Take our trivia test to see how you do, starting with the first question:
How did Meryl Streep transform her face for "The Iron Lady?"
Prosthetics. The film's producers went beyond standard makeup and outfitted Streep with a lifelike silicone mask. She also donned a fake set of teeth, 20 full neck pieces, 20 sets of cheeks and 40 sets of noses to portray former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher through the years.
|Melissa McCarthy's Famous Relative|
Melissa McCarthy got a shout out from her famous cousin after she received her first-ever Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. Who is her cousin who shares the same last name?
The day McCarthy received her Oscar nod for "Bridesmaids," her famous cousin Jenny McCarthy tweeted: "Holy s** balls!! Yay. Congrats to my cousin Melissa McCarthy for Oscar nom!! So proud!!"
To play Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn," actress Michelle Williams had to pack on the pounds. She also gave her assets a boost, with what special undergarment?
Michelle Williams reportedly wore padded pants to reproduce Monroe's fuller bottom. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, she wore Huit's Magic Pulp pants. "Occasionally, we added something to her butt, but that was about it," producer Harvey Weinstein told The Huffington Post. The transformation paid off. Williams earned a best actress nomination for the second year in a row. Last year she was nominated for "Blue Valentine."
|George Clooney Does It Again|
Academy members love George Clooney so much, they nominated him for two different movies -- a best actor nod for "The Descendants" and a screenplay nom for "The Ides of March" -- in the same year. But it's not the first time. What other year did he receive two nominations for different films? And for extra credit, name the films.
In 2005, George Clooney was nominated for his "Good Night, and Good Luck" screenplay and received the trophy for best supporting actor for "Syriana."
While we're talking doubles, which famous director up for awards this year -- Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen or Steven Spielberg -- has the most double nominees for the same film?
With nominations for best director and best original screenplay for "Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen enters the record books for the filmmaker with the most double nominees -- he's got seven now -- for writing and directing on the same movie. If he wins, don't expect to see him though. The three-time Oscar winner has only shown up at the Oscars once, after 9/11, when he made a plea to producers to continue filming in New York City.
|Jessica Chastain: 2011's Busiest Actress|
Jessica Chastain might have been last year's busiest actress you've never heard of the until now. She starred in no less than six films in 2011, including "The Help," for which she received her first best supporting actress nomination. Name at least three of the films she was in this year.
Jessica Chastain also starred as a Mossad agent in "The Debt," opposite Brad Pitt in "Tree of Life" and in the apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter." She also appeared in "Texas Killing Fields" and Ralph Finnes' directorial debut, "Coriolanus," both of which received limited release.
|Rooney Mara Breaks Out|
Rooney Mara is another actress who broke out last year with the title role in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress alongside veteran actresses Meryl Streep and Glenn Close. In what 2010 Oscar-nominated film did Mara play a small role?
Rooney Mara played the girlfriend who dumps Mark Zuckerberg and inspires him to create Facebook in "The Social Network." When it came time for casting "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Mara obviously had an in with director David Fincher, who also directed "The Social Network."
|Kenneth Branagh Does It All|
British actor Kenneth Branagh puts George Clooney to shame. With his best supporting actor nod for "My Week With Marilyn," Branagh became the first actor to be nominated for an Oscar in five separate categories. Name the other four categories.
Kenneth Branagh was previously nominated for best director and best actor, both for "Henry V," best adapted screenplay for "Hamlet," and best live-action short for "Swan Song." George Clooney and Warren Beatty have come close, with nominations in four categories each.
|Stephen Daldry's Perfect Record|
So what if his 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" received the worst reviews of any of the best picture nominations? Director Stephen Daldry has a track record of helming other best picture-nominated films. In fact, "Extremely Loud" is his third best-picture nominee in the past decade. Name the other two.
Stephen Daldry also directed "The Reader," which won Kate Winslet a best actress Oscar," and "The Hours," which earned Nicole Kidman her Oscar for best actress. His first film, "Billy Elliot," was nominated for three awards, including best director.
|Who's the Veteran?|
Among the supporting actress nominees -- Berenice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer and Octavia Spencer -- only one received a previous Oscar nod. Who is she?
Only Janet McTeer received a previous Oscar nomination, in 2000 for best actress for the film "Tumbleweeds."
|The Most-Nominated Person|
Walt Disney received the most Academy Award nominations -- 59, to be exact -- of any person. Only one person alive comes close. Who is it?
Composer John Williams is the most-nominated living person. His two original score nods for "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse" bring him up to a toal of 47.