martin Scorsese and a few others, superhero films are “not cinema.” That should come as an terrible shock to the three Oscar nominees who’ve directed Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. One’s MCU debut is due this November. Who’re they?

And eventually, for those who get this with out Googling the reply, issues are actually going your means:

10. LaKeith Stanfield’s nomination this 12 months for supporting actor in “Judas and the Black Messiah” raised previous questions on how voters determine what performances are lead or supporting. Many years in the past, an actor was nominated in each supporting and lead classes in the identical 12 months — for a similar efficiency. Who? What the? How?


1. Viola Davis acquired her fourth this 12 months, for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.” She has received, for “Fences.”

2. “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

3. Chloé Zhao, with 4 for “Nomadland” — for tailored screenplay, finest image (she’s a producer), director and modifying.

4. Kathryn Bigelow (“The Harm Locker” — the one winner to this point), Jane Campion (“The Piano”), Sofia Coppola (“Misplaced in Translation”), Greta Gerwig (“Girl Chook”) and Lina Wertmüller (“Seven Beauties”).

5. “Midnight Cowboy” (1969); it has since been re-rated R.

6. “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.” Bonus: “Toy Story 3″ and “Frozen.”

7. “Skyfall” (Adele) and “Writing’s on the Wall” (Sam Smith, from “Spectre”).

8. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” and Robert De Niro in “The Godfather Half II”) and the Joker (Heath Ledger in “The Darkish Knight” and Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”).

9. Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) has 4 noms. Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) is a writing winner. Chloé Zhao (the upcoming “Eternals”) has 4 nominations for “Nomadland.”

10. Barry Fitzgerald, for “Going My Manner” (1944). The academy later modified its guidelines so a efficiency might be nominated solely in one of many appearing classes.

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