Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 21st Century Oscar Winners) for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 103):
This man won Best Supporting Actor twice, both for films that won Best Picture
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ryan Wenstrup-Moore, an associate director of social media from Cincinnati, Ohio
|Joshua Swiger, a private tour company owner from Kapolei, Hawaii
|Sarah Frontiera, a graduate student from Santa Monica, California (2-day total: $52,402)
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Correct response: Who is Mahershala Ali?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
This clue is very similar to the one that ran during Greatest of All Time, Game 3! Except that instead of Director, the show went for Best Supporting Actor.
Mahershala Ali’s two Best Supporting Actor awards have been for Best Picture winners Moonlight (where he played Juan) and Green Book (Don Shirley).
Christoph Waltz also has two Best Supporting Actor awards in the 21st century; however, neither Django Unchained nor Inglourious Basterds won Best Picture.
As an aside, there were a number of comments from people last night shaming singular contestants for a perceived lack of knowledge. Viewers would be good to remember that there are three contestants competing to signal on each clue, and the fact that one does not ring in first does not necessarily mean one does not know the correct response.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ryan $4,400 – $400 = $4,000 (Who is Colin Moore)
Sarah $16,000 – $6,801 = $9,199 (Who is Gosling)
Joshua $27,400 – $11,000 = $16,400 (1-day total: $16,400) (Who is Hanks)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TRAIN OF THOUGHT $600 (17th pick)
Joshua 2200 +2200 (Sarah 1800 Ryan 1400)
2) WHAT’S YOUR AREA? $1600 (14th pick)
Sarah 10800 +2000 (Joshua 9800 Ryan 2800)
3) PLACES $1600 (23rd pick)
Joshua 17400 +6000 (Sarah 12800 Ryan 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 153
J! round: STATES’ BIG EMPLOYERS $200 & $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.86 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Joshua $21,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $4,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.73% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Sarah Frontiera, final stats:
60 correct, 11 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
34.52% in first on buzzer (58/168)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,600)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Joshua Swiger, stats to date:
25 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,400
Joshua Swiger, to win:
2 games: 78.969%
Avg. streak: 4.755 games.
- There will be people who will be confused by or will criticize these Final Jeopardy! bets; I don’t find anything inherently wrong with all 3 of them. Joshua didn’t affect his chances of winning with his larger bet from the crush position; Sarah made a wager which would have won her the game had Final Jeopardy! broke the right way, while still keeping Ryan locked out, and Ryan made a bet that could have given her 2nd had Sarah elected to be more aggressive in Final Jeopardy. Kudos to all three players for their excellent strategy tonight.
- If you don’t think aggressive betting on Daily Doubles is important, look at what Joshua did in the second half of the opening round of today’s game. Buoyed by the True Daily Double on Clue 17, Joshua had 7 of the 13 correct responses in that segment and he went out to a commanding lead.
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