Final Jeopardy: Actors & Oscars
The Final Jeopardy question (3/14/2014), in the category “Actors & Oscars” was:
He was nominated for Oscars in 5 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 1978 role as a Nazi hunter.
New champ Matt Kish won yesterday’s game with a total of $23,201. Today he is up against these two players: Cameron Yahr, from Encinitas, CA; and Thad McCollum, from Orlando, FL.
Round 1: Cameron found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Close Quarters” under the $800 clue. She was in second place lead with $3,200, $600 less than Matt’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Get revved up and tell us the name of this state. show
Cameron finished in the lead with $6,200. Thad was second with $5,200 and Matt was last with $4,400.
Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “Baseball Teams” under the $2,000 clue. He was now in the lead with $7,200, $800 more than Thad in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1869 a club based in this, now a National League city, became the first all-professional baseball team. show
Matt found the last Daily Double in “Pony Expressions” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $16,400, he had $4,600 more than Cameron in second place. He bet $2,000 and didn’t know, so he took a shot with “Tony.” Hey, it rhymes with pony but, alas, it was WRONG.
A nursery rhyme says, “I had a little pony, his name was” this; “I lent him to a lady to ride a mile away.” show
When Matt got that last DD, Alex Trebek said he was $5,000 ahead of third place (Thad), but he was actually $6,000 ahead. After losing that DD, Matt forgot the category on the $1,600 clue in “P” scientists, giving an answer that began with a B.
That helped Thad finish in the lead with $14,400. Matt was next with $12,800 and Cameron was in third place with $11,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Sir Laurence Olivier is admired the world over as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. His first Best Actor Oscar nomination was for the role of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939). His last was for Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman in The Boys from Brazil (1978). In between were many nominations and one win: Rebecca (1940), Henry V (1946), Hamlet (1948) – won, Richard III (1956), The Entertainer (1960), Othello (1965), Sleuth (1972). (Academy Award for Best Actor – wikipedia)
Olivier was nominated for Best Actor a total of 9 times, an accomplishment matched by only one other actor so far. show
Cameron wrote down Gregory Peck, (nom. 5x; he was the evil Dr. Mengele in Boys from Brazil). That cost her everything she had.
Matt thought it was Clark Gable (nom. 3x; died in 1960). He lost his $10,801 bet and finished with $1,999.
Thad came up with “John” and said he was going for Barrymore (no Best Actor noms; died in 1942). Thad bet $12,000 so he finished with $2,400 and that was $400 more than he needed to win the game. Thad McCollum will be the returning champ on Monday.
2 years ago:: Only ONE player got this FJ in Literature.
This 1928 novel was partly based on the author’s wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli show