Over the years, political controversy has become as big a part of the Oscars as fashionable gowns and gushy speeches. This year, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are making Oscars history by boycotting the Feb. 28 awards ceremony due to lack of African-American nominees for any major acting award for the second consecutive year.
But what do you remember about Oscars past? Our Oscars trivia quiz has 10 questions, decade by decade, over the past 50 years, covering snubs, sweeps, wins losses, and, of course, political controversies. Your final score will reveal which of the Best Picture winners cited you’re most like. But we’re warning you — if you get ’em all wrong, you’re Crash.
Keith Harris has written about music and pop culture for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate and Salon. He lives in Minneapolis and blogs at usefulnoise.wordpress.com.