During the holidays many of us squeeze in a little extra time to go to the movies. Maybe take the kiddies or have an afternoon matinee date with our significant others or friends.
As you know I love movies. Any kind, any time, any place, I’m raring to go.
The Eighty-third Academy Awards aren’t scheduled until February, but I thought it would be fun to play a movie trivia game.
One of the interesting things about the Academy Awards is to look in retrospect at the list of films that were nominated, but DIDN’T win, so I’ve added a few of those questions. There’s a question from each decade and several bonus questions.
No fair surfing the net to find your answers. You either know or don’t know them. See if you can get every one right.
Let’s Play Movie Trivia!
1. What movie, based on a World War I novel widely studied in American high schools, won the 1930 Best Picture Award?
2. What 1946 best picture lost to “The Best Years of Our Lives,” but is still watched by millions of people every Christmas?
3. What 1954 Oscar went to a film in which young Marlon Brando made his “bones”?
4. In 1969, the first R-rated movie starring a very young Jon Voigt won the Oscar for best picture? What was it?
5. What film and its sequel won the best picture awards for 1972 and 1974?
6. In 1982 “Tootsie” and “E.T.” both lost the best picture award to which winning film?
7. Which person hosted the Academy Awards the greatest number of times?
8. Who was the first black American to win an academy award?
And for those of you who are die-hard television fans, what's the best NEW show you've seen this year? My personal favorite is the BBC show "Luther," billed as a "psychological crime drama television series," starring the handsomely talented Idris Elba (left).