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Oscars - The Aussie Connection

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Oscars  The Aussie Connection game quiz
"Our New Zealand neighbours from "across the ditch" scooped the pool for the 2003 Academy Awards so I was prompted to see what Aussies and also some adopted "Aussies" have done to earn an Oscar over the years."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Australia won its very first Oscar for the 1942 film "Kokoda Front Line". In which category was this?
    Best Documentary (Short Subject)
    Best Documentary Feature
    Cinematography
    Sound


2. John Orry-Kelly won three Oscars in the 1950s. In which category did he win each time?
    Cinematography
    Film Editing
    Art Direction
    Costume Design


3. Who won Australia's first Best Actor Oscar?
    Chips Rafferty
    Peter Finch
    Barry Humphries
    Errol Flynn


4. Which Australian artist was part of a song writing team that won in the 1981 Best Song category?
    Burt Bacharach
    Christopher Cross
    Carole Bayer Sager
    Peter Allen


5. Linda Hunt won the 1983 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "The Year of Living Dangerously". Which country was the backdrop for this movie?
    Australia
    Cambodia
    Vietnam
    Indonesia


6. Dean Semler won the 1990 Best Cinematography Oscar. What was the name of the film for which he won?
    Witness
    Mrs.Soffel
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Dances With Wolves


7. Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel won the 1994 Oscar for Best Costume Design for the movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". What was unusual about Lizzie's dress on Oscar Night?
    It was made entirely of tin foil.
    It featured the Australian flag.
    It was made of American Express credit cards.
    It was not a dress but a business suit.


8. 1995 saw 10 Oscar nominations, and three wins, for Australia. Best Achievement in Visual Effects went to a movie about what sort of animal?
    Horse
    Dolphin
    Dog
    Pig


9. Which Australian won the 1996 Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "Shine"?
    Geoffrey Rush
    Russell Crowe
    Mel Gibson
    Hugo Weaving


10. 1999 saw two Australian awards - Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Sound - both for the same movie. What was it?
    The Matrix
    Anna and the King
    The Insider
    The Sixth Sense


11. Who was the Best Actor winner for the year 2000?
    Answer: (Two Words - Full name or last name.)


12. Catherine Martin won two Oscars for her work on which highly nominated 2001 film?
    Moulin Rouge
    Pearl Harbor
    Romeo and Juliet
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


13. Nicole Kidman won 2002's Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The film, "The Hours", was based on the life of which writer?
    Virginia Woolf
    Alison Lurie
    Iris Murdoch
    Jane Austen


14. Russell Boyd won Best Achievement in Cinematography for his work on the 2003 film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". Which Australian played the lead role in this film?
    Simon Baker
    Russell Crowe
    Geoffrey Rush
    Hugh Jackman


15. Australia's surprise Oscar for 2003 was awarded to Adam Elliot in the category of Best Short Film (Animated). "Harvie Krumpet" beat out some of the major animation studios. Which former Oscar-winning Australian narrated the film?
    Nicole Kidman
    Geoffrey Rush
    Russell Crowe
    Linda Hunt


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Compiled Jun 28 12