Oscar Week Day 5: The Envelope, Please…

We made it through Oscar Week!

We don’t know about you, but we’ve never felt so prepared for the Academy Awards. There’s been so many ways to join in the Oscar excitement: brushing up on Oscar trivia by getting the Oscar Obsessed badge, displaying creative genius in the Oscar Week Photoshop, and creating more great quizzes in the Oscar Week Quiz Contest.

Now it’s our turn to present some awards. The envelope, please…

Oscar Week Quiz Contest

The winner is: Stanford008 with:

Most Common Words: Oscar Edition

Oscar Week Photoshop Contest

The winner is: BanjoZebra!

We’d like to thank all of our entrants and everyone who played and enjoyed Oscar Week on Sporcle this year. We’ll see you next year!

Oscar Week Day 4: Oscar Moments

It’s Thursday of Oscar Week! When Sunday rolls around, we hope you’ll be filled to the brim with Oscar fun.

One of the best parts of the actual Oscars event is getting to see your favorite stars interacting with a live audience. (Never mind the fact that you’re still watching them on a TV screen.) Whether the stars are presenting or receiving awards, or just smiling and clapping in the audience, they give us performances that are sometimes as entertaining as the films themselves.

And don’t forget, you can still earn the Oscar Obsessed badge, and submit an entry for the Oscar Week Photoshop Contest and the Oscar Week Quiz Contest.

Here’s a few past Oscar moments to get you excited for this year:
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Oscar Week Day 3: Quiz Contest

It’s Day 3 of Oscar Week! Thanks for having some fun with us as we celebrate the best movies and the best movie trivia.

On Monday, we encouraged you to earn the Oscar Obsessed badge, and yesterday we announced the Oscar Week Photoshop Contest. Today it’s your chance to create some Oscar diversions of your own.

Oscar Week Quiz Contest

The rules:

  1. Create an Oscar-themed quiz (the term ‘Oscar’ can be used loosely)
  2. Contribute the quiz and make sure it’s public
  3. Post a link to the quiz in the comment section of this blog post

We’ll add all entries to the bottom of this post, and encourage other users to nominate their favorite quizzes. The most nominated quiz at the end of the week will be featured on the Sporcle homepage on Friday afternoon.

Additional Rules: The quiz must be new, and there’s only one entry allowed per person. We’ll announce the winner on Friday.

For information about how to create quizzes, check out our FAQ page.

You can also get ideas from all the great quiz contests that have been taking place on Sporcle University.

Here’s the entries that have been submitted so far:

 Famous Oscars  The Oscar Web
 Oscar-Winning Canadians  Most Common Words–Oscar Speeches
 ‘Out-Billed’ Oscar Winners  Oscar Hosts (images)
 Any Acting Oscar  2013 Best Picture Noms by Critical Contest
 Oscar Plus Ones  Oscar Hosts by Best Picture
 Missing Word: Oscar Supporting Actor Movies (2013)  Best Picture Runners Up: ’90s
 Best Oscar Nominated French People  Oscar Winners’ Roles in Other Genres of Film
 SPORCLE in Oscars  
 Oscar Winning Portrayals of Real People  


Oscar Week Day 2: Photoshop Contest

Thanks for joining us for Day 2 as we celebrate the Oscars! Movie trivia is such an important part of Sporcle, and so we’ve taken this week to celebrate the movies, directors and actors who bring them to life.

On Monday, we encouraged you to earn the Oscar Obsessed badge. Today, we’re announcing the start of Oscar Week Photoshop Contest. This is your chance to showcase your creativity and sense of humor.  And maybe even get your work published to the Sporcle Facebook page!

If Photoshop isn’t your thing (or even if it is), check back tomorrow for details about the Oscar Week Quiz Contest. Both contests will be open for the entire week, so you can take your time and enjoy the creative process. The Academy declined the opportunity to judge the entries, but Sporcle Admin is up to the task.  Get the details below:

Oscar Week Photoshop Contest

We’ve done Photoshop contests in the past, and we’re always super impressed with the designs you create. The theme this time around is SPORCLE AT THE MOVIES, and the door’s wide open for anything that falls in that category.

The rules:

    • Create an image that includes the Sporcle logo
    • Connect your image to the contest theme (Sporcle at the Movies)
    • Paste your entry in the comment section (If you have problems commenting send us a note)
    • Use this source image to get started (or this one, if you’re just thinking about just using the globe.)

Prize: We’ll publish the winning image as the cover of our Facebook* page.  The previous winning design stayed as our cover photo for most of the fall season, and we received so many compliments on it! Check out past Photoshop contests for examplesideas, and even more ideas. Or send us a message if you have any other questions.

*The dimensions for a Facebook cover photo are 815 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. You don’t have to use these dimensions, but we may end up re-formatting your image slightly if we do make it our Facebook cover.

Welcome to Oscar Week on Sporcle

Welcome to Sporcle’s Oscar Week!

Movie trivia is an important part of Sporcle, so much so that we decided to celebrate the Oscars all week long. Sporcle Oscar Week is a great way to celebrate Hollywood’s greatest films, along with the directors and actors who bring them to life. There’s never a shortage of statistics and fun facts when it comes to the film industry. But the Oscars add an extra layer of flavor, matching up the past year’s films against each other, and naming a select few the ‘Best.’

We’re not here to debate the winners and losers–we’ll leave that up to you and your friends–but we are here to remind you of all the great Oscar diversions we have on Sporcle.

The Badge

One way to brush up on your Oscar trivia is by earning one of Sporcle’s newest badges: Oscar Obsessed. If you don’t think you’re obsessed now, just wait till you’ve achieved the badge. Not only do you have to play some of our top Oscar quizzes–Best Pictures Oscar Winners (1970-Present), Most Oscars Movies, and Most Oscar Nominations–but you have to get 50% on each quiz. This badge is the beginning of the journey to becoming an Oscar expert.

The Quizzes

If you enjoyed the Oscar Obsessed quizzes, check out the Oscar trivia homepage, along with the Oscar quizzes that will be published throughout the week. Or if you just want some basic Movies Quizzes, be sure to spend some time on the Movies category homepage. Not only does this page include all published movies quizzes, but it also features the most recent Editor Picks.

The Contests

Check the blog each day to hear about different contests we’ll be running throughout the week. Oscar Week isn’t just about featuring great quizzes, it’s also about featuring YOU! Participation is key to making this week as fun as possible. So join in the Oscar spirit, and join with Sporcle as we countdown to the 85th Academy Awards.

But wait, there’s more…

If all that wasn’t enough, here are some more great Oscar quizzes to get you started:

Best Picture Bonanza Best Picture by Character
Movie Makeup Oscar Winner Connections
Every Single Best Actor Nominee Disney Oscar Songs – First Verses
Oscar Categories Oscar Hosts
Bad Review? Best Picture! The Only Oscar…