Watch your back, Kevin Bacon. All of this year's Academy Awards acting nominees can be connected to George Clooney -- himself a lead actor nominee for the film "The Descendants" -- through three or fewer film or television productions.
Can you guess the connections? Scroll through to see our six-question quiz on George Clooney and his fellow Oscar nominees; you'll find the answers at the end.
|An Animated Co-Star|
Which Oscar nominee played George Clooney's wife in an animated film?
A. Berenice Bejo
B. Viola Davis
C. Rooney Mara
D. Melissa McCarthy
E. Meryl Streep
|The Stepford Connection|
Lead actress nominee Glenn Close can be connected to Clooney by two degrees. Close starred with Nicole Kidman in "The Stepford Wives" ... and Kidman co-starred with Clooney in which film?
A. "The American"
B. "Michael Clayton"
C. "Ocean's 11"
D. "The Peacemaker"
E. "The Perfect Storm"
|Paging Dr. Ross...|
Which nominee(s) guest-starred on at least one "ER" episode that featured George Clooney?
A. Jessica Chastain
B. Rooney Mara
C. Octavia Spencer
D. Chastain and Mara
E. Mara and Spencer
|Will Viola Davis Edge Out Brad Pitt?|
Brad Pitt is known for appearing with George Clooney in several films, but he's not the only star to repeatedly share a movie set with Clooney. How many Clooney films include roles played by Viola Davis?
|The Dreyfuss Link|
Which nominated actor appeared on the TV show "Weeds" with Richard Dreyfuss (who appeared in the 2000 TV movie "Fail Safe" with Clooney in 2000)?
A. Demian Bichir
B. Jean Dujardin
C. Nick Nolte
D. Gary Oldman
E. Max von Sydow
|Michelle Williams' Two Degrees|
Like Glenn Close, fellow best lead actress nominee Michelle Williams can also be connected to Clooney by two degrees through two films. What are they?
A. "Lars and The Real Girl" and "Solaris"
B. "Blue Valentine" and "The Ides of March"
C. "Deception" and "Crazy Stupid Love"
D. "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Descendants"
E. "Wendy and Lucy" and "Syriana"
1 -- E. Meryl Streep played Mrs. Fox to Clooney Mr. Fox in 2009's "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
2 -- D. Nicole Kidman starred in 1997's "The Peacemaker" with Clooney.
3 -- E. Octavia Spencer appeared on seventh season of "ER" while Mara appeared on the show's final season on an episode that included a guest appearance by Clooney. Jessica Chastain did guest star on "ER" in 2004, but Clooney had left the show years earlier.
4 -- C. Viola Davis appeared in "Out of Sight," "Solaris" and "Syriana" with Clooney.
5 -- A. Demian Bichir and Richard Dreyfuss appeared together on "Weeds" in 2010.
6 -- B. Michelle Williams was one-half of a tortured couple in "Blue Valentine" with Ryan Gosling, who starred in "The Ides of March" with Clooney.