Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today's Oscar Trivia

... straight from TCM's Now Playing:

The Right Direction W.S. Van Dyke II set a record by having four of his films nominated for Oscars in various categories in the same year. One of the nominations was for Van Dyke himself as Best Director for The Thin Man. What was the year?

Self-Made Men A handful of men directed themselves to nominations for Best Actor. With which 1941 classic did Orson Welles accomplish this?

What A Character Only once has the same character in three different films, played by three different people, led to three acting nominations. What is the name of that character? [Hint: The actors were Charles Laughton, Robert Shaw and Richard Burton.]

Three easy ones. Leave your guesses in the comment section. No prizes for answering correctly—virtue is its own reward, dammit!


mister muleboy said...

I'm always scared when I know the answers. . . .

beelzabub said...

1934, Citizen Kane and Henry VIII

Mythical Monkey said...

1934, Citizen Kane and Henry VIII

Very good, Fisher -- you win a cookie.