Poll: Final Jeopardy! answers on film and TV in 2014
Which of these final Jeopardy! answers was easiest for you to get the question? Discuss the list here
Poll by: yrnej
Created Jan 7 2015
Yul Brynner in the television series "Anna And The King" 1972.
Actors: In the 50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a musical and a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch. (1/2)
Comedic Actresses: She’s won Emmys for three different TV shows and in 2013 she broke Lucille Ball’s record for the most nominations by a comedic actress. (1/30)
Laurence Olivier circa 1934 © 1978 Ernest A. Bachrach
Actors and Oscars: He was nominated for Oscars in 5 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 1978 role as a Nazi hunter. (3/14)
"2001: A Space Odyssey," MGM 1968.
British Authors: The author of more than 50 books, he won 6 Hugo Awards & was nominated for a 1968 Oscar. (3/18) Question was "Who is Arthur C. Clarke?"
Duck Dynasty (2012)
Current Reality TV: On learning what his series would be called, the star of this reality show said: “That sounds like a Chinese food place.” (3/21)
Oscar Nominations: Prior to “Silver Linings Playbook”, the last film to get Oscar nominations in all four acting categories was this film partly set in Russia. (3/28)
TV Music: “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James & the Shondells was heard in this drama’s “Gliding Over All” episode. (4/16)
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Academy Awards: One of the two movies in the last 30 years, one a drama and one a comedy, to win Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress. (5/15) Question was "What is Silence of the Lambs or As Good As It Gets?"
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984)
Title Movie Roles: In 1984, in the first of the films featuring this character, he only has 21 lines, for a total of 133 words. (5/26)
Oscar-Winning Writers: Winning for 1999, this New England writer is the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel. (6/2) Question was "Who is John Irving?"
Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead (2010)
Current Television: George Romero declined to direct a few episodes of this series, calling it “basically… just a soap opera.” (6/12)
The Lion King (1994)
Broadway: In 2013, this musical based on a movie became the first show to gross $1 billion on Broadway. (6/23)
Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)
1970s Films: In 2013 Mario Cuomo said he finally saw this film, which he had boycotted for personal reasons, and called it “maybe …a masterpiece”. (6/30)
20 Years Ago in Entertainment: In 1994 this comedian starred in a No. 1 sitcom, the No. 1 Christmas movie and had a No. 1 non-fiction bestseller. (7/16)
Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, and Cobie Smulders in How I Met Your Mother (2005)
TV in the 2000s: A key scene of this sitcom’s 2014 finale after nine seasons was actually filmed in Season Two. (10/3)
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (2008)
Fauxbituaries: He received a real obituary in the Albuquerque Journal in 2013 noting his “long battle with lung cancer”. (10/7)
Caroll Spinney in Follow That Bird (1985)
TV Characters: This 8′ 2″ character made his debut in 1969 and is still going strong. (12/1)
Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd, and Ben Johnson in The Last Picture Show (1971)
Movie Title References: For this 1971 film, the reference is to the 1948 film “Red River”. (12/8)
James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The AFI’s 100 Greatest Films: One of the Top 20, this 1946 film was based on a short story published as “The Man Who Was Never Born”. (12/17)
Oscar-Winning Actresses: With a total of 5 wins, they’re the only 2 Best Actress winners who were known professionally by the same last name. (12/24) Question was "Who are Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn?"
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