TD 414 - The Academy Awards - Final Standings!!

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TD 414 - The Academy Awards - Final Standings!!

Post by morbeedo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:35 pm

Welcome to TD 414 - The Academy Awards

1. Submit your entry by end of day Monday, March 11 via Google survey
2. Use your brain, not your smartphone
3. DROP one question for zero points
4. SHEEP one question and take points for the most common answer in that round
5. Wrong answers = SHEEP (most common answer) + 5 points
6. 5 bonus questions worth 2 points each. No penalty for wrong answers
7. Number of possible answers shown in ( ) after each question
8. REPLY or PM with any questions or corrections

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1. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? (11)
Finding someone to replace the host who resigned in scandal was just one of the many setbacks that plagued this year’s awards. Leading up to the ceremony, the Academy suffered major blowback for trying to tweak the format of the program in an attempt to pull in more viewers. Ultimately, the Academy reversed course and the show came off just fine without a host.

Name any one of the following
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  • Host who resigned (but refused to apologize) for a series of homophobic tweets, including one gem about breaking a dollhouse over his son’s head
  • Exciting new category announced for 2020 (that was later scrapped)
  • 4 categories the Academy wanted to cut from the telecast to save time (just kidding!)
  • 4 acting winners from 2018, one of whom lamented on social media that she was “heartbroken” the Academy didn’t invite her to present at this year’s ceremony (the Academy relented and reverted to the tradition of having past winners present the acting categories)
  • 2019 winner of Best Picture (this one didn't go over that well either)
2. THE SELFIE SEEN ROUND THE WORLD (12)
Name any one of the people pictured in this selfie taken during the 2014 awards (Note: First and last name required if you pick one of the 2 people who share a last name)
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3. NAME THAT BEST PICTURE (21)
Name any Best Picture Oscar winner whose title includes part or all of a person's name
Acceptable: Erin Brockovich, Mrs. Brown, The Truth about Kevin. Not acceptable: The Godfather, Birdman

BONUS #1: Name the most recent winner in this group (i.e., films whose title includes part of a person's given name)

4. DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR! (21)
Name someone who has won best director more than once. (Hint: It’s not John Bardeen)

5. GOLD RUSH (29)
Name any film that earned a total of 12 or more nominations

BONUS #2: Name the film that holds the record for largest sweep (winning awards in every nominated category): Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects

6. BE BEST (13)
These films have the distinction of earning Oscars for BOTH Best Actor and Actress. Name any one of these acting winners
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  • 1934 It Happened One Night
  • 1975 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1976 Network
  • 1978 Coming Home
  • 1981 On Golden Pond
  • 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
  • 1997 As Good As It Gets
BONUS #3: Name any of the 3 films that have won the Big Five: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

7. “OLIVIA COLMAN!” (13)
With their losses this year, Glenn Close and Amy Adams are now the most nominated living actresses who have never won, with 7 and 6 nominations each. Name any one of the 13 films for which they were nominated.

8. FASHION, BABY (9)
Edith Head has the distinction of most awards won by a woman - 8 wins for Costume Design and 35 nominations! Name any one of Edith Head's winning films based on these sketches, OR name the 2019 winner of the award for Costume Design
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Bonus #4: Name the eccentric Pixar character said to be inspired by the award-winning designer

9. OH, THE DRAMA! (14)
My favorite episode of the FX series, Feud: Bette and Joan, recreated one of the most outrageous moments in Oscar history. Joan Crawford raged when rival Bette Davis got a Best Actress nod for the psychological horror/thriller in which they co-starred. Slighted yet hell bent on sabotage, Crawford openly campaigned against Davis and lobbied one of the other nominees (on Broadway at the time) to let her accept the award on her behalf if she won. Well, that actress did win, and Crawford pulled off one helluva petty stunt. Name any one of the following:
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  • 4 other Best Actress nominees, besides Davis
  • 5 films nominated for Best Actress
  • 2 stars of Feud: Bette and Joan
  • 3 films for which either star of Feud won an Oscar
Bonus #5: Name the year of this Academy Award ceremony

