Final Jeopardy: Oscar Nominees

The Final Jeopardy question (10/12/2012) in the category “Oscar Nominees” was:

One of his first Oscar nominations was for Best Actor; none of his 22 other Oscar nominations was for acting.

Our returning champ Stephanie Jass will definitely make the Tournament of Champions, even if she doesn’t add to her 4-day total of $90,170. These two players will see if one of them can make that happen today: Jennifer Hughes, from New York, NY and  Matt Bibb, from No. Hollywood, CA.

Matt found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Buffett Talks Business.” He was in second place with $3,000, $2,600 behind Stephanie in the lead. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.

If you understand a particular industry, put more capital into the companies you believe in; don’t bother with this strategy of putting eggs in different baskets.

Stephanie finished in the lead with $6,600. Matt was second with $5,800 and Jennifer was last with $2,200.

Stephanie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Rumors.” She was in the lead with $12,200, $1,200 more than Matt in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

This mischievous Shakespeare character says “I jest to Oberon… and sometime lurk I in a gossip’s bowl.”

Stephanie found the last Daily Double in “Prehistoric Times.” She had $15,400, a $7,200 lead over Matt in second place. She bet $1,000, and took a guess with bronze. That was WRONG.

During the Chalcolithic Period, 4,000-6,000 years ago, this metal became the first used for tools & weapons.

Stephanie finished in the lead with $14,400. Matt was next with $8,200 and Jennifer was in third place with $6,600.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Woody Allen was nominated for a record 14 times for Best Original Screenplay; He was also nominated once for Best Actor and six times for Direction.” (Wiki Answers)

Jennifer thought it was Martin Scorsese, who has never been nominated for Best Actor for any of his cameos or appearances as himself. She lost $2,201 and finished with $4,399.

Matt thought it was Robert Evans, who has appeared in 7 films, but never was nominated for Best Actor. That cost him $8,199 and he finished with a buck.

Stephanie wrote down Disney. Walt Disney holds the record for winning the most Oscars ever (22); however, he was never nominated for Best Actor. She bet $5,600 so she wound up winning the game with $8,800. Her 5-day total is now $98,970.

That moves Stephanie up to 4th place in the Top 12 Tournament of Candidate Champions, in terms of money won.

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