Anagrams of Oscar Winners: 10 questions

All or part of each of the answers is an anagram of the surname of a Best Actress Oscar Winner. The questions are in alphabetical order of the Oscar Winner, and the number in brackets after each question refers the chronological order of when the actress won the Oscar (for the first time in case of multiple winners). Half point for the answer, half point for the actress, half point for the film they won Best Actress Oscar for, and full point for the year they won the Oscar.

  1. What is the name of the headphones manufacturers founded by Dr. Dre in 2006 and subsequently acquired by Apple in 2014? (8)
  2. Which Latin phrase, meaning “Where are you going?” was also the title of a 1951 film set in the Roman Empire, where Peter Ustinov played the Emperor Nero? (1)
  3. Which actor won the 2006 Best Actor Oscar for his role as Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland”? (7)
  4. What was the name of the character played by David Boreanaz in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and later an eponymous spin-off series? (9)
  5. What is the UK name of the fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble sold as Downy in the Unites States, Russia, China and Japan? (2)
  6. What is the common name for a mixture of zinc oxide with around 0.5% ferric oxide, often used to treat itches, bites and stings? (6)
  7. Which Shakespeare character has a cousin called Benvolio, a friend called Mercutio and a servant called Balthasar? (10)
  8. Which Beatles song contains the line “On the corner is a banker with a motorcar/ And little children laugh at him behind his back”? (3)
  9. Which surname is shared by; a 1990s children’s TV presenter who spent time in the broom cupboard with Edd the Duck, an English long distance runner who broke the men’s marathon world record 4 times in the 1950s, and the winner of the gold medal in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics? (5)
  10. What word, defined as “the quality or fact of being late”, is an anagram of “Dean stirs” (4)

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  1. What is the name of the headphones manufacturers founded by Dr. Dre in 2006 and subsequently acquired by Apple in 2014? (8) Beats, Kathy Bates, Misery, 1991
  2. Which Latin phrase, meaning “Where are you going?” was also the title of a 1951 film set in the Roman Empire, where Peter Ustinov played the Emperor Nero? (1) Quo Vadis, Bette Davis, Dangerous, 1935
  3. Which actor won the 2006 Best Actor Oscar for his role as Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland”? (7) Forest Whitaker, Jodie Foster, The Accused, 1988
  4. What was the name of the character played by David Boreanaz in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and later an eponymous spin-off series? (9) Angel, Jessica Lange, Blue Sky, 1995
  5. What is the UK name of the fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble sold as Downy in the Unites States, Russia, China and Japan? (2) Lenor, Sophia Loren, Two Women, 1961
  6. What is the common name for a mixture of zinc oxide with around 0.5% ferric oxide, often used to treat itches, bites and stings? (6) Calamine lotion, Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment, 1983
  7. Which Shakespeare character has a cousin called Benvolio, a friend called Mercutio and a servant called Balthasar? (10) Romeo, Julianne Moore, Still Alice, 2014
  8. Which Beatles song contains the line “On the corner is a banker with a motorcar/ And little children laugh at him behind his back”? (3) Penny Lane, Patricia Neal, Hud, 1963
  9. Which surname is shared by; a 1990s children’s TV presenter who spent time in the broom cupboard with Edd the Duck, an English long distance runner who broke the men’s marathon world record 4 times in the 1950s, and the winner of the gold medal in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics? (5) Peters, Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice, 1982
  10. What word, defined as “the quality or fact of being late”, is an anagram of “Dean stirs” (4) Tardiness, Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl, 1968

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