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Do You Know Oscar?

Globe film critic Ty Burr’s Hollywood trivia quiz.

Scoring (out of possible 23): 0-5 You really need to get out more | 6-15 Junior movie maven | 16-20 You're ready for your close-up | 21+ King of the world
  • Meryl Streep has the most nominations — 17 — of any actress in Oscar history. Who’s the actor with the most nominations?

  • What is the only horror film to win best picture?

  • What do this year’s five supporting actor nominees — Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Christoph Waltz — have in common?

  • BONUS: True or false, Hoffman is the only one of the five not to have won a best supporting actor award.

  • Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win best supporting actress, for "Gone With the Wind" (1939). Sidney Poitier was the first African-American to win best actor, for "Lilies of the Field" (1963). Halle Berry was the first African-American to win best actress, for "Monster’s Ball" (2001). Who was the first African-American actor to win best supporting actor?

  • Four of the five people below have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy — all for performances rather than honorary awards. Who’s the odd one out?

  • "The Artist" (2011) was the second silent film in Academy Awards history to win best picture. What was the first?

  • On Oscar night 2013, best picture nominee "Silver Linings Playbook" has the potential to join an exclusive club whose only other members are "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). What are the qualifications for inclusion?

  • Many legendary actors have never won an acting Oscar. Name the one in the following list who did.

  • BONUS: Name the two who were never even nominated.

  • Name the Clint Eastwood movie not nominated for best picture.

  • The following best picture nominees were shot in and around Boston. Which won?

  • Which star famously wore a gown made to look like a swan?

  • What do Oscar nominees Roderick Jaynes, Donald Kaufman, and P.H. Vazak have in common?

  • Which Hollywood family has won Oscars in three lineal generations? [

  • Name the Oscar winner: “I just said to Matt, ‘Losing would suck and winning would be really scary’ — and it’s really, really scary.”

  • When Adrien Brody won best actor for "The Pianist" (2002), he kissed his presenter. Who was she?

  • This 1970s actor appeared in only five movies, but each was nominated for best picture (and three of them won). He played major supporting roles in all five but was never nominated himself. Who was he?

  • BONUS: Name the girlfriend who cared for John Cazale during his terminal cancer.

  • "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) is famous for being the only X-rated film to have won best picture. In fact, it’s one of only two to have been nominated for the award. What’s the other?

  • None of these best picture nominees was nominated for best director. Did one “direct itself?” Billy Crystal wondered in song.

  • When Sally Field told the academy, “You like me, right now you like me!” she was accepting a best actress Oscar for what movie?

  • Which of the following is not an award once given by the academy?

Source: Ty Burr; Credit: Dan Schultz, Jesse Nunes, Alexa McMahon/Globe Staff

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