Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 11, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Movies) for Thursday, January 11, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 89):

It’s the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an Internet streaming service

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Rebecca Zoshak, a language specialist from State College, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Zoshak on Jeopardy!
Julie Zauzmer, a reporter & balloon twister from Washington, DC
Julia Zauzmer on Jeopardy!
Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey (1-day total: $8,399)
Gilbert Collins on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Manchester by the Sea?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Variety reported on this first back when Manchester by the Sea received its nomination. It was Amazon’s first Best Picture nomination.

Unlike Netflix, though, even though Amazon will buy films for its digital platform, they will also give their films theatrical releases. It grossed over $77 million in theatres worldwide, per Box Office Mojo.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Gilbert $14,800
Rebecca $7,600
Julie $3,800


Tonight’s results:
Julie $3,800 + $3,798 = $7,598
Rebecca $7,600 – $7,575 = $25 (What is ?)
Gilbert $14,800 – $401 = $14,399 (What is The Social Network?) (2-day total: $22,798)


Gilbert Collins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 11, 2018 episode.)


After the Final Jeopardy! round, Alex came on again. He said, “A word about today’s Final Jeopardy, ladies and gentlemen. We could have been a little more precise with our wording. We should have indicated that Manchester by the Sea was distributed by a streaming service, not produced by one. The contestant who was affected by this has been invited back and will appear with us again later this year.”

So, it looks like we’ll be seeing Rebecca again in the future!

You can find other instances of contestants being invited back on my “Returning to the Show” page.


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Gilbert $8,000
Julie $3,600
Rebecca $800



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATE SEALS $1000 (10th pick)
Gilbert 3800 +2000 (Julie 0 Rebecca -400)
2) EUROPEA”N” GEOGRAPHY $1200 (14th pick)
Julie 4400 -3000 (Gilbert 10000 Rebecca 4800)
3) [u]BARTLETT’S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS[/u] $1200 (23rd pick)
Gilbert 12400+2000 (Rebecca 6800 Julie 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 1


Unplayed clues:
J! round: PLUMBING FOR CLUES $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: VINYL RESTING PLACE $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400


Game Stats:
Gilbert $13,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer
Julie $6,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
Rebecca $7,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $16,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200


Gilbert Collins, stats to date:
36 correct, 6 incorrect
35.24% in first on buzzer (37/105)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100


Rebecca Zoshak, stats to date:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
20.75% in first on buzzer (11/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600


Gilbert Collins, to win:
3 games: 42.03%
4: 17.66%
5: 7.42%
6: 3.12%
7: 1.31%
Avg. streak: 2.725 games.


Rebecca Zoshak, to win:
1 game: 27.68%
2: 7.66%
3: 2.12%
4: 0.59%
5: 0.16%
Avg. streak: 0.383 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 11, 2018"

  1. A.C. Thomas | January 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm |

    That FJ wording threw me off for sure, but I’m also sure I wouldn’t have been able to come up with the correct response even if it had been specified correctly.

  2. john blahuta | January 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm |

    At least the 1 day jinx is broken, maybe…..Will we see 5,6,….wins in a row by Gilbert? I am even more curious when we will see the first game with all clues played, or maybe just 1 left on the board?Since Gilbert had almost a runaway , had only to wager 401 with no DD left and Rebecca getting FJ wrong at least it did not matter today. If 4 or more clues are left overall then maybe J should take one category out of the J round? I know that would not be right either, but how about taking 2 commercials out and save a minute, or….or….there has to be a solution. Maybe don’t have 5, 6 line clues? There is no denying that the results can and are altered when 4 to 6 clues are left and a DD in DJ to boot.The leader could wager high to make it a runaway, the second placed contestant could go for broke when s/he has 7 K and is 6 K behind..we have seen very high wagers before that turned the game around.So PLEASE J, fix this situation! I know I am not the only viewer who is frustrated, not to mention the players.

    • John, it’s just a temporary blip that happens from time to time. We’ll get back to “normal” soon.

    • John you are way too focused on there being clues left on the board. Like I tried saying yesterday, that is now part of the strategy. Of course they’re not going to cut commercials for the sake of 2-3 clues being left.

  3. When was this episode originally filmed?

  4. freddie leonard | January 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm |

    I don’t understand why Rebecca is being invited back if she didn’t even furnish a response in final.

    • Because the question as posed had no correct response in the eyes of the judges, and it affected Rebecca’s chances to win (namely, she needed a correct response in order to win), she thus gets invited back.

  5. Both contestants should be invited back to make it fair.

    • I disagree completely with this. Julie had no chance of winning the game, Rebecca did. You only get invited back if the error actually cost you a chance at a victory.

      • I agree with Andy – with the wagers each contestant made it would be impossible for Julie to win with any of the eight possible outcomes (now crediting her with the extra thousand for second place when in doubt would be a different story).

  6. I guessed Birdman. I need to brush up on all this newfangled technology. If they asked about movies from the 1970s I would have been golden.

    I, for one, like the fact that a few clues are being left at game’s end. The strategy helps a good player keep control of the board, all the while completely avoiding a tough category for the good player. For example, in Double Jeopardy, I would go after Presidents, Art, African Capitals, and Old Movies hoping time will expire before the Rap Music category is reached. Just the way I look at things.

  7. The “1 day jinx” was broken on January 8th by 2-time winner Brandon Brooks…

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