Answers for ultimate Oscar quiz

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FASTEST FINGER: “Informer” (winner); “Bounty”; “Captain”; “Lives.” Write-in “Captain Blood” actually came in ahead of an official nominee.

1. (a) Shaw; (b) Krasna; (c) Sheldon; (d) Trumbo (as “Robert Rich”); (e) Shapiro; (f) Inge; (g) Thompson; (h) Thornton; (i) Stoppard; (j) Irving

2. (a) “Brokeback Mountain”; (b) “Pulp Fiction”; (c) “Miracle on 34th Street”; (d) “From Here to Eternity”; (e) “The Philadelphia Story”; (f) “On Golden Pond”; (g) “Around the World in Eighty Days”; (h) “The Life of Emile Zola”; (i) “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”; (j) “Tom Jones”

3. Woody Allen, 14 to date

4. Billy Wilder, seven all told

5. Paul Haggis: “Million Dollar Baby” and “Crash”

6. (a) Alan Jay Lerner; (b) Francis Ford Coppola

7. Frances Marion; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

8. “Rebecca”

9. Emma Thompson

10. Nancy Dowd won as co-writer of “Coming Home” (1978)

11. Callie Khouri won for “Thelma & Louise” (1991)12. (a) Hunter; (b) Trumbo; (c) Rich (a pseudonym); (d) Trumbo; (e) Wilson; (f) Boulle; (g) Foreman and Wilson; (b), (d), (e) and (g) all subsequently had their achievements restored.

13, These are the picture winners that failed to garner any kind of writing nomination.

14. “Toy Story”

15. “The Lord of the Rings” (2001-03)

16. “Hamlet” (1948)

17. “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Kidding. It was “Marty” (1955).

18. “The Red Balloon” (1956) runs 34 minutes.

19. Because that same year they had written a Bowery Boys quickie of the same name. Scribes Edward Bernds and Elwood Ullman figured voters had confused it with the MGM musical (which as an adaptation wouldn’t have been eligible for original story anyway). The Bowery Boys would’ve competed with Jean-Paul Sartre had the nomination stood.

20. Winner of the first and only Oscar for “Best Title Writing,” in the first year of the awards.

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