Final Jeopardy: The Oscars

The Final Jeopardy question (3/8/2013) in the category “The Oscars” was:

Brother & sister who were both nominated for 1969 Oscars: he for a screenplay, she for Best Actress; they didn’t win..

3-day champ Drew Horwood has been on a roll. His total winnings are up to $63,999. Today he is up against these two players: Yellowlees Douglas, from Gainesville, FL; and Mike Munley, from Kearny, NJ.

For the second time this week, Alex has asked about a contestant’s name. Yellowlees shared this info about hers: “It’s an old Scottish name… actually it’s a Norman name that came over with one of the knights of William the Conqueror,” adding that it has been in her family for 1,000 years but because they are not “big breeders,” there are only 5 Yellowlees on the planet. (According to her wikipedia entry, however, her given name is Jane.) The other time was with Monday’s champ, Dylan Wint. whose name was pronounced DYE-LIN because his father just wanted it to be different.

Mike found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Pins & Needles.” He was in last place with $400, $3,400 behind Yellowlees’ lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance, but didn’t know, so he took a guess with “clock.” That was WRONG.

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Drew finished in the lead with $5,200. Yellowlees was second with $4,600 and Mike was last with $3,800.

Drew found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Kiddy Lit.” He was in the lead with $12,000, $1,400 more than Mike in second place. He bet $2,000 and it’s safe to say he’s never seen The Witch’s Rap in “Into the Woods.” He pulled out a guess, a great one because it was RIGHT.

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Yellowlees found the last Daily Double in “Biology.” She was in third place with $5,400, $8,600 behind Drew’s lead. She bet $2,000, and she was RIGHT.

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Drew finished in the lead with $15,200. Mike was next with $11,800 and Yellowlees was in third place with $10,200.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO ARE PETER FONDA AND JANE FONDA?

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards, honoring the best in 1969 entertainment, were presented on April 7, 1970.¬†Peter Fonda was nominated, together with Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, for an Oscar in the category Best Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced, for “Easy Rider.” William Goldman won in that category for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Jane Fonda was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.” Maggie Smith won for her performance in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” Smith was not present at the ceremony and Alice Ghostley, most famous at the time for her work on “Bewitched” accepted the award for her.

Yellowlees wrote down “Warren Beatty and Shirley.” Time ran out before she could get MacLaine in, but it would have been wrong even if she did. She lost $7,000 and finished with $3,200.

Mike wrote down something down he called “gibberish” but Alex thought it said “iodines.” He lost $8,601 and finished with $3,199.

Drew wrote down “the Cappolas.” He lost $8,401 and finished with $6,799, enough to remain champ another day. His 4-day total is $70,798 and he will be back with us on Monday.

More Oscar trivia: Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine have multiple no win Oscar nominations but they were never nominated in the same year. They also each have a win from different years. As Alex said, The Oscars is a popular category on Jeopardy! so if you’re thinking of getting on the show, study up on your Academy Award Trivia. You never know when they might throw one at you, but when they do, what you can probably count on is that it will be from a movie that was out when you were a baby or before you were even born.

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