Final Jeopardy: Oscar Nominations
The Final Jeopardy question (3/28/2014), in the category “Oscar Nominations” was:
Prior to “Silver Linings Playbook”, the last film to get Oscar noms. in all 4 acting categories was this film partly set in Russia.
New champ Amy Nienaber won $21,000 in yesterday’s game. Today she takes on these two players: Julia Levine, from Los Angeles, CA; and Douglas Beeler, from Roanoake, VA.
Round 1: Julia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Declaration of Independence” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $3,600, $400 ahead of Amy in second place. She bet $1,000 and thought it was “innate”, suggesting “unnate” as the outcome. That was WRONG.
Type of right with which men are “endowed by their creator”; in the drafting it changed from “in” to “un”. show
Amy finished in the lead with $7,000. Julia was second with $6,200 and Douglas was last with $1,000.
Round 2: Amy found the first Daily Double in “We’ve Got Chemistry” under the $800 clue. She was in the lead with $9,400, $800 ahead of Julia in second place. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Amy found the last Daily Double in “Blowing My Mind” under the $800 clue. In the lead with a hefty $23,400, she now had $14,000 more than Julia in second place. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.
This character’s name came from blowing files off his nose when his arms were stiff after a honey hunt. show
Amy finished in the lead with a runaway $28,200. Julia was next with $9,800 and Douglas was in third place with $4,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Maureen Stapleton were all nominated in the 4 acting categories, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Reds (1981) before Silver Linings Playbooks. Maureen Stapleton was the only winner. Beatty was also nominated for Best Director and Original Screenplay, making him the third person to ever achieve that distinction for a film nominated for Best Picture, besides Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) and Woody Allen (Annie Hall).
Since Silver Linings Playbooks, the stars of American Hustle were nominated in all 4 acting categories. See the complete list of films so honored on wikipedia.
Douglas drew a blank. He bet it all and lost it all.
Julia thought it was Dr. Zhivago (1965 film, 1 acting nom.). She only bet $10 so she finishing with $9,790.
Amy got it right and added a shoutout to her ex-dental hygienist, Ruth. Her $1,800 bet brought her up to a nice even win of $30,000. Her 2-day total is $51,000. Good work, Amy!
We will have to wait a week to see Amy’s next game. Next week, the Battle of the Decades continues with top champs from the 2000s. How excited is everyone to see the return of super champs Ken Jennings and Roger Craig? See who else is coming back here.
2 years ago:: TWO players got this FJ in “Space Exploration”.
On March 17, 2011 a probe called MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to orbit this planet. show