Final Jeopardy: Oscar Winners
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/19/2017) in the category “Oscar Winners” was:
He’s the only actor to win 3 Best Actor Oscars, the most recent for his portrayal of a U.S. President.
New champ Joanna Kimmitt won $9,999 yesterday. In her second game, she goes up against these guys: Tom Blake, from New York, NY; and Justin Broughman, from Strasburg, VA.
Round 1 Categories: Shakespearean in the Park – Types of Names – Sweet ’16 – Washington, D.C. – You Get a Car! – One “Day” at a Time
Joanna found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Washington, D.C.” under the $1,000 clue, with 4 clues still to go. She was in the lead with $4,800, $2,000 more than Tom in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
This 3-word motto is on D.C. license plates to protest its lack of voting rights; a 2016 proposal is start the motto “end” show
Joanna finished in the lead with $5,800. Tom and Justin were next, tied at $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: “R”ock Bands – European Mountains – A Zero Sum Game – The Butcher – The Baker – The Chandler
Justin found the first Daily Double in “European Mountains” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in second place with $4,000 now, $1,800 less than Joanna’s lead. He bet $1,200 but mispronounced the name so he was WRONG.
The principal chains of the northern part of this mountain range are the Ligurian, Tuscan & Umbrian. show
Joanna found the last Daily Double in “The Chandler” under the $1,200 clue, with 8 clues left after it. In the lead with $10,200, she had $600 more than Tom in second place. She bet $1,200 and took a guess with dark paths. That was WRONG.
Chandler wrote, “down” these paths a detective “must go”; the phrase became a 1973 Scorsese film title. show
Tom finished in the lead with $8,800. Joanna was next with $7,800 and Justin was in third place with $7,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Daniel Day Lewis won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Christy Brown in “My Left Foot” (1990). His second one came in 2008 for the role of Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood” (2007) and the third was for portraying our 16th President in “Lincoln” (2012). IMDB.com has a list of all his awards and nominations up to this date, which may remain that way if Daniel Day-Lewis completely retires, as he announced in June 2017.
Take a crack at this Sporcle Quiz and name all the actors who have won Best Actor two or more times. There’s only 9– well, 8 when you don’t even have to think about one ;)
Justin got it right. He doubled his score to $15,200.
Joanna thought it was Kevin Spacey. She lost her $7,500 bet and had $300 left.
Tom got it right, too. He bet $7,801 and won the game with $16,601. He is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
SWEET ’16 ($1000) Called thermae, these bearing the name of an emperor were completed in Rome in 216
THE BUTCHER ($2000) If you’re into experimenting, ask your butcher for the hip steak named for this mollusk
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “The Civil War”
There were about 900 casualties in the 1862 Battle of Secessionville, fought in this state. show