And the Oscar goes to…

February 25, 2013 in Interactive

borgnine_with_oscarIn the first of two posts today, I will do my best to honour last night’s Academy Award ceremony.  Not that I’ve seen them yet.  Ever since the BBC lost the rights to Sky Movies on this side of the Atlantic, I’ve had to make do with the edited highlights programme on RTÉ the following night.  Without even looking at the TV schedules, I am fairly confident that this will be all I’ll see again this year.

Sorry, rant over.  Back to quizzing.  This post features a selection of the questions I asked at The King’s Head movie quiz earlier this month.

Furthermore, this post also marks a comeback for the site’s interactive quizzes – which I have to admit I pretty much forgot about for the last few months.  Anyway, you can once again have a go and see where it puts you on the rankings table.  Be sure and login first though, if you want your score to be recorded.

Right, without further ado, click on the ‘Read the rest…’ link to see the questions.

Oscar questions

Which Sligo man won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1992?
Which 1935 film, set in Ireland and based on a book by Irish author Liam O'Flaherty, was nominated for six Oscars, winning four, including Best Director for John Ford?
Spencer Tracy won the Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1938. The role he won for was that of an Irish priest, Fr Edward Flanagan (born in Ballymoe in 1886). In what film?
Which Dublin-born production designer was the winner of 11 Oscars for Art Direction and is also credited as the designer of the famous Oscar statue?
Which Belfast-born writer was nominated for two Oscars (In the Name of the Father, Hotel Rwanda) before winning an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2012 with The Shore?
The Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire told the tale of athletes Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams competing in the Olympic Games in what year?
Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for The Blind Side (2009). The film told the tale of Michael Oher, a promising American Footballer. Last month he played in the Superbowl. For which team?
Eric Bishop was nominated for two Academy Awards in the same year – 2004. He only won the Best Actor award though. What's his stage name?
Antonio Oaxaca won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice - for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. By what stage name is he better known?
British composer Rachel Portman became the first female to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Score, for which 1996 film?
Nominated on three occasions, William Holden won his sole Oscar in 1954 for which film, set in a Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war camp?

1 response to And the Oscar goes to…

  1. Thanks for site user Dan who notified me that the quiz plugin currently isn’t displaying a review of how the quiz went to folks after they’ve completed it. Apologies all. I’m going to look into it.

    Some good news though – the system is recording your scores on the ranking table, even so.

    Updates to follow…

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