Academy Awards Quiz 2020 – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Just for fun

Before you read this, make sure you have a try at the original questions here.

ROUND ONE – NAME THE BEST FILM WINNER FROM THE DESCRIPTION

1. The King’s Speech
2. Green Book
3. Argo
4. The Shape Of Water
5. 12 Years A Slave
6. Moonlight
7. Spotlight
8. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
9. The Artist
10. The Hurt Locker

ROUND TWO – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Shrek, Spirited Away, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit, Happy Feet, Rango, Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse

2. Donald Kaufman was a fictional brother in the film. He was the first fictional nominee that wasn’t a cover for a real person.

3. Jimmy Kimmel (2017 and 2018); Chris Rock (2016); Neil Patrick Harris (2015); Ellen DeGeneres (2014); Seth MacFarlane (2013)

4. Amour (2012).

5. Wings

6. One – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is the first to be nominated, although Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds both receive Best Director nominations.

7. Adele Dazeem.

last five different presenters of the Academy Awards ceremony. (five points available)

8. Marlon Brando for The Godfather

9. Emma Thompson (Howard’s End in 1993 and Sense & Sensibility in 1996).

10. 57m

ROUND THREE – HAIKU FILM REVIEW

1. Avengers: Endgame
2. Pain and Glory
3. Klaus
4. Rocketman
5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
6. Marriage Story
7. Little Women
8. Jojo Rabbit
9. Joker
10. The Irishman

Academy Awards Quiz 2020 – QUESTIONS ONLY (JUST FOR FUN!)

ROUND ONE – NAME THE BEST FILM WINNER FROM THE DESCRIPTION

1. George VI overcomes a stutter.

2. Tony Lip escorts Don Shirley on a tour of southern USA.

3. The CIA use a fake sci-fi flick to rescue Americans from Tehran.

4. Elisa falls in love with The Amphibian Man.

5. Solomon Northup is conned and sold into slavery.

6. Three key stages of Chiron’s life are explored: youth, adolescence and early adult life.

7. A team at The Boston Globe investigate widespread child abuse by Roman Catholic priests.

8. Riggan Thomson attempts to write, direct and star in a new Broadway play.

9. An older silent film star falls in love with a young actress as she rises to the top of the changing film industry.

10. An Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are targeted by insurgents.

ROUND TWO – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Name all six films that have won Best Animated Film at the Oscars that were not created by Pixar or Disney. (six points available)

2. What was unusual about the joint nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2002 film Adaptation?

3. Name the last five different presenters of the Academy Awards ceremony. (five points available)

4. Parasite follows in Roma’s footsteps as a foreign-language film nominated for Best Picture. Prior to Roma, what was the last film to achieve this?

5. Which film was the first to win Best Picture, at the first ceremony in 1928

6. How many of Quentin Tarantino’s films have been nominated for the Best Film Oscar?

7. What name did John Travolta use when he introduced Idina Menzel to sing at the 2014 Academy Awards?

8. Sasheen Littlefeather collected the Oscar for which Best Supporting Actor winner at the 1973 ceremony? Which film was the win for? (2 points available)

9. Who is the only person to win an Academy Award for acting and writing?

10. The 1998 ceremony had the highest ever viewing figures, as Titanic swept the board. How many live viewers were recorded in the USA that year? 27m, 57m 87m or 93m?

ROUND THREE – HAIKU FILM REVIEW

A firm favourite on this website is the haiku film review. The 100th will be posted tomorrow! To celebrate, this round includes ten recent haiku film reviews I’ve posted here. All you have to do is name the nominated film from this year’s ceremony based on the haiku.

Question One
Can the magic stones
Be used to reverse The Snap?
Thanos knows… wait! THOR!

Question Two
Salvador Mallo,
Through some flashbacks and meet ups,
Recalls life events

Question Three
Lazy, spoiled Jesper.
He’s been sent to Smeerensburg
To post some letters.

Question Four
Flamboyant grandeur
Makes musical biopic
Suitably “Elton”

Question Five
JJ’s tweaked vision
For episodes eight and nine
Crammed into one film

Question Six
Nicole and Charlie
Go through a horrid divorce.
It’s all pretty sad.

Question Seven
Greta’s fresh new take
On Alcott’s classic story
Proves its timelessness.

Question Eight
Jojo has a friend.
An imaginary friend.
Whose name is Adolf.

Question Nine
Stand-up party clown
Goes full-on Travis Bickle
Incites a riot

Question Ten
Robert, Al and Joe
Get weird CGI faces
For mobster epic

Film Quiz 2018 – Answers

ROUND ONE – BLOCKBUSTERS

1. What plot device was the excuse for Ant-Man not being involved in the story for Avengers: Infinity War?
– He was under house arrest.

