Former “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is a big fan of the Toronto Film Festival and mentioned it several times during her 40-game win streak.
In an Instagram post shared earlier this week, the “winningest woman” in “Jeopardy!” history revealed that festival organizers heard just how much she loved the annual event and decided to send her VIP passes to attend!
The Toronto International Film Festival Sent ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider VIP Passes For This Year’s Event!
In an Instagram post shared earlier this week, the beloved “Jeopardy!” champ shared a photo of her holding up a glass of wine in one hand and her Toronto Film Festival pass in the other.
“During my run on Jeopardy, I mentioned how much I loved the Toronto International Film Festival, which I’ve attended multiple times,” she wrote. “The folks at @tiff_net were kind enough to reach out and offer us VIP passes for this year’s event! We are having a blast in this amazing city!”
“Thank you so much, TIFF! 🎥 🍿 💜🙌🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈,” she concluded as fans showered her post with praise and red heart emojis.
“Hey, Amy LOVED you on Jeopardy and LOVE that you’re both here in Toronto! It’s a fabulous city! Proud to have you here! Enjoy! ❤️❤️,” one fan wrote. “Welcome to Toronto Amy! I loved your run on Jeopardy and can’t wait to see you on it again. Enjoy Tiff! ❤️❤️❤️,” another fan shared.
“You deserve VIP treatment ❤️ Many families are grateful for your representation,” a third fan said of the first openly trans contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. Amy has made such an impact for her representation that she even got her own day in her favorite city of Oakland, California!
‘Jeopardy’ Fans Celebrate Amy Schneider Day In Oakland!
Today is Amy Schneider Day in Oakland! @Jeopardamy has made our city proud as the first transgender @Jeopardy contestant as well as the winningest woman and second-longest winning streak ever! & Amy doesn’t just say she’s from Oakland, she shouts it! Oakland ❤ you Amy! pic.twitter.com/GqNuZK0O0u
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) September 8, 2022
The mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, decided to celebrate Amy’s achievements on the game show by giving the beloved champ her own day of recognition!
“Today is Amy Schneider Day in Oakland!” Schaaf tweeted on September 8. “@Jeopardamy has made our city proud as the first transgender @Jeopardy contestant as well as the winningest woman and second-longest winning streak ever! & Amy doesn’t just say she’s from Oakland, she shouts it! Oakland ❤ you Amy!”
It should be noted that Amy is not the first openly trans champion to ever compete on the show, but the first to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
It’s Amy Schneider Day in Oakland! I love this town so damn much, and to be honored like this, to be told that I’ve made Oakland proud… I’m genuinely getting emotional over here. https://t.co/9cgbYoemUc
— Amy Schneider (@Jeopardamy) September 8, 2022
Amy was quick to retweet the news, adding, “It’s Amy Schneider Day in Oakland! I love this town so d— much, and to be honored like this, to be told that I’ve made Oakland proud… I’m genuinely getting emotional over here.”
Fans Can’t Wait To See Amy Compete Again In The 2022 Tournament Of Champions!
Fans are anxious to see Amy compete again in the annual Tournament of Champions, which will take place in November this year. The format is going to be a bit different than previous seasons, given the number of super champions present in season 38.
Matt Amodio, who won 38 games when season 38 began in September 2021, and Mattea Roach, who won 23 games in May, will also be joining Amy in the highly anticipated tournament. The three contestants were so successful during their initial run that producers decided that they will skip the quarter-final round and will automatically be added to the semi-final brackets.
In addition to the top contestants from last season, Jaskaran Singh, who won the National College Championship in February, and Sam Buttrey, who won the 2021 Professor’s Tournament, will also be competing.
Fans can find out the full list of names who are competing in the 2022 Tournament of Champions and learn more about the new format that producers have decided to try this year by clicking here.