10. GOLDEN DEBUTS (16)
Given the film, name a performer who won an acting Oscar for their screen debut
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Best Actress
  • Come Back, Little Sheba, 1952
  • Mary Poppins, 1964
  • Funny Girl, 1968
  • Children of a Lesser God, 1986
Best Supporting Actor
  • The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946
  • Ordinary People, 1980
  • The Killing Fields, 1984
Best Supporting Actress
  • Anthony Adverse, 1936
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943
  • All the King's Men, 1949
  • On the Waterfront, 1954
  • East of Eden, 1955
  • Paper Moon, 1973
  • The Piano, 1993
  • Dreamgirls, 2006
  • 12 Years a Slave, 2013
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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by jev15 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm

Did you change your mind about Q11?

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:45 pm

jev15 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Did you change your mind about Q11?
Yes, I deleted Q11. So no letters required

10 questions seemed better than 11... editing!

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by SenseiCAY » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:22 am

Awfully long for a Mini-TD...

Film isn't a strong category for me, but let's see where this goes. I look forward to placing last.

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:32 am

SenseiCAY wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:22 am
Awfully long for a Mini-TD...
Tough crowd!
SenseiCAY wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:22 am
I look forward to placing last.
So do I

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:21 am

A few minor clarifications
  • Q3 has 21 possible answers, not 20
  • Bonus #1 is asking for the most recent Best Picture winner whose title includes all or part of a person's given name
  • Q10 has 16 possible answers, not 15
If you misread the bonus question, send me a PM with your revised answer

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm

what is the anticipated reveal date?

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by totebags » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:38 pm

This phrasing confuses me: "Name any film that earned a total of 12 nominations or more in all categories" Do you mean any film that has earned 12 or more nominations? Guess I'm confused by the "all."

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:34 pm

totebags wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:38 pm
This phrasing confuses me: "Name any film that earned a total of 12 nominations or more in all categories" Do you mean any film that has earned 12 or more nominations? Guess I'm confused by the "all."
12 or more total nominations. You're right, it's an awkward question

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:35 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm
what is the anticipated reveal date?
The game is open until end of day Monday, March 11th. The reveal will begin...after that ;)

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by Rackme32 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:52 am

I'll respectfully stay clear of this TD... Take a look at my pic.. I'm a racehorse and it's well known that we racehorses don't like awards shows :)

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:08 am

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:35 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm
what is the anticipated reveal date?
The game is open until end of day Monday, March 11th. The reveal will begin...after that ;)
yeah i read that...but with you we never know when the reveal will be, so was trying to get something set in stone

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:05 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:08 am
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:35 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm
what is the anticipated reveal date?
The game is open until end of day Monday, March 11th. The reveal will begin...after that ;)
yeah i read that...but with you we never know when the reveal will be, so was trying to get something set in stone
I like you trivia bro, but chill :)

delayed gratification makes you a better human

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:41 am

Rackme32 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:52 am
I'll respectfully stay clear of this TD... Take a look at my pic.. I'm a racehorse and it's well known that we racehorses don't like awards shows :)
Fair enough, but you just took yourself out of the running for a signed photo of me running the NYC marathon dressed as a clown

Participant list is up to date. 16 players have already jumped into the Oscar pool!

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:36 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:05 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:08 am
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:35 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm
what is the anticipated reveal date?
The game is open until end of day Monday, March 11th. The reveal will begin...after that ;)
yeah i read that...but with you we never know when the reveal will be, so was trying to get something set in stone
I like you trivia bro, but chill :)

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Go play my general knowledge quiz on the Alpaca Farm

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:20 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Go play my general knowledge quiz on the Alpaca Farm
they don't seem so general to me....i got 0 right

btw...for the maine license plate, you should have put "standard issued"

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:49 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:20 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Go play my general knowledge quiz on the Alpaca Farm
they don't seem so general to me....i got 0 right

btw...for the maine license plate, you should have put "standard issued"
Lol. Point taken RE: Maine

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:54 pm

Bump. 21 players so far. Game’s open ‘til end of day Monday

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Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Post by heppm01 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:29 am

i'm sorry, but I'm not getting question 9 at all. Are you looking for eg. any one best actress nominee, or a list of four best actress nominees? And is this question implied to be pinned to a particular year?

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