Final Jeopardy: The Oscars
The Final Jeopardy question (3/1/2017) in the category “The Oscars” was:
Jimmy Stewart starred in 3 of the 6 films for which this Italian immigrant was nominated for Best Director.
New champ Rob Liguori won $19,601 yesterday. In his second game, his opponents are: Kate Edwards, from Venice, CA; and Joe Friedman, from Charlotte, NC.
Round 1 Categories: Take Me Out to the Classical Music Game – Health & Medicine – Cliches – A Small College – Objects – Standup, Sitcom
Joe found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Cliches” under the $600 clue on the 18th pick of the round. He was in second place with $800, $3,400 less than Rob’s lead. He made it true Daily Double, rather than the $1,000 allowance, and he was RIGHT.
“Get out of” here refers to a sometimes lawless cattle city founded in 1872. show
Namor Mention: Alex Trebek said the Sub-Mariner was his favorite comic book character when he talked to Joe about his 25,000+ comic book collection. Oh, yeah? Then how come the Sub-Mariner never gets a clue?
Rob finished in the lead with $4,800. Joe was second with $3,400 and Kate was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: The Fruits of Labor – Literary Title Characters – The Great Depression – Color That Flag! – Sports Cars? – Plus “C”
Kate found the first Daily Double in “Literary Title Characters” under the $1,600 clue, with only 5 clues left after it. She was in third place with $3,200 at this point, $15,600 behind Rob’s lead. She bet $3,000 but did not have a guess so she was WRONG.
The name of this Sinclair Lewis minister is a byword for hypocrisy. show
2 clues later, Kate found the last Daily Double in “Color That Flag” under the $1,200 clue. She only had $200 now and decided to risk that and not go for the $2,000 allowance. One of her colors was WRONG.
China & Vietnam (2 colors). show
Rob finished with a runaway $20,400. Joe was next with $5,800 and Kate, at zero, was now out of the game.
BOTH contestants left in Final Jeopardy! got it right.
The 3 films Frank Capra directed that starred Jimmy Stewart were: “You Can’t Take It With You” (1938), “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939) and “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946). Each film earned him a Best Director nomination but he only won for the 1938 film. He already had 1 nomination: “Lady for a Day” (1933) and 2 wins: “It Happened One Night” (1934) and “Mr. Deed Goes to Washington (1936). See all Frank Capra awards on IMDB.
Oscar Embarrassment: At the 1934 ceremonies, Capra mistakenly thought he won Best Director for “Lady for a Day” when he was up against Frank Lloyd (“Cavalcade”). Presenter Will Rogers opened the envelope and said: “Come and get it, Frank.” Capra got up and headed toward the stage before realizing Rogers meant Lloyd.
Joe didn’t bet anything so he remained at $5,800.
Rob didn’t bet anything either since he already won the match. His 2-day total is $40,001.
A triple stumper from each round:
OBJECTS ($400) Also a word used in typesetting, it’s a receptacle for liquids especially holy water.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION ($2000) Many economists say this standard of fixed global exchange rates helped spread the Depression around the world
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Presidents and the White House”
When the current presidential occupant of the White House was born, this president was living there. show