Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 21st Century Oscar Winners) for Tuesday, May 12, 2020:

These 2 foreign-born directors have each won 2 Best Director Oscars, but none of their films has won Best Picture

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California (yesterday’s total: 17,600)
Brad Rutter on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time
Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington (yesterday’s total: 51,200)
Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time.
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (yesterday’s total: 27,200)
James Holzhauer on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time.

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Correct response: Who are Ang Lee & Alfonso Cuarón?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Ang Lee’s two wins were for Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi, while Alfonso Cuarón won for Gravity and Roma. None of those four films won Best Picture. Alejandro González Iñárritu also has two Best Director nods (for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant), but Birdman is a Best Picture winner.

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

Scores going into Final:
Ken 17,600
Brad 10,000
James 7,400


Tonight’s results:
James 7,400 – 908 = 6,492 + 27,200 = 33,692 (Who is the GHOST? (Greatest Host of Syndicated TV) Pat Saj Alex Trebek)
Brad 10,000 – 4,133 = 5,867 + 17,600 = 23,467 (Who Ken es el hombre Eagles Super Bowl LII champs)
Ken 17,600 – 1,200 = 16,400 + 51,200 = 67,600 (Who are Lee and Gonzalez-Inarritu?)


Tonight's Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time result (for May 12, 2020.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ken 6,000
James 4,200
Brad 600


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Daily Double locations:
1) GEMSTONES! MEET THE GEMSTONES! 600 (clue #7)
James 5000 -5000 (Ken 0 Brad 0)
2) THE DAM BILL 2000 (clue #12)
Brad 1000 +2000 (James 5400 Ken 12400)
3) MUSIC & LEGEND 1600 (clue #14)
Brad 3000 +3000 (James 5400 Ken 12400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: 0


Game Stats:
Ken 17,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
James 12,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Brad 8,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 38,600
Lach Trash: 7,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 8,200

James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1447 correct, 59 incorrect
43/47 on rebound attempts
54.54% in first on buzzer (1327/2433)
82/89 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 696,388)
40/43 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 27,991

James Holzhauer, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 5: 23.143% of the time.
Wins in 6: 10.281% of the time.
Wins in 7: 3.434% of the time.
Overall: 36.858% of the time.

Ken Jennings, career statistics:
3072 correct, 306 incorrect
116/144 on rebound attempts
57.62% in first on buzzer (2968/5151)
147/177 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 482,999)
58/89 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 26,022

Ken Jennings, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 4: 29.584% of the time.
Wins in 5: 20.892% of the time.
Wins in 6: 7.819% of the time.
Wins in 7: 2.100% of the time.
Overall: 60.395% of the time.

Brad Rutter, career statistics:
763 correct, 90 incorrect
44/47 on rebound attempts
38.34% in first on buzzer (720/1878)
46/57 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 61,100)
18/30 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 17,661

Brad Rutter, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 6: 1.132% of the time.
Wins in 7: 1.615% of the time.
Overall: 2.747% of the time.

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