The Oscars is the epitome of the entertainment world and symbolizes Hollywood celebrities. We love our movies and we love our celebrities. How much do we know about them? If your claim to fame is Hollywood and the Oscars, let’s see how good you really are in your celebrity knowledge. Have fun!
- Has Brat Pitt ever won an Oscar? No. Considering his work in Inglorious Bastards, Seven and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball he has had only 2 nominations for the last two movies mentioned. A celebrity of celebrities in Hollywood and beyond, yet his wait to win an Oscar continues.
- Who gave a full-on kiss to Halle Berry while receiving an Oscar? It was Adrien Brody in 2003 for the movie The Pianist. He became the youngest actor to win the Best Actor Award, replacing Richard Dreyfuss.
- Which movies won Best Picture, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Best Director, and the Best Screenplay awards in the same year? They were One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975, and Silence of the Lambs in 1991. For Jodie Foster, this was her second Best Actress Award; she won her first one for The Accused in 1988. She took Hollywood by storm after her win in Silence of the Lambs.
- The book, 7 Pillars of Wisdom inspired which movie? It was Lawrence of Arabia. After coming back to England from his memorable role in Arabia to defeat the Turks, T. E. Lawrence wrote this book based on his experiences. Had he not died in an accident, he was being chosen to negotiate with Hitler to stop his plans for war. Peter O’Toole played the part meticulously as his debut in Hollywood.
- Which celebrity told the band to not play during her acceptance speech? It was Julia Roberts, in 2001 for her Best Actress role in Erin Brockovich. She told Bill Conti:”Sir, you’re doing a great job, but you’re so quick with that stick. So why don’t you sit, because I may never be here again.”
- Zero Dark Thirty: which other Best Picture nominee starts with the letter “Z”? It’s Zorba The Greek, 1964.
- In the Best Picture nominee Argo, there is a character named Jack Kirby. In which movie, a real life Jack Kirby shares the creator credit? The Avengers!
- Which is the youngest actress to be nominated for Best Actress for two films? Jennifer Lawrence. She was nominated for Silver Linings Playbook, 2012, and Winter’s Bone, 2010. She took home the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook.
- Of the Bond films, Skyfall by Adele, is only the fourth film to get nominated for Best Original Song. Which other Bond films were nominated for Best Original Song? Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me), For Your Eyes Only.
- Which celebrity has the most Oscar nominations ever? Meryl Streep. Her unforgettable roles in Sophie’s Choice, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa have been outstanding. Whether playing a guilt ridden Polish survivor of the Nazi Death camps or a simple small town girl in The Deer Hunter, her presence on the silver screen has been nothing but the best.
So what did you score in your knowledge of Hollywood celebrities? Anything above 7 and you’re an Oscar winning fan!