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Colin Firth's Indian connection

Last updated on: February 24, 2011 13:18 IST

Colin Firth's Indian connection

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The Oscar 1Oscar 2Oscar 3Oscar 4 and Oscar 5 quizzes have been fun, haven't they? Here's one more to sink your teeth into.

1. Colin Firth, the front-runner for this year's Best Actor Oscar prize, has a strong Indian connection. What is it?

a. Like another fine Englishman named Colin (the cricketer Colin Cowdrey), he was born in Bangalore
b. His parents were raised in India where his grandparents worked for many years
c.Like Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) he is married to an Indian



Image: Colin Firth in The King's Speech

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2. Adrien Brody, Marlee Matlin, Tatum O'Neal, Timothy Hutton, Norman Taurog are all Oscar winners. They share one distinctive fact. What?

a. They all won Oscars the same year
b. They were nominated for two Oscars the same year
c. They are the youngest in their category to ever win an Oscar.



Image: Adrien Brody, Marlee Matlin, Tatum O'Neal, Norman Taurog and Timothy Hutton
Photographs: Phil McCarten/Reuters, Danny Moloshok/Reuters, Steve Fenn/Reuters, Getty Images, Fabrizio Bensch
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3. The winner of the Best Supporting Actor (1981), the winner of the Best Director (1982), the winner of the Best Actor (1996), the winner of the Best Supporting Actress (2004), the winner of the Best Supporting Actor (2008) have one man in common. Who?

a. Steven Spielberg
b. Shekhar Kapur
c. Martin Scorsese



Image: Steven Spielberg, Shekhar Kapur and Martin Scorsese
Photographs: Danny Moloshok/Reuters, Tim Wimborne/Reuters and Yves Herman/Reuters
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4. Toy Story 3 has been nominated for Best Picture Oscar this year. Name the only two animation films to be nominated for Oscar for Best Picture.

a. Beauty and the Beast and Up
b. Toy Story and WALL-E
c. Ratatouille and Finding Nemo




Image: A scene from Toy Story 3

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5. Tariq Anwar, who has been nominated for Best Editing this year for The King's Speech, has something in common with the only Oscar Al Pacino has won. What?

a) Anwar and Pacino worked together on The Scent of A Woman
b) Anwar has edited most of Pacino's recent films
c) Anwar's daughter worked in The Scent of A Woman



Image: A scene from The Scent of A Woman

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