Trivia Bits for Feb 27, 2021

By Leslie Elman

February 27, 2021 2 min read

The 1935 film "Grand Hotel" has the rare distinction of winning the Academy Award for best picture while not receiving a nomination in any other category. That's despite an all-star cast that included Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery and both John and Lionel Barrymore. Only two films to date have won the best picture Oscar and no others. "The Broadway Melody" was one. The other, "Mutiny on the Bounty," is the only film to have three stars — Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone — with best actor nominations.

Which real-life mother and daughter received Oscar nominations for the same film?

A) Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli

B) Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

C) Diane Ladd and Laura Dern

D) Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Previous answer: Verdigris is a greenish patina that commonly forms on copper over time.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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