From the Pakistani military complex that once housed the elusive Osama bin Laden depicted in Zero Dark Thirty to the fiercely divided halls of Congress brought to life in Lincoln to the poverty-stricken streets of 19th century France captured in Les Miserables, the big screen in 2012 took audiences on a wide-ranging and captivating journey through history and across genres. Now, with the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards behind us and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars drawing ever-closer, film aficionados and casual viewers alike are beginning to reflect on the cinematic grandeur of the year just completed. Test your memory of the film cornucopia that was reeled out in 2012 with this quiz.
1.Nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis is the youngest nominee for Best Actress in Oscar history for her leading role in which film?
A. Beasts of the Southern Wild
B. Life of Pi
C. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
D. Les Miserables
2.Which of the following films has received the most Academy Awards nominations?
A. Les Miserables
C. Zero Dark Thirty
3. One of the nominations for the James Bond flick “Skyfall” is for Best Original Song — in this case, “ Skyfall,” performed by Adele. Which of the Bond movies was the last to receive an Academy Award nomination for its theme music?
A. The Spy Who Loved Me
B. Tomorrow Never Dies
C. For Your Eyes Only
D. Live and Let Die
4. Amour snagged five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Actress for Emmanuelle Riva. It’s also up for Best Foreign Language Film. Which country is its writer and director from?
5. Which of these films is not nominated in the category of Best Animated Feature Film?
C. Hotel Transylvania
D. Wreck-It Ralph