2. Prior to the release of Mary Poppins Returns in December, which three musicals were the three highest-grossing of the year in the UK?
– Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born

3. In 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe became the first film franchise to release six $1 billion dollar films in the same series. Name all six.
– The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War

4. How many years were there between the release of the Incredibles and the release of its sequel?
– 14 (2004 to 2018)

5. Which May sci-fi blockbuster was described by A. O. Scott as “a curiously low-stakes blockbuster, in effect a filmed Wikipedia page”?
– Solo: A Star Wars Story

6. In which fictional US town is the original Halloween set, along with the 2018 sequel?
– Haddonfield

7. Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released in IMAX 3D alongside which Jack Black film released in September?
– The House With A Clocks In Its Walls

8. How did Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively’s characters meet in A Simple Favor?
– Their children were schoolfriends (and Anna’s character Stephanie babysat for Blake’s character Emily)

9. Who voiced Peter Rabbit in the big-screen adaptation, released in February?
– James Corden

10. Which Spielberg film featured references to Jurassic Park, Big Trouble In Little China, Back to the Future, Robocop and umpteen million other pop culture touchpoint?
– Ready Player One

ROUND TWO – AWARDS, FESTIVALS AND CRITICS’ CHOICE

1. In which US state was the Sundance Film Festival held in January 2018?
– Utah

2. Which film won this year’s Oscar for Best Film?
– The Shape of Water

3. And who won Best Director?
– Guillermo Del Toro (for The Shape of Water)

4. Name the event, sponsored by The National Lottery, that took place in independent cinemas across the UK on 30th September 2018.
– Free Cinema Day (or any variation on that name).

5. Which musical act connects the films Phantom Thread and Suspiria?
– Radiohead (Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke did the scores for the respective films).

6. In which country was Pixar’s Coco set?
– Mexico

7. Which directors were responsible for the film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was released on Netflix in November 2018?
– The Coen Brothers

8. Which comedian has pulled out of presenting the Oscars in 2019 after some controversies over Tweets posted several years ago?
– Kevin Hart

9. Which actor links Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird?
– Timotheé Chalamet

10. What was the name of the black police officer who joined the Ku Klux Klan in the film BlacKkKlansmann?
– Ron Stallworth

ROUND THREE – MUSIC ROUND

1. I learned to be ashamed of all my scars. “Run away,” they say, “No-one will love you as you are.”
– The Greatest Showman (This Is Me)

2. Now is the time, here is the place, this Slaughterrace!
– Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet (This Place Called Slaughterrace)

3. Cos you’re bringing me back to life, I was looking for something that I couldn’t find.
– Bumblebee (Back To Life)

4. I sing this secret song to you each night we are apart.
– Coco (Remember Me)

5. Surly Joe, Surly Joe, where the heck his face has got to we don’t know.
– The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Surly Joe)

6. Love of my life you’ve hurt me. You’ve broken my heart and now you leave me.
– Bohemian Rhapsody (Love Of My Life)

7. I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in, I’ll never meet the ground.
– A Star Is Born (Shallow)

8. You can stamp and scream out loud or you can trip a little light fantastic with me.
– Mary Poppins Returns (Trip A Little Light Fantastic)

9. This is a waltz, thinking about our bodies, what they mean for our salvation.
– Suspiria (Suspirium)

10. Your heart is what it is. You stood in the hallway staring back.
– Hearts Beat Loud (Hearts Beat Loud Pt. 1)

ROUND FOUR – NETFLIX OR NOTFLIX

1. A Christmas Moose Miracle – NETFLIX
2. We Wish You A Metal Christmas – NETFLIX
3. Driving Gnome For Christmas – NOTFLIX
4. A Christmas Prince  – NETFLIX
5. The Christmas Chronicles – NETFLIX
6. The Mayor of Christmas – NOTFLIX
7. Christmas Inheritance – NETFLIX
8. The Christmas Woodpecker – NOTFLIX
9. The Holiday Calendar – NETFLIX
10. Christmas Wedding Planner – NETFLIX

2018 Film Quiz – free and just for fun

Here’s a quick film quiz to play with your office, friends or family over the festive period. No prizes – it’s free just for fun!

Answers will be revealed in a separate post.

ROUND ONE – BLOCKBUSTERS

1. What plot device was the excuse for Ant-Man not being involved in the story for Avengers: Infinity War?

2. Prior to the release of Mary Poppins Returns in December, which three musicals were the three highest-grossing of the year in the UK?

3. In 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe became the first film franchise to release six $1 billion dollar films in the same series. Name all six.

4. How many years were there between the release of the Incredibles and the release of its sequel?

5. Which May sci-fi blockbuster was described by A. O. Scott as “a curiously low-stakes blockbuster, in effect a filmed Wikipedia page”?

6. In which fictional US town is the original Halloween set, along with the 2018 sequel?

7. Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released in IMAX 3D alongside which Jack Black film released in September?

8. How did Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively’s characters meet in A Simple Favor?

9. Who voiced Peter Rabbit in the big-screen adaptation, released in February?

10. Which Spielberg film featured references to Jurassic Park, Big Trouble In Little China, Back to the Future, Robocop and umpteen million other pop culture touchpoint?

ROUND TWO – AWARDS, FESTIVALS AND CRITICS’ CHOICE

1. In which US state was the Sundance Film Festival held in January 2018?

2. Which film won this year’s Oscar for Best Film?

3. And who won Best Director?

4. Name the event, sponsored by The National Lottery, that took place in independent cinemas across the UK on 30th September 2018.

