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Oscars - The Aussie Connection
Awards and Festivals
"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
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
John Orry-Kelly won three Oscars in the 1950s. In which category did he win each time?
Who won Australia's first Best Actor Oscar?
Which Australian artist was part of a song writing team that won in the 1981 Best Song category?
Carole Bayer Sager
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?
Dean Semler won the 1990 Best Cinematography Oscar. What was the name of the film for which he won?
Driving Miss Daisy
Dances With Wolves
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.
1995 saw 10 Oscar nominations, and three wins, for Australia. Best Achievement in Visual Effects went to a movie about what sort of animal?
Which Australian won the 1996 Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "Shine"?
1999 saw two Australian awards - Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Sound - both for the same movie. What was it?
Anna and the King
The Sixth Sense
Who was the Best Actor winner for the year 2000?
(Two Words - Full name or last name.)
Catherine Martin won two Oscars for her work on which highly nominated 2001 film?
Romeo and Juliet
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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?
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?
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?
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