Final Jeopardy: The Oscars
The Final Jeopardy question (2/9/2017) in the category “The Oscars” was:
Since “The Godfather Part II”, this film has been the only sequel to win Best Picture.
New champ Kirstin Cutts won $11,001 yesterday. Today she takes on these two ladies: Kate Reed Hauenstein, from Cedar Park, TX; and Megan Hersman, from Chicago, IL.
Round 1 Categories: Countries’ Newspapers – Potent Potables – Man vs. Beast – Playing Tribute – “V”ocabulary – Slamilton
Kirstin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Man vs. Beast” under the $800 clue. Only one clue remained after it. She was in second place with $3,800, $1,800 less than Kate’s lead. She bet $1,000 and thought it was a bull. That was WRONG.
In a Hawthorne story, a witch makes one of these to protect her corn, then brings him to life. show
Kate finished in the lead with $5,800. Kirstin was second with $3,800 and Megan was last, in the hole for $200.
Round 2 Categories: Love – TV Nicknames – The OED, from Poise to Quelt – Municipal Literature – -ologies – Alphanumerically Yours
Kate found the first Daily Double in “Love” under the $1,200 clue on the 15th pick. She was in the lead with $9,200 at this point, $2,600 more than Kirstin in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
From the Greek for “carry”, these scents are released by some insects to attract members of the opposite sex. show
Kirstin found the last Daily Double in “OED” under the $1,200 clue. Only two other clues in the same category were still on the board. In second place with $11,000, she had $3,600 less than Kate’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
“One who practices the art of boxing” show
Kirstin got those last 2 clues and finished in the lead with $17,100. Kate was next with $14,600 and Megan was in the hole for $1,000. That meant she was out of FJ and automatically awarded the $1,000 prize.
NEITHER remaining contestant got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Godfather II” (1974) and “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) are actually the only two sequels to have won Best Picture Oscars to date. Both films were nominated for 11 Oscars. “Return of the King” won all 11. Godfather II won 6 out of its 11 nominations, but to be fair, 9 is the most it could have won to begin with because 3 of the nominations were in the Best Supporting Actor category.
More Jeopardy! clues on “Return of the King” and other films from 2003.
Kate wasn’t stumped with this one, as Alex suggested. She just didn’t have enough time to get the whole title in. She got as far as “Lord of the Rings: Return.” She bet and lost it all.
Kirstin wrote down “sorry.” She lost her $2,499 bet, winning her second match with the $14,601 she had left. Her 2-day total is $25,602
A triple stumper from each round:
COUNTRIES’ NEWSPAPERS ($1000) Muscat Daily
MUNICIPAL LITERATURE ($2000) This writer from Lowell portrayed small-town Mass. & big New York City in his first novel, 1950’s “The Town & the City”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “World Geography”
Not in the 10 longest, this 1,560 mile river in a fertile basin flows by 29 cities of over 100,000 people. show