The Academy Awards are Sunday night. For some people, Head2Head included, putting together our picks for all the major categories is as fun as doing our March Madness bracket.

This year’s Oscars features both the oldest and the youngest Best Actress nominees, the sure thing that is Anne Hathaway and the minor controversy of having three directors snubbed despite their films being nominated for Best Picture.

Should be a fun night!

Current champ Brenda Franklin is going up against Carrie Lovett who is a nanny.


1. What was the first movie filmed in color to win the Best Picture Oscar?

2. Who is the only actor to be nominated twice posthumously for Academy Awards?

3. Who hosted the Oscars a record 18 times?

4. Three films have tied for winning the most Oscars. Name one.

5. What is the only X-rated film to win Best Picture?

6. What individual has won more Oscars (22) than anyone else?

7. Who is the only person to win an Oscar for portraying a real Academy Award winner?

8. Name the last movie to win all five major categories (picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay).

9. Which actor has the most nominations without a win?

10. Three directors have been nominated for two movies in the same year. Name the most recent.


1. “Gone With the Wind”

2. It could be James Dean.

3. Steve Martin

4. The final “Lord of the Rings” movie, “Return of the King.”

5. No idea.

6. I actually think it’s Walt Disney.

7. Cate Blanchett for her role as Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.”

8. I know “Silence of the Lambs” did. It might be the most recent.

9. Dustin Hoffman

10. Woody Allen


1. The “Wizard of Oz” because most of it was in color.

2. River Phoenix?

3. I think Billy Crystal hosted for a long time.

4. “Titanic”

5. “Deep Throat”? Kidding.

6. Must be a composer or someone. John Williams.

7. Oh geez, I don’t know.

8. Did “The Hurt Locker”?

9. Cary Grant

10. Spielberg


Brenda made it two in a row with an easy win over her opponent. She’ll attempt a third win next week.


1. “Gone With the Wind”

2. James Dean

3. Bob Hope

4. “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

5. “Midnight Cowboy”

6. Walt Disney

7. Cate Blanchett (for playing Katharine Hepburn)

8. “Silence of the Lambs”

9. Peter O’Toole (eight nominations for Best Actor)

10. Steven Soderbergh (for “Erin Brockovich” and “Traffic”)