Win an Oscar film prize pack

CorrespondentMarch 1, 2014 

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    1) Which three films in Oscar history have swept all five major categories – best picture, best actor, best actress, best director and best screenplay?

    2) What is the only X-rated film to have won the best picture award?

    3) Who are the only brothers to be nominated for acting Oscars?

    4) Who is the only actor to be nominated twice for an Oscar – after his death?

    5) Who is the only Oscar winner to earn a statuette for playing an Oscar loser?

    6) What is the only best picture winner to be adapted from a TV show?

    7) Who are the only two best actor winners to share a last name?

    8) Who is the only write-in winner for an Academy Award?

    9) Which actor appeared in only five films his entire career – all of which were nominated for best picture?

    10) Which Oscar winner trumped all acceptance speeches by thanking everyone she’d ever met in her entire life?

The pursuit of essentially useless knowledge is the noble goal of every trivia enthusiast. And in that realm, Oscar trivia is the handsome and glamorous king. Below are 10 trivia questions from the history of the Academy Awards, arranged from easy to hard.

Send your answers to cmiller@newsobserver.com by 6 p.m. Sunday for a chance to win an Oscar film DVD/Blu-ray prize pack. Important: You must put the word “Oscar” in the subject line for your entry to be considered. We will draw a name from the correct entries. Check Tuesday’s health section for the answers.

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