Jeopardy! Contestants Couldn't Get This Gwyneth Paltrow Question
The category was "I've Won an Oscar and an Emmy."
Jeopardy! is known for blending high-brow knowledge with pop-culture's obsession with game shows (not to mention everyone's favorite host, the late Alex Trebek), but one question about Gwyneth Paltrow stumped contestants. According to E! News, last night's episode featured the category "I've Won an Oscar and an Emmy." Interim host Katie Couric asked the contestants to figure out which star won an Academy Award for the 1998's Shakespeare in Love and an Emmy for Glee.
When none of the contestants buzzed in, Couric joked, "She's gonna be upset."
What goop fans may know — but the contestants didn't — is that Paltrow nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series back in 2011. She appeared on the show as Holly Holiday in its sophomore season as well as season 5.
Her role of Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love earned her the Best Actress Oscar in 1999. Naturally, her pink Ralph Lauren dress is one of the most unforgettable gowns in Oscar history.
Thankfully for future game show contestants, Paltrow won't be adding many more roles to her résumé (if she's to be believed). She told Harper's Bazaar that she's lost her passion for acting and went on to explain to Naomi Campbell that she's really only acting because her husband, Brad Falchuk, pushes her into certain roles.
"I would have to be fucking a writer," Paltrow said of what would make her consider getting back into movies and TV on her appearance on No Filter with Naomi. "But that's sort of it. If my husband writes something and wants me to do it, I'll do it. But right now — I can never say never."