Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 15, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Recent Oscar Winners) for Thursday, June 15, 2017:

For his portrayal of a famous man born in the 1940s, he was the first actor born in the ’80s to win the Best Actor Oscar

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Debb Johnson, a retired teacher from Columbia, Maryland
Debb Johnson on Jeopardy!
Jacob Jenkelowitz, a lawyer from the Bronx, New York
Jacob Jenkelowitz on Jeopardy!
Phil Ricciardi, a management consultant from North Wales, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $33,400)
Phil Ricciardi on Jeopardy!

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Who is Eddie Redmayne?


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Eddie Redmayne (born in 1982) won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 15, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Debb $18,600
    Phil $12,700
    Jacob $4,700

    Final results:
    Jacob $4,700 – $2,500 = $2,200 (Who is diCaprio?)
    Phil $12,700 – $3,200 = $9,500 (Who is Russell Crowe?)
    Debb $18,600 – $5,900 = $12,700 (Who is Leonardo diCaprio?) (1-day total: $12,700)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Phil $10,600
    Debb $4,600
    Jacob $800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) AIN’T NOTHING BUT A SANDWICH $800 (19th pick)
    Debb 2000 +2000 (Phil 6400 Jacob 600)

    2) 9-LETTER WORDS $1600 (5th pick)
    Phil 11000 -1500 (Debb 6600 Jacob 1200)
    3) MINORITY REPORT $800 (22nd pick)
    Jacob 1200 +1100 (Debb 16600 Phil 11100)

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Debb $17,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Phil $14,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer
    Jacob $4,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

    Phil Ricciardi, final stats:
    47 correct
    8 incorrect
    0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    42.98% in first on buzzer (49/114)
    Average Coryat: $16,800

    Debb Johnson, stats to date:
    17 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
    Average Coryat: $17,400

    Debb Johnson, to win:
    2 games: 59.18%
    3: 35.03%
    4: 20.73%
    5: 12.27%
    6: 7.26%
    Avg. streak: 2.450 games.

    With a projected 51 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.8438 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0515).
    An average of 2.8759 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2661).

    An early cutoff took place 5.873% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Debb Johnson qualified 16.393% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 61.088% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 21.411% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.394% of the time.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | June 15, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    Ì would never have come up with the correct answer; guess I’ve lived too long to remember everything or even WANT to KNOW about things that are meaningless.

  3. Did anyone expect Phil to win again today?

  4. john blahuta | June 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm | Reply

    Lucky for Debb that Phil did not stay put. Otherwise = a tie. Imo she should have wagered 5,499 to be on the safe side, presuming she expected nobody to get it right. It looks like nobody was to comfy with the category. Phil covered for second place.
    Btw , the THIRD COMPLETE WIPE OUT in 4 games for this week…..([email protected], Nostradamus the other 2 ) While Italy @France were kind of easy for me, it took me a while to come up with Nostradamus. Today I would have had NO IDEA. Did not see the film, never heard of the actor either….

  5. usually I have no idea what the answer is, but today, as soon as it came up on the tv, I started screaming “EDDIE REDMAYNE AS STEPHEN HAWKING IN THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING!” repeatedly until the answers were revealed. i have never screamed so hard or been more excited in my life. So glad I finally got onw right! and it was about by favorite actor too! such a gentleman and great actor he is, especially in fantastic beasts and where to find them!

  6. freddie leonard | June 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    Who the heck is Eddie Redmayne?

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