Film Quiz Friday: The Oscar-Worthy Edition

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It’s that time of year again – this week’s film quiz has 30 questions on the Academy Awards, from previous Oscars winners to 2024’s nominees…

This weekend, the 96th Academy Awards will provide a nice capper to the whole Barbenheimer phenomenon, but there’s plenty of other good movies in the running. This year’s nominees range from Anatomy Of A Fall to The Zone Of Interest, and we believe there’s some American films in there as well. Ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, we’ve had our best analysts in (we asked a dog) and now it’s time for our annual Oscars quiz.

If you’re new to the quiz, the General Knowledge round spans outside of Oscar knowledge (or Jason Statham knowledge, last time we did it), but whether you know Casablanca as a Best Picture winner or a big port city in Morocco or both, you’ll do fine. When you’ve complete all 30 Oscars trivia questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 34 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Embarrassingly, there’s still no points for Best Stunt, so be safe out there…

ROUND ONE – This Year’s Nominees Are…
Barbie vs Oppenheimer at the UK box office

How much do you know about the films and actors in the running for an Oscar this Sunday? All movies covered have had a cinema or streaming release in the UK at the time of writing.

1. Who plays Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer?

2. Bella Baxter is the main character in which Best Picture nominee?

3.In The Holdovers, what is Paul Giamatti’s character’s job?

4. Born this week in 1979, Oscar Isaac voices Miguel O’Hara in which Oscar-nominated animated film?

5. The Zone Of Interest is the Best International Feature Film entry for which country?

6. Which singer-songwriter is nominated for her second Best Original Song Oscar for her Barbie track “What Was I Made For”?

7. Which Best Picture nominee made the news in October 2023 when Apple and Paramount banned cinemas from inserting an intermission into screenings?

8. Which Best Animated Feature contender stars two Batmen and a Joker in its English-language dub?

9. Who plays Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, and also directed the film?

10. What title connects a 1985 film with 11 nominations and no wins, and a 2023 film with one nomination pending?

ROUND TWO – Best Pictures: General Knowledge Edition

All the answers in this round are Best Picture Oscar winners, but if you search them on Wikipedia, they’re also answers to these general knowledge questions. We’ve included the year the film came out – add one if you’re going by when it won the Oscar.

11. What is the name of the luxury space cruise liner in the 2007 Doctor Who episode Voyage Of The Damned? (1997)

12. In which US city did 1929’s St Valentine’s Day massacre take place? (2002)

13. Phileas Fogg is the main character in which novel by Jules Verne? (1956)

14. What is the collective noun for a herd of rhinoceroses? (2005)

15. Which cocktail is made by mixing Scotch whisky and amaretto and serving with ice? (1972)

16. Thomas Woodward is the real name of which Welsh singer? (1963)

17. In Greek mythology, on what ship did Jason sail to retrieve the Golden Fleece? (2012)

18. Which Shakespearean character is the prince of Denmark? (1948)

19. In music, which 2008 single marked Jennifer Hudson’s peak UK chart performance? (2015)

20. Which UK clothing brand was founded by Stephen Marks in the 1970s? (1971)

ROUND THREE – Oscars Pot Luck

Let’s finish with a pot-luck selection of questions about Oscar winners and nominees past, including Best Pictures, Directors, Actors, and Actresses.

21. Which TV quiz show format features prominently in Slumdog Millionaire?

22. Which animation studio has won the most Oscars for Best Animated Feature: Pixar or DreamWorks?

23. Who won Best Actress Oscars for The Accused and The Silence Of The Lambs?

24. Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ke Huy Quan all won Oscars for which 2022 film?

25. Which British actor is the only person to win an Oscar (for 1958’s Separate Tables) while also hosting the Oscars ceremony?

26. Born this week in 1964, Juliette Binoche won Best Supporting Actress for acting in which 1996 Best Picture winner?

27. What is the name of the King in The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King?

28. Who won Best Director Oscars for 2005’s Brokeback Mountain and 2012’s Life Of Pi?

29. Rhett Butler is a major character in which 1930s Best Picture winner?

30. And finally, for a point each, what five words can go after American to make the titles of five different Best Picture nominees? (5 points)

The 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday 10th March from 11:00 p.m.

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, check out Issue 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. You can also listen to our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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