Film to the nines
Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.
For the second year in a row, nine films will vie for Best Picture in the Academy Awards. And as part of Sunday's broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards, the nominated films represent a broad spectrum of filmmakers, subject matter and cultures.
But just how much do you know about the nine films or the circumstances around them?
Here's our annual Oscar quiz — with nine trivia questions, one for each film — to find out if your Oscar knowledge is as golden as that little statue that everyone would love to escort home.
1. “Argo” director and star Ben Affleck was overlooked in both categories while the film itself received seven nominations. But for which earlier film did Affleck receive an Oscar nomination?
A. “Chasing Amy,” Best Actor
B. “Good Will Hunting,” Best Screenplay
C. “Sum of all Fears,” Best Actor
D. “Gone Baby Gone,” Best Director
2. In “Life of Pi,” in which body of water does Pi find himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger?
A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Pacific Ocean
D. Bay of Bengal
3.“Django Unchained” stars Jamie Foxx as the title character. But which actor passed on the role?
A. Will Smith
B. Don Cheadle
C. Wesley Snipes
D. Lawrence Fishburne
4.Which “Lincoln” co-star of Daniel Day Lewis previously won an Emmy for portraying Abraham Lincoln in a television production?
A. James Spader
B. Hal Holbrook
C. Tommy Lee Jones
D. David Strathairn
5. What is the name of the bayou community in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” where 6-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink?
A. The Sink
B. The Bottom
C. The Bathtub
D. Catfish Country
6.“Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director for directing which film?
A. “The Debt”
C. “Body of Lies”
D. “The Hurt Locker”
7. “Les Miserables” star Hugh Jackman hosted the Academy Awards on the same year that his fellow “Les Miserables” nominee, Anne Hathaway, was nominated for Best Actress. What year was it?
8. Along with Best Picture, “Silver Linings Playbook” is the first movie to receive acting nominations in all four categories since which film?
A. “Million Dollar Baby”
C. “Shakespeare in Love”
9. “Amour” is a French-language film with French actors that was filmed in France. But which country does it represent as its official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category?
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