Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby HarryGoldfarb » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:50 pm

17/20...

One of the questions only offers 4 wrong options: the one about the record for the most consecutive years with an acting nomination. I got that right by picking the closest to right choice but the fact this people do not double check their facts before publishing this kind of tests baffles me. Both Bette Davis and Greer Garson received acting nominations in 5 consecutive years and there are five actors tied for receiving 4 consecutive acting nods (one of them is the apparent right choice).
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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby jack » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:44 pm

13 for me. Most were guesses. Though correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson tie for 12 nominations? I seem to have gotten that question wrong by picking Hepburn.

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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby dws1982 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:30 pm

15/20 although like Big Magilla, I put Hepburn for the question about who had the most nominations after Streep. And for the one about the age differences between actors nominated for playing parents and children, I went with The Godfather, because Brando was less than six years older than Duvall. Although maybe that didn't count since Duvall didn't play his biological son.

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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby CalWilliam » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:43 pm

14! Not the most exciting test ever.
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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby Greg » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:13 pm

I also got 12.
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Re: Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:15 pm

I only got 9 right mainly because I wasn't paying close attention, although I think more than one had the wrong answer. For example, the answer to the question as to who has the most acting nominations after Meryl Streep, is supposedly Jack Nicholson, but both Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn are correct answers. They both have 12.

This reminds me of the mid-1965 USO lady's answers to questions about who/what won the 1964 Oscars. She insisted that Mary Poppins won Best Picture and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress for Zorba the Greek.

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Mark Caro's Oscar Quiz

Postby FilmFan720 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:35 pm

I only got 12/20 right...how did you do?

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