Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Envelope, Please Wesley Snipes: Best Actress? Mira Sorvino's Linda Was Quite Familiar with the Sex-Trade Industry in "Mighty Aphrodite." Verybody's an Expert When It Comes to the Oscars. Well, Maybe Not an Expert, but All of Us Tend to Store Up a Lot of Knowledge about Who Walked Away with the Golden Guy, What They Said at the Podium and What They Were Wearing When They Said It. How Much Do You Know about the Academy Awards? Here's Little Quiz to Help You Find out. We Suggest Doing It during That Segment Where the Boring Man in the Nice Suit Explains the Academy's Voting Rules to the Audience. Careful -- Some of the Questions Are Tricky. Mare Winningham Carries a Tune in "Georgia." Will She Carry the Oscar Monday? Above: "Babe," Short and Sweet. Left: Elisabeth Shue as a Hooker and Nicolas Cage as a Drunk -- Two Oscar-Worthy Roles in "Leaving Las Vegas." Answers 1. C. 2. C. 3. B. 4. A. 5. a 6. C. 7. A. 8. A. 9. D. 10. C. 11. D. (the Epsteins Wrote the Screenplay for "Casablanca") 12. B. 13. a 14. B. 15. B. 16. A. 17. C. 18. C. 19. a 20. D. 21. B. 22. A. 23. D. 24. C. (John Directed and Walter Won for Supporting Actor). 25. D. "Braveheart": Men in Skirts Don't Have to Be a Drag. Oliver Stone: Armloads of Oscars

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Envelope, Please Wesley Snipes: Best Actress? Mira Sorvino's Linda Was Quite Familiar with the Sex-Trade Industry in "Mighty Aphrodite." Verybody's an Expert When It Comes to the Oscars. Well, Maybe Not an Expert, but All of Us Tend to Store Up a Lot of Knowledge about Who Walked Away with the Golden Guy, What They Said at the Podium and What They Were Wearing When They Said It. How Much Do You Know about the Academy Awards? Here's Little Quiz to Help You Find out. We Suggest Doing It during That Segment Where the Boring Man in the Nice Suit Explains the Academy's Voting Rules to the Audience. Careful -- Some of the Questions Are Tricky. Mare Winningham Carries a Tune in "Georgia." Will She Carry the Oscar Monday? Above: "Babe," Short and Sweet. Left: Elisabeth Shue as a Hooker and Nicolas Cage as a Drunk -- Two Oscar-Worthy Roles in "Leaving Las Vegas." Answers 1. C. 2. C. 3. B. 4. A. 5. a 6. C. 7. A. 8. A. 9. D. 10. C. 11. D. (the Epsteins Wrote the Screenplay for "Casablanca") 12. B. 13. a 14. B. 15. B. 16. A. 17. C. 18. C. 19. a 20. D. 21. B. 22. A. 23. D. 24. C. (John Directed and Walter Won for Supporting Actor). 25. D. "Braveheart": Men in Skirts Don't Have to Be a Drag. Oliver Stone: Armloads of Oscars

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1. Elisabeth Shue and Mira Sorvino are nominated for playing prostitutes. Who won in a previous year for a similar role?

A. Richard Gere in "American Gigolo"

B. Jessica Tandy in "Driving Miss Daisy"

C. Elizabeth Taylor in "Butterfield 8"

D. Paul Newman in "The Hustler"

2. Mare Winningham is nominated as a pop music singer. What actress won for playing a famous recording artist?

A. Prince for "Under a Cherry Moon"

B. Bette Midler for "The Rose"

C. Sissy Spacek for "Coal Miner's Daughter"

D. Diana Ross for "Lady Sings The Blues"

3. Which two actresses tied for the Academy Award ?

A. Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis

B. Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn

C. Julie Christie and Julie Andrews

D. Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave

4. "Braveheart" leads the Oscar field with 10 nominations. Which of these other films featuring men in skirts didn't win an Oscar?

A. "A League of Their Own"

B. "Tootsie"

C. "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

D. "Ben Hur"

5. Last year, Tom Hanks became the second person to win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars. Who was the other?

A. Spencer Tracy for "Captains Courageous" and "Boys Town"

B. Burt Lancaster for "Ben Hur" and "To Kill a Mockingbird"

C. Robert De Niro for "Tender Mercies" and "Kramer vs. Kramer"

D. James Stewart for "Philadelphia Story" and "It's A Wonderful Life"

6. Oliver Stone won the Best Director for "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July." Which film won him an Oscar for screenplay?

A. "Wall Street"

B. "The Deer Hunter"

C. "Midnight Express"

D. "JFK"

7. Who among the following composers is the top Oscar holder for film music?

A. John Williams

B. Alan and Marilyn Bergman

C. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

D. Elton John

8. Which pair of sisters have won Oscars?

A. Olivia de Haviland and Joan Fontaine

B. Meg Tilly and Jennifer Tilly

C. Audrey Landers and Judy Landers

D. Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn

9. Which of these actors did not win an Oscar for "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951?

A. Kim Hunter

B. Vivien Leigh

C. Karl Malden

D. Marlon Brando

10. What is the only sequel to win an Oscar as Best Picture?

A. "La Cage aux Folles 2"

B. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

C. "Godfather II"

D. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

11. Which of these sets of twins shares an Oscar?

A. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito

B. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

C. Walter Brennan and Eileen Brennan

D. Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

12. Which actress has been nominated for more Academy Awards than any other?

A. Cher

B. Katharine Hepburn

C. Meryl Streep

D. Bette Davis

13. …

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