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A Knitting-Themed Oscar Quiz in honour of the 91st Academy Awards on Feb 24, 2019

A Knitting-Themed Oscar Quiz in honour of the 91st Academy Awards on Feb 24, 2019

(see below for answers…)


  1. Which legendary actress (and great knitter) has been nominated for the most Academy Awards (21), has won three Oscars, and was nominated for 18 more? Hint: She recently played a role in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

  2. This kind, funny, down-to-earth actor who is also a knitter won the 1988 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “Good Will Hunting” (which by the way was shot in Toronto, my home town).

  3. Which one of the two Ryans (and btw they are both Canadian, like me) is also a knitter? This Ryan has been nominated for two Oscars, and has had roles in “La La Land,” “The Notebook,” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

  4. Which actor/knitter won an Oscar for his role in “Gladiator” in 2001, and was nominated for his roles in “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Insider?”

  5. This iconic actress and two-time Oscar winner was seen knitting between takes on the set of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Who is it?

  6. This American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and professional wrestler learned to knit from his grandmother. He has never been nominated for an Oscar, but his sister Patricia has been. Who is it?

  7. Which actress, known for her roles in “Eat Pray Love,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” and “Notting Hill,” knits so much on set that she taught co-star Tom Hanks to knit too?

  8. Okay, so this actress hasn’t won an Oscar, but she did win a 2007 Emmy for her role in “Grey’s Anatomy” and loves knitting so much, she contemplated opening up a knitting shop. Who is it?

  9. Getting her big break as Rey from “Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens,” this actress, who is a self-professed knitting extraordinaire, has worked with Academy Award-nominated director Kenneth Branagh in “Murder on the Orient Express.”

  10. Which star of MARVEL’s “Jessica Jones” co-starred with Oscar-nominee Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad”, and has also been interviewed by Interweave, Mollie Makes, and Vogue Knitting?

  11. Bonus Question: Which Canadian actor played an 8-ft tall green dragon in “The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon”; was featured in the short film “The Mario Lanza Story”, which screened at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival; and hand-knitted three 9 ft x 5.5 ft tapestries called “Stitched Glass” that took him 15 years to complete? (Oh, and no, he hasn’t won an Oscar - but he will be seen in the one-man play about the tapestries called The Knitting Pilgrim, and he did write this Oscar knitter quiz…)



  1. Meryl Streep

  2. Robin Williams

  3. Ryan Gosling

  4. Russell Crowe

  5. Audrey Hepburn

  6. David Arquette

  7. Julia Roberts

  8. Katherine Heigl

  9. Daisy Ridley

  10. Krysten Ritter

  11. Kirk Dunn (hey, that’s me!)