Final Jeopardy: The Oscars
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/1/2017) in the category “The Oscars” was:
For 1992, this New Yorker was the first man with 2 acting Oscar nominations in the same year for different films.
3x champ Anand Kandaswamy now has $57,001, after 2 runaway games this week. In his 4th game, his challengers are: Jenny Wrigley, from Olive Branch, MS; and Rahul Jain, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Take a Hike! – Shades of Blue – Golf – 19th Century America – It’s a “Lock” – Ben Franklin’s Drinker’s Dictionary – Ichthyology
Anand found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “19th Century America” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $800, $200 more than Jenny in second place. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
From 1840 to 1860 this island of 8 million sent 1.7 million immigrants to the United States. show
Jenny finished in the lead with $6,400. Rahul was second with $4,600 and Anand was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: Borrowed Words – Old National Anthems – Authors’ New Directions – A Marriage Made in… – Kevin
Jenny found the first Daily Double in “Authors’ New Directions” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. She was in the lead with $6,800 now, $2,200 more than Rahul in second place. She bet $1,200 and thought it was Ian Fleming. That was WRONG.
He temporarily dropped the spy stuff in 1971’s “The Naive and Sentimental Lover” show
Rahul found the last Daily Double in “National Anthems” under the $1,200 clue, with 5 clues left after it. In second place with $11,800, he had $4,800 less than Jenny’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
Until 2003 this Middle East nation used “The Land of Two Rivers” show
Jenny finished in the lead with $18,600. Rahul was next with $11,200 and Anand was in third place with $1,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
At the 65th Annual Academy Awards held on March 29, 1993, Al Pacino won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Scent of a Woman” (1992) as the blind Army Lt. Col. Frank Slade. He was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his Ricky Roma role in “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992), but Gene Hackman won for his work in “Unforgiven” (1992).
Taste of Cinema.com has a great article, “11 Actors Nominated Twice for the Academy Award in the Same Year,” showing all the ladies who got double noms all the way back to 1939. Barry Fitzgerald’s double nod in 1945 is also listed but, as noted, that was for the same role in the same film (“Going My Way” 1944).
Anand got it right. He didn’t bet anything so he stayed at $1,600.
Rahul thought it was Robert De Niro. He lost his $7,900 bet, leaving him $3,300.
Jenny also got it right. She added $3,801 to win the match with $22,401. She is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
SHADES OF BLUE ($1000) Almay makes a loose finishing one
AUTHORS’ NEW DIRECTIONS ($400) Pregnant in 1959, Sylvia Plath wrote “the It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit” for these people
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “International Sports”
Its name refers to safety efforts that currently restrict cylinder capacity & prohibit supercharging. show