Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 11, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Oscars) for Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Season 37, Game 99):

The first time an individual won 4 awards at a single ceremony was in 1954, when his wins included Best 2-Reel Short Subject

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Stan Park, a virtual events producer from Oakland, California
Stan Park on Jeopardy!
Kate Willcox, an attorney originally from Miamisburg, Ohio
Kate Willcox on Jeopardy!
John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (3-day total: $83,800)
John Focht on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Walt Disney?

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At the 26th Academy Awards, held in 1954 for films of 1953, Walt Disney took home four Oscars in the following categories: Best Documentary Feature (The Living Desert), Best Documentary Short Subject (The Alaskan Eskimo), Best Short Subject – Cartoons (Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom), and Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel (Bear Country).

I’d like to give kudos to Jeopardy’s writers here on this one. They’ve had issues in the past when it comes to Oscars and years; this is not one of those cases. The clue makes very clear that this took place in the ceremony held in 1954. (Remember, when it comes to the Oscars, films of 1953 are honored in 1954). In my opinion, any confusion here is the fault of the viewer and not the show; comments tonight that do not demonstrate that one has read this section will not be approved.

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Scores going into Final:
Stan $16,400
John $13,600
Kate $9,600

Tonight’s results:
Kate $9,600 – $9,500 = $100 (Who is Herzog?)
John $13,600 + $6,400 = $20,000 (Who is Walt Disney?) (4-day total: $103,800)
Stan $16,400 – $10,801 = $5,599 (Who is Orson Wells?)

John Focht, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 11, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kate $6,000
John $3,800
Stan $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) 1930s AMERICA $400 (clue #29)
Kate 4400 +1600 (John 3800 Stan 2800)
2) THE SAME VOWEL, FRONT & BACK $800 (clue #1)
Stan 3000 +3000 (John 3800 Kate 6000)
3) JUST “US” MYTHICAL FOLKS $1600 (clue #9, $26000 left on board)
John 3800 +3800 (Kate 8800 Stan 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 236

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.54 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
John $11,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Stan $14,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kate $8,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

John Focht, career statistics:
98 correct, 8 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (90/228)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,300)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,400

Kate Willcox, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400

Stan Park, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

John Focht, to win:
5 games: 67.626%
6: 45.732%
7: 30.927%
8: 20.915%
9: 14.144%
Avg. streak: 6.089 games.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 11, 2021"

  1. Guessed Disney because he was the only one I could think of – some times the obvious answer is the correct answer.

  2. An important part of the FJ! clue was the male pronoun – “his” wins. The way John has been dealing with movie related clues in general, I think he will know this one.

  3. Today’s results will be delayed.

  4. Since Jeopardy! has been preempted in my area will it be rebroadcast at a later time of day and on what channel?

  5. This came up in the news last year when the Parasite director matched it, although that didn’t really count, because South Korea was officially the winner of best foreign film, not Bong.

  6. This one was simple. The writers could have left the year out, just used 1950s to give some context, and this still really only can result in Walt Disney if you know that he has won more Oscars than anyone else and produced more than cartoons and animated features.

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