Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 19, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Oscar Winners) for Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 29):

He’s the only actor to win 3 Best Actor Oscars, the most recent for his portrayal of a U.S. President

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Tom Blake, a video producer from New York, New York
Tom Blake on Jeopardy!
Justin Broughman, a high school social studies teacher from Strasburg, Virginia
Justin Broughman on Jeopardy!
Joanna Kimmitt, a librarian from Long Beach, California (1-day total: $9,999)
Joanna Kimmitt on Jeopardy!

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Who is Daniel Day-Lewis?

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Daniel Day-Lewis’ 3 Oscars have come for his roles in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln. He was also nominated for Best Actor for In The Name of the Father and Gangs of New York. Shockingly, after completing his role in Phantom Thread (which will be released later this year), Day-Lewis announced that he would be retiring from acting.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Tom $8,800
Joanna $7,800
Justin $7,600


Tonight’s results:
Justin $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200
Joanna $7,800 – $7,500 = $300 (Who is Kevin Spacey?)
Tom $8,800 + $7,801 = $16,601 (1-day total: $16,601)


Tom Blake, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 19, 2017 episode).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Joanna $5,800
Tom $2,800
Justin $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WASHINGTON, D.C. $1000 (26th pick)
Joanna 4800 +1000 (Tom 2800 Justin 2400)
2) EUROPEAN MOUNTAINS $1200 (3rd pick)
Justin 4000 -1200 (Joanna 5800 Tom 2800)
3) THE CHANDLER $1200 (22nd pick)
Joanna 10200 -1200 (Tom 9600 Justin 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -21


Unplayed clues:
J! round: WASHINGTON, D.C. $200, YOU GET A CAR $200
DJ! Round: THE CHANDLER $400
Total $ Left On Board: $800


Game Stats:
Tom $8,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
Justin $8,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
Joanna $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $26,600
Lach Trash: $16,600 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600


Joanna Kimmitt, final stats:
32 correct
7 incorrect
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
29.73% in first on buzzer (33/111)
Average Coryat: $9,300


Tom Blake, stats to date:
16 correct
3 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54)
Average Coryat: $8,800


Tom Blake, to win:
2 games: 33.32%
3: 11.10%
4: 3.70%
5: 1.23%
6: 0.41%
Avg. streak: 1.500 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 19, 2017"

  1. That is one of the easiest Final Jeopardy questions of all time

  2. I swear they have used this answer before for final Jeopardy.

  3. It is amazing that a person can answer so many questions in order to qualify to get on the show, yet miss this Final question. Joanna answered those tough musical instrument questions on Wednesday, yet missed today’s Final. I am often amazed what people know and what they don’t know, no rhyme or reason.

  4. Is there some significance to the newly-appearing asterisks bracketing the Triple Stumper total, or am I seeing them because it’s no longer formatted in boldface and my browser has a problem rendering it? I see the asterisks in both Chrome and Internet Explorer?

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