Testing Oscar knowledge with a crossword

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The Academy Awards has created a 127-clue crossword puzzle covering the last 82 Oscar shows, from the first winner to the 2010 nominees. Hint for 29 Across: he is also nominated as Best Supporting Actor this year.


With many historical references, the cinematic trivia game asks the player to identify winners in a range of categories, through the 1930s, 1940s, through today, from best pictures to best song. Answers include Humphrey Bogart, Warren Beatty, Robert DeNiro, and one of the Best Actress nominees this year.

There are clues for the most nominated, the youngest and oldest winners, famous quotes, easy and tricky questions. Answers are provided for scoring.

Intended as fun for guests at Oscar viewing parties, see who finishes first before the show ceremony. The Academy suggests offering a film-related prize to the winners and putting their name in an envelope.