Who hit the headlines in the world of showbiz this year and how many of these stories do you remember?

1. Which Steve McQueen film won Best Picture Oscar ...? 
2 ... And who won the Best Actress award for her role in Blue Jasmine? 
3. Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor Oscar for his role in which movie 
as Ron Woodroof, a man diagnosed with HIV? 
4. Which Disney movie won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar? 
5. Who won the Man Booker Prize with The Narrow Road To The Deep North, a story set in a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand
-Burma Death Railway? 
6. Which unlikely celeb announced his intention to stand for the Reality Party  for Salford and Eccles in the 2015 General Election ...? 
7. Which hit song by Pharrell Williams remains the biggest selling single of  2014? 
8. Which Classical-pop quartet topped the UK chart with Rather Be featuring Jess Glynne on vocals? 
9. Which singer bizarrely live-tweeted a series of videos dancing and singing around his American actress wife in a US hospital delivery room as she was about to give birth to their second son? 
10. Which controversial artist designed this year’s Brit Award trophy? 
11. Who was named Best British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards? 
12. Which act picked up Brit awards for both British Album of the year and Best British Group? 
13. Which 67-year-old rock star, absent from the ceremony, picked up his second Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist ...? 
14 ... And who collected the award on his behalf wearingan iconic Ziggy Stardust playsuit?? 
15. Which film took the Bafta gong for Best Film And Adapted Screenplay ...? 
16 ... And who picked up the Best Leading Actor Bafta for his role in 12 Years A Slave? 
17. Who won Best Leading Actor in Television Bafta for his portrayal as murderer Stephen Morton in the acclaimed drama Southcliffe? 
18. Which band was named Best Current Act and Best Live Act at the Q Awards...? 
19 ... And who picked up this year’s Q Award as Best Solo Artist ...? 
20 ... And which iconic guitarist received the prestigious Gibson Les Paul Award? 
21. Whose controversial Oscar Pistorius joke didn’t go down well with the audience as he hosted the Q Awards in London? 
22. Who did Lebanon-born British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin tie the knot with in September ...? 
23 ... And where in the world did the wedding take place? 
24. Who married American film director Andrew Levitas at Hampton Court Palace? 
25 ... And what were the couple given special permission by Buckingham Palace to do at their wedding venue? 
26. Which US actors became the proud parents of their second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman? 
27. Who donned a low-cut white corset, fishnet stockings and a feathery cape to launch her new book Make My Wish Come True? 
28. Which London singer swept the board at the MOBO awards, winning four gongs? 
29. Who returned to the stage after 35 years to perform her Before The Dawn shows? 
30. Who apologised after comments she made about convicted rapist and footballer Ched Evans on ITV’s Loose Women show prompte d a Twitter  backlash? 
31. Which TV favourite published his memoir, More Fool Me? 
32. Who became the first celeb to be ousted from this year’s Strictly series? 
33. Which comedian and life-long Doctor Who fan made an appearance in the sci-fi as Perkins, chief engineer of an intergalactic Orient Express? 
34. 1960s TV classic The Clangers returned to our screens with who as the narrator? 
35. What milestone did TV series Crimewatch reach in 2014? 
36. Which hit singer of the 1970s and 1980s, born Bernard Jewry and known for his quiff, sideburns and black gloves, died in October? 
37. What was said to have angered locals and caused Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his team to be thrown out of Argentina by state officials? 
38. Which former Sugababes singer surprised fans by marrying fiancé Marcio Rafael Sousa Rosa just six days after getting engaged? 
39. Which The Pet Shop Boys’ hit first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley, was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote? 
40. Which US publication won an Emmy for its groundbreaking coverage of Edward Snowden’s disclosures about mass surveillance by US intelligence agencies? 
41. Which bassist and singer of 1960s supergroup Cream died in October, aged 71? 
42. The Royal College of Music awarded the first John Barry Scholarship for Film Composition to which budding Essex-born soundtrack composer? 
43. In which city did the world-renowned Picasso museum reopen after being closed for five years for renovations and expansion? 
44. Events were held in Wales, London and New York to mark 100 years since the birth of which iconic poet ...? 
45 ... And who played him in the BBC drama A Poet In New York? 
46. London’s National Portrait Gallery showcased works by which maverick 
British artist in an exhibition entitled Who Are You?
47. Who was given a posthumous Pride Of Britain award after capturing the country’s hearts with his attitude to living with cancer that helped raise £5m for the Teenage Cancer Trust? 
48. Which act were named Best International Band at the NME Awards? 
49. Who topped a list of Britain’s top 100 entrepreneurs by Management Today magazine? 
50. Which former BBC Radio 1 DJ asked for his song in support of UKIP to be withdrawn from sale following complaints that the Calypso, performed with a mock Caribbean accent, was racist? 


Answers: 1 12 Years A Slave; 2 Cate Blanchett; 3 Dallas Buyers Club; 4 Frozen; 5 Richard Flanagan; 6 Bez (Mark Berry) from Happy Mondays; 7 Happy; 8 Clean Bandit; 9 Robbie Williams; 10 Tracey Emin; 11 Ellie Goulding; 12 Arctic Monkeys; 
13 David Bowie; 14 Kate Moss; 15 Philomena;  16 Chiwetel Ejiofor; 17 Sean Harris; 18 Kasabian; 19 Ed Sheeran; 20 Johnny Marr; 21 Jimmy Carr’s; 22 George Clooney; 23 Venice; 24 Katherine Jenkins; 25 Fly the Welsh flag; 
26 Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman; 27 Katie Price; 28 Sam Smith; 29 Kate Bush; 30 Judy Finnigan; 31 Stephen Fry; 32 Gregg Wallace; 33 Frank Skinner; 34 Michael Palin; 35 30 years; 36 Alvin Stardust; 37 Protest at number plate H982 FKL said to refer to the 1982 Falklands war; 38 Amelle Berrabah; 39 Always On My Mind; 40 The Guardian; 41 Jack Bruce; 42 Mitchell Tanner; 43 Paris; 44 Dylan Thomas; 45 Tom Hollander; 46 Grayson Perry; 47 Stephen Sutton; 
48 Haim; 49 Victoria Beckham; 50 Mike Read.