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Oscar Trivia: What You Don't Know (But Should!) About Hollywood's Big Night

Oscars 2011

Oscar Trivia: What You Don't Know (But Should!) About Hollywood's Big Night

Originally posted 02/27/2011 06:00PM

Breathlessly awaiting the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony Sunday? Questions about the Oscars keeping you up at night: Who will be the next fashion stunner (or trainwreck) on the red carpet? Will The King's Speech beat The Social Network for Best Picture? And when was the last time an actor like 127 Hours nominee James Franco managed to co-host the ceremony and win an Oscar on the same night?

Never fear, PEOPLE has you covered. As for that last question – It was 1959, when co-host David Niven won Best Actor for Separate Tables. It's just one of many little-known facts revealed in Red Carpet Trivia Live, the live online game launching on PEOPLE.com during the Oscars Sunday night.

The game will offer a stream of questions and fun facts about the presenters and nominees as they appear on TV. Here's a chance to brush up on some trivia in advance with five things you may not know about Hollywood's golden night.

1. The red carpet runs through a mall
The Oscars may be the only major awards show held in a shopping mall. The home of the Academy Awards, the Kodak Theatre, is tucked away in the middle of Hollywood & Highland Center, just past an Aveda store and an Auntie Anne's Pretzels.

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Jesse Eisenberg Feels Like He's Doesn't Really Belong at the Oscars

Jesse Eisenberg Feels Like He's Doesn't Really Belong at the Oscars

Originally posted 02/09/2011 08:20AM

Hollywood award season sure takes Jesse Eisenberg back.

"I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews," the actor, 27, nominated as Best Actor for The Social Network, joked at the annual Oscar nominees' luncheon on Monday in Beverly Hills.

It's all a little nerve-wracking – not that he's complaining. "It's been nice, and I think the alternative would be if nobody liked your movie, so this is better," he says. "It's been an honor to be part of this long, overwhelming experience."

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SAG Stars: What's My Facebook Status Right Now

SAG Stars: What's My Facebook Status Right Now

Originally posted 01/31/2011 09:00AM

Kim Kardashian, Jesse Eisenberg and others play a game of imaginary social networking


Mark Zuckerberg Meets Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 01/30/2011 10:30AM

Confirming the buzz that had been building since last week, Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Saturday Night Live, meeting for the first time Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed him in The Social Network.

During Eisenberg's opening monologue, SNL standout Andy Samberg came onstage wearing Zuckerberg's trademark hoodie and a curly-haired wig.

Cameras then cut to the Facebook founder backstage with executive producer Lorne Michaels.  "Why can't I go in there? I'm the real Mark Zuckerberg!" he asked. "Come on. I invented Poking!"

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Jesse Eisenberg: I Hope I'm Not Peaking Too Soon

Jesse Eisenberg: I Hope I'm Not Peaking Too Soon

Originally posted 01/10/2011 03:45PM

Leave it to Jesse Eisenberg to find a dark cloud in the silver lining of awards season.

"It's very nice to be a part of something that's been received this well," the Golden Globe-nominated star of The Social Network tells PEOPLE, but adds with a laugh, "although it just kind of sets you up for a great disappointment later in life."

Eisenberg, 27, has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, but the New York-bred actor is still adjusting to being recognized by his peers.

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Will the SAG Award Winners Go on to Win Oscars?

Will the SAG Award Winners Go on to Win Oscars?

Originally posted 12/16/2010 10:00AM

Awards season officially kicked into high gear Thursday morning, with the announcement of the nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – roundly considered the strongest prognosticators of the performance Oscars.

Among the top SAG contenders are cast members of The Fighter – though leading man Mark Wahlberg didn't make the cut, while supporting players Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams did – and The King's Speech, Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right (minus Julianne Moore).

In the TV categories, such stalwarts as 30 Rock and Mad Men, along with their stars and featured actors, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, and Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, were recognized, as were cast members from the newcomers Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire.

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Celeb Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg | Jesse Eisenberg

Celeb Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg

Originally posted 10/14/2005 06:00AM

Age: 22Hometown: Queens, N.Y.Current gig: Playing the teen son of Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the divorce drama The Squid and the Whale

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