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TV Diary: 'And the Oscar goes to ... .' Test your memory of past ceremonies

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In honor of the Academy Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC, here is a quiz on the winners and awards program:

1. When was the first Academy Awards ceremony presented?

2. Which actress was the first to win back-to-back Oscars?

3. This “First Lady of the American Theater” received two Oscars. Name her.

4. For which two films did Steven Spielberg win Best Director?

5. What did Jack Palance do when he received his Academy Award for “City Slickers” (1991)?

6. Which three films received Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay awards?

7. Which country has the most Foreign Language Film wins?

8. The Oscar statuette features a knight standing on a reel of film with five spokes. What do the spokes represent?

9. Which Best Picture winner received only one nomination?

Answers: 1. May 16, 1929, honoring movies made Aug. 1, 1927-Aug. 1, 1928. 2. Luise Rainer (“The Great Ziegfeld,” 1936 and “The Good Earth,” 1937). 3. Helen Hayes (“The Sin of Madelon Claudet,” 1931 and “Airport,” 1970). 4. “Schindler's List” (1993) and “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). 5. He did one-handed push-ups on the stage. 6. “It Happened One Night” (1934), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). 7. Italy. 8. The original branches of the Academy — Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers and Technicians. 9. “Grand Hotel” (1931/32).

skrieg@news-sentinel.com


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