5. Which musical act connects the films Phantom Thread and Suspiria?

6. In which country was Pixar’s Coco set?

7. Which directors were responsible for the film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was released on Netflix in November 2018?

8. Which comedian has pulled out of presenting the Oscars in 2019 after some controversies over Tweets posted several years ago?

9. Which actor links Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird?

10. What was the name of the black police officer who joined the Ku Klux Klan in the film BlacKkKlansmann?

ROUND THREE – MUSIC ROUND

Name the film based on the song lyrics. The films may have been released in late 2017 in some regions.

1. I learned to be ashamed of all my scars. “Run away,” they say, “No-one will love you as you are.”

2. Now is the time, here is the place, this Slaughterrace!

3. Cos you’re bringing me back to life, I was looking for something that I couldn’t find.

4. I sing this secret song to you each night we are apart.

5. Surly Joe, Surly Joe, where the heck his face has got to we don’t know.

6. Love of my life you’ve hurt me. You’ve broken my heart and now you leave me.

7. I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in, I’ll never meet the ground.

8. You can stamp and scream out loud or you can trip a little light fantastic with me

9. This is a waltz, thinking about our bodies, what they mean for our salvation.

10. Your heart is what it is. You stood in the hallway staring back.

ROUND FOUR – NETFLIX OR NOTFLIX

Can you identify which of the following Christmas films are real Netflix releases and which ones are made up?

1. A Christmas Moose Miracle
2. We Wish You A Metal Christmas
3. Driving Gnome For Christmas
4. A Christmas Prince
5. The Christmas Chronicles
6. The Mayor of Christmas
7. Christmas Inheritance
8. The Christmas Woodpecker
9. The Holiday Calendar
10. Christmas Wedding Planner

2017 film quiz – answers

Original questions can be found here!

Round One – 2017 in Film

  1. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty
  2. AMC
  3. The Square (directed by Ruben Östlund)
  4. South Korea
  5. “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob and Earl
  6. One week, one day, one hour.
  7. Weyland Corporation
  8. Taika Waititi
  9. The Room
  10. Adrian Edmundson

Round Two – Academy Awards

Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight.

Round Three – Name that still!

1. Beauty and the Beast

2. The Boss Baby

3. Girls Trip

4. Alien Covenant

5. Baby Driver

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming

7. Atomic Blonde

8. A Ghost Story

9. Lady Macbeth

10. The Red Turtle

2017 Film Quiz – free and just for fun

I’ve created another film quiz for you to consume this holiday period. No prizes on offer, just some wholesome fun for you to devour with your friends and families this Christmas and New Year.

Enjoy!

Answers in a separate post (no peeking!)

Round One – 2017 in Film

  1. Which two actors presented the infamous Best Film Academy Award at this year’s ceremony, fumbling the result and announcing the wrong winner?
  2. Which American cinema chain came under fire in April when they announced they would allow customers to use their phones during films?
  3. Which film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year?
  4. Park Chan-Wook directed the brilliant film The Handmaiden this year, but what is the director’s nationality?
  5. Which song was played in the famous “shopping for coffee” sequence at the start of the film Baby Driver? Half a point each for the artist and the song.
  6. Which three countdown times were given at the start of Dunkirk to signify the start point for each of the three intertwining stories?
  7. In the film Blade Runner 2049, what was the name of the company responsible for creating replicants?
  8. Name the New Zealand director behind the Marvel superhero film Thor: Ragnarok.
  9. The film The Disaster Artist depicts the creation of an infamous film by Tommy Wiseau. Name that film!
  10. Which British comedian starred as Captain Edrison Peavey of the First Order in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Round Two – Academy Awards

Simply name the nine films that were nominated for Best Film at the 89th Academy Awards, presented in 2017. Have a bonus point for getting them all right!

Round Three – Name that still!

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Halloween Quiz – Answers!

In case you missed it, I posted a quick just-for-fun Halloween quiz earlier today. 

The answers are below. Look away if you don’t want to have it spoiled for you!

Picture Round

1. The Shining

2. Don’t Breathe

3. A Clockwork Orange

4. It

5. Final Destination 

6. Halloween

7. The Human Centipede 

8. The Birds

9. 10 Cloverfield Lane

10. The Babadook

11. A Nightmare on Elm Street

12. What We Do In The Shadows

13. Carrie

14. The Woman In Black

15. Dracula 

16. It Follows

17. Scream

18. Aliens

Hitchcock’s Missing Letters

1. North By Northwest

2. Rear Window

3. The Birds

4. Vertigo

5. Topaz

6. Rebecca

7. Rope 

8. Psycho

9. To Catch A Thief

10. Dial M For Murder

Trivia Answers

1. Lucille

2. Jennifer Aniston

3. Pennywise 

4. Tales From The Crypt

5. Night of the Living Dead

6. Resident Evil

7. They’ve all portrayed movie ghosts

8. Goosebumps 

9. Barbara Streisand

10. Vincent Price

Tie Breaker

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