Final Jeopardy: The Movies
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/11/2018) in the category “The Movies” was:
It’s the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an internet streaming service.
New champ Gilbert Collins won $8,399 yesterday. In his second game, his competitors are: Rebecca Zoshak, from State College, PA; and Julie Zauzmer, from Washington, D.C.
Round 1 Categories: Plumbing for Clues – College Hoops – State Seals – Post “Ap”ocalypse – I’m Just Not That Into You – Ghosting
Gilbert found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Seals” under the $1,000 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He was the only one with any money, a substantial $3,800 he mostly got from running the “College Hoops” category. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Each ray of the large star on its state seal has an emblem of one of the 5 Civilized Tribes. show
Gilbert finished in the lead with $8,000. Julie was second with $3,600 and Rebecca was last with $800.
Round 2 Categories: Mycology & Mythology – Early America – Europea”N” Geography – Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – Rhyming Phrases – Vinyl Resting Place
Julie found the first Daily Double in “Europea’N’ Geography” under the $1,200 clue on the 13th pick. She was in third place with $4,400 at this point, $5,600 behind Gilbert’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed Nantes. That was WRONG.
This city is about 20 miles northeast of Cannes. show
Gilbert found the last Daily Double in “Bartlett’s Familar Quotations” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $12,400, he had $5,600 more than Rebecca in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1798 he told his men, “From the summit of yonder pyramids forty centuries look down upon you” show
Gilbert finished in the lead with $14,400. Rebecca was next with $7,600 and Julie was in third place with $3,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right. Turned out there was a reason for that.
Early in 2016, Amazon Studios scored quite a coup when 6 Oscar nods, including Best Picture, went to “Manchester by the Sea” and it became the first streaming service to achieve such a feat. It went on to win 2 Oscars: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan).
Julie got it right. She bet $3,798 bringing her up to $7,598.
Rebecca just had a question mark. She lost $7,575, leaving her with $25.00.
Gilbert wrote down “The Social Network.” That only cost him $401 so he won the match with $14,399. His 2-day total is $22,798
Clue Screw Up: A clip of Alex Trebek came up next. He said: “A word about today’s Final Jeopardy!, ladies and gentlemen: we could have been a little more precise with our wording. We should have indicated that “Manchester by the Sea” was distributed by a streaming service, not produced by one. The contestant who was affected by this has been invited back and will appear with us again later this year.”
So Rebecca Zoshak will be back to play another game. Hope she wins. Maybe the cluewriters should check the film’s Awards page on IMDB next time. The Best Picture Oscar goes to the producers and who will get it is always listed there.
A triple stumper from each round:
GHOSTING ($800) A governess is convinced that the 2 children in her care see ghosts in this novella by Henry James
RHYMING PHRASES ($800) A full-length monster movie
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Adventure Literature”
In Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, explorers enter an Icelandic volcano & emerge on this island off Sicily. show