1-At the bottom of every Oscar statue is a small golden film reel with five spokes that represent the original branches of the academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians, writers). How many branches exist today?
2-For 68 years, the rule has been that the Academy has right of first refusal on any statue being sold—they purchase for $1.00. Before 1951, however, no such rule. What Oscar statue brought the highest price in history—and who purchased it?
3-The solid bronze statues are cast in NY at the Polich Tallix foundry before being coated in 24-karat gold. How much does the statue weigh when finished?
4-Much like NRB :), the largest portion of revenue for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rests on one event—the Academy Award televised show. Most recent information (2017) is academy annual revenue of $122 million. How much does ABC pay for the rights to televise the event?
5-Of the many items in the Oscar “swag bag” (valued at over $100K!) this year, there’ll be a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies. Which PF cookie brand will be eaten by recipients?
6-In Academy history, only five actors have won consecutive Oscars. Name two.
7-We almost always are surprised by the height of actors—shorter than they seem. Who was the tallest actor to receive an Oscar?
8-Know about EGOTs? That’s Emmy / Grammy / Oscar / Tony. Who is “up” for an EGOT with this Oscar presentation?
9-One Oscar nominated “Best Picture” film is a remake. Name the film—and at least one actor who starred in a previous edition (1976, 1954, 1937) 🙂.
10-In 2014, an Oscar-nominated tune lost its nomination. Can you name the singer—and painter, writer, speaker, advocate, hero 🙂—who sang it. And remember the title of the song?