Oscar Pop Quiz

by Liz Dowling

Sharpen your pencils Oscar fans!  The Academy Awards are on this Sunday night and The Wry Home is having an Oscar pop quiz.  With a prize.

I LOVE this show!

I almost saw all of the best picture nominees.  Missed Whiplash and Selma, but made it to the others.

My quiz is in only six of the categories.  Whoever gets the most answers right, will get a little Oscar goodie in the mail.  Just jot down your answers in the comments section at the end of this blog post by 6pm on Sunday EST.

The categories are as follows:


American Sniper

The Theory of Everything



The Imitation Game

The Grand Budapest Hotel



I am between two movies that start with a B.


Marion Cotillard ~ Two Days, One Night

Reese Witherspoon ~ Wild

Felicity Jones ~ The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore ~ Still Alice

Rosamund Pike ~ Gone Girl

I know Julianne is the favorite, but I am leaning towards another…


Steve Carell ~ Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper ~ American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch ~ The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton ~ Birdman

Eddie Redmayne ~ The Theory of Everything

He deserves this one!


Meryl Streep ~ Into the Woods

Laura Dern ~ Wild

Patricia Arquette ~ Boyhood

Emma Stone ~ Birdman

Kiera Knightly ~ The Imitation Game

12 years of devotion, well done.


Mark Ruffalo ~ Foxcatcher

Ethan Hawke ~ Boyhood

J.K. Simmons ~ Whiplash

Robert Duvall ~ The Judge

Edward Norton ~ Birdman

My movie crush is in this category.


Alejandro G. Inarritu ~ Birdman

Richard Linklater ~ Boyhood

Bennett Miller ~ Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson ~ Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum ~ The Imitation Game

His creativity should win him an Oscar.

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I missed The Judge and Two Days, One Night toobut more snow and freezing temps could lead to some weekend on-demanding.

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Good luck.  Enjoy the Academy Awards.  Check my Facebook page (link below) at 7pm Sunday EST for my Oscar picks.  I will announce the winner(s) in my blog post next week.  Please check-in so I can get your e-mail to send you the gift!

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Julie February 20, 2015 - 10:44 am

I’m leaning towards a couple of dark horses this year. I’ve also told my husband (who’s INSISTING on watching with me) that if he even SPEAKS during the Oscars, he’ll be banished from the room. Here goes:
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Actor: Michael Keaton
Best Actress: Julianne Moore

Julie February 20, 2015 - 10:49 am

BSActor: JK Simmons
BSActress: Laura Dern
Best Director: Richard Linklater

I loved everything about “American Sniper”, did not like “Selma” and thought “Gone Girl” was awful. I also love anything Wes Anderson does and thought Ralph Fiennes was hilarious. Emma Stone is too skinny.

Elizabeth Dowling February 20, 2015 - 10:54 am

Husbands may not speak during the show. Although, I wish you were on this coast so WE could watch together! I am also leaning towards some dark horses, but will let you know Sunday 🙂

Maryann February 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

I did not get too see many of the movies nominated this year but, it is going to be a cold weekend….
American Sniper
Julianne Moore
Bradley Cooper
Patricia Arquette
Ethan Hawke
Morten Tyldum

there was a lot of guessing involved here!

Elizabeth Dowling February 20, 2015 - 11:20 am

Good guessing!

Sarah February 21, 2015 - 9:31 am

Best Pic – Boyhood
Best Actress – Rosamund Pike
Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne
Best Supp Actress – Emma Stone
Best Supp Actor – Mark Ruffalo
Best Director – Richard Linklater

Melinda Sweet February 21, 2015 - 11:15 am

We 5 in the sunny island of Vieques predict the following :
Imitation Game
Rosamund Pike
Eddie Redmayne
Laura Dern
Edward Norton (although I would like a certain Dreamy one to win)
Imitation Game
We expect to win because of family connections, and we expect 5 prizes, and the best ones. As real Americans we expect prizes, even if we lose!
Love, Melinda and 4 fabulous friends.
Good blog!

Elizabeth Dowling February 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Wow, I like the “family connections” angle! Good luck and 5 prizes will be forthcoming if you all come close. Some nice choices Vieques!

Meg February 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Pic Birdman
Actress Julianne Moore
Actor Eddie Redmayne
BSActress Patricia Arquette
BS Actor Robert Duvall (tough choice bcs I think mark ruffalo was amazing too)
Director R Linklater

Elizabeth Dowling February 21, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Meg, awesome choices!

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