Answers to the Oscars quiz

1. c. President Reagan actually launched the bombing of Libya on Oscar day 1986, but the show wasn't postponed; 2. b. Costume design was added for the 1948 awards; 3. c. Gene Hackman won best actor for "The French Connection" (1971) and best supporting actor for "Unforgiven" (1992); 4. e. "West Side Story" with 10, followed by "Gigi" with nine; 5. Best actress winner Frances McDormand clocked less screen time in "Fargo" than supporting actor nominee William H. Macy; 6. True; 7. c.; 8. d. Olivier was nominated at least once per decade from the 1930s through 1970s; 9. e.; 10. False. Paul Newman won the 1986 best actor award for "The Color of Money" 29 years after wife Joanne Woodward won best actress for "The Three Faces of Eve"; 11. "Far From Heaven" composer Elmer Bernstein won the original music score award for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967) and lost for his next four nominations; 12. e. John Wayne never received an honorary Oscar; 13. "Cabaret" (1972), which received eight Oscars but lost best picture to "The Godfather"; 14. True. Brody, 29, would beat out Richard Dreyfuss, who was 30 when he received his best actor statuette for "The Goodbye Girl" (1977); 15. a. "Days of Thunder" b. "The River Wild" c. "State of Grace" d. "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" e. "Hoffa" and the upcoming "Anger Management"; 16. b. Ford won four ("The Informer," 1935; "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940; "How Green Was My Valley," 1941; and "The Quiet Man," 1952). Capra and Wyler won three each, Kazan won two, and Wilder won two for directing and one for writing ("Sunset Boulevard"); 17. a. Gere, b. Schneider, c. Redgrave, D. Chasnoff, E. Chayefsky; 18. a.; 19. Sissy Spacek, best actress for "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980); 20. a.

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