Final Jeopardy: The Oscars
The Final Jeopardy question (3/31/2016) in the category “The Oscars” was:
Since 1998 this actress has received 7 Oscar nominations, the most earned after age 60 by any performer.
2x champ Todd Giese is now up to $52,402 in winnings. Today he takes on these two players: Laura Mogul, from Port Washington, NY; and Fariha Ali, from Wellesley, MA.
Round 1 Categories: First Names – Hydrology – Country Rhyme Time – Middle S – National Statuary Hall – The College / Athlete
Laura found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Statuary Hall” under the $600 clue before the first break. She was in the lead with $2,800, twice as much as Fariha in second place. She bet $1,400 and she was RIGHT.
A statue of this governor & assassination victim stands solid for Louisiana. show
Laura finished in the lead with $8,600. Fariha was second with $3,200 and Todd was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: I Love a Symphony – Pup Quiz – The Wine Cellar – Odd Words – Victor – Hugo Award-Winning Novels
Todd found the first Daily Double in “The Wine Cellar” under the $2,000 clue with 10 clues left after it. In second place with $9,400, he had $2,000 less than Laura’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Read by Jimmy at UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture: “A treasure of the Special Collections Room is a 1934 vintage from Château Latour, 1 of the 4 Châteaux that in 1855 received first growth status in this French region.” show
Laura found the last Daily Double in “I Love a Symphony” under the $1.200 clue. There were 4 clues left after it. She was in second place with $11,000 now, $1,600 less than Todd’s lead. She bet $2,000 and left out a word so she was WRONG.
Fitting 4-word subtitle of the Dvorak symphony that Neil Armstrong listened to on his trip to the moon. show
Todd and Laura finished in a tie with $11,000 each. Fariha was right behind them with $10,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS JUDI DENCH?
Dame Judi Dench (born 12/9/1934) got her first Oscar nomination for her performance as Queen Victoria in “Mrs. Brown” (1997). In 1999, she won the Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in “Shakespeare in Love.” Since then, the diminutive dame (only 5’1″) has racked up another supporting actress nomination and 4 leading role nominations. Judi Dench Awards on IMDB
Fariha had Meryl Streep. She lost her $9,798 bet and finished with $602.
Laura wrote down “Katherine Hepburn” She bet and lost it all.
Todd got it right. His $11,000 bet brought him up to $22,000 and a 3-day total of $74,402. Three cheers for Todd!
These two triple stumpers were in the “Pup Quiz” category:
($1600) This boy reporter & adventurer created by Herge has a dog named Snowy
($2000) Brad Anderson created this comic strip canine back in 1954.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “19th Century Politics”
In 1884, George Pillsbury became mayor of this city. show