Final Jeopardy: The Oscars
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/27/2017) in the category “The Oscars” was:
This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. Presidents, both for 1990s films.
5x champ Justin Vossler went $10,000 over the $100,000 mark yesterday. In Game 6, his challengers are: Shadi Peterman, from St. Louis, MO; and Ryan Kious, from Albuquerque, NM.
Round 1 Categories: State Flags – Pennants – The Jolly Roger – The “Star”s & “Stripe”s – Try Color – The Union, Jack
Ryan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Jolly Roger” under the $800 clue, with only 3 clues left after it. He was in second place with $5,600, $800 less than Justin’s lead. He bet $1,600 and thought it was the Bill of Rights. That was WRONG.
Between signing the Declaration of Independence & the Constitution, Roger Sherman autographed this govt- organizing document in 1777. show
Justin finished in the lead with $6,400. Ryan was second with $4,000 and Shadi was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: The Literary Dr. Phil Show – 14-letter Words – Botany – The Bridge & Tunnel Crowd – Rock & Roll Hall of Famers by Hit – Let’s All Go to the Library
Justin found the first Daily Double in “Botany” under the $1,200 clue on the 13th pick. He was in the lead with $9,200 at this point, $800 more than Ryan in second place. He bet $1,200 and thought it was ground ivy. That was WRONG.
Also known as the trailing arbutus, it’s said to have been named by the Pilgrims; its bloom was the first seen in the Spring of 1621. show
Shadi got the last Daily Double in “Bridge & Tunnel” under the $2,000 clue, the very last one. In third place with $7,800, she had $2,600 less than Ryan’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT, much to her surprise!
Named for its engineer, this tunnel from Manhattan to Jersey City opened in 1927. show
Ryan finished in the lead with $10,400. Justin was next with $10,000 and Shadi was right behind them with $9,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Anthony Hopkins was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of the 37th U.S. President in “Nixon” (1995). He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the 6th U.S. President in “Amistad” (1997). Wikipedia has a sortable list of all the actors who have played real U.S. Presidents. According to that list, Hopkins is the only English actor to portray John Quincy Adams so far, but he is not the only English actor to play Richard Nixon. Robert Wisden played Nixon in “Watchmen” (2009).
Shadi thought it was Daniel Day Lewis. She lost her $3,000 bet and finished with $6,800.
Justin had the same response. He lost his $4,000 bet, leaving him with $6,000.
Ryan made it unanimous. He lost $9,601 and landed in third place with $799.
That made Shadi the new Jeopardy! champ, much to her surprise once again.
That 15th Clue: THE UNION, JACK ($400) In November 1862 this bewhiskered man replaced General McClellan as head of union troops. Ryan added an S to the General’s name. Alex asked him if he did that and he said “I did.” That made it wrong but it was not offered to the other players.
A triple stumper from each round:
THE JOLLY ROGER ($1000) An English dance called the Sir Roger de Coverley evolved into a jolly dance for couples called this state’s reel
THE LITERARY DR. PHIL SHOW ($2000) It’s time to search your heart & try to forgive yourself right now for axing that pawnbroker & her half sister
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Major League Baseball”
This major league team’s colors are Sedona red, Sonoran sand and black. show