The Oscar Project
So last week got away from me a bit and Round 3 extended a few days past when I had planned to shut it down. The good news is that there were a few ties that had to be broken today and finally were.
Let's do a quick recap before getting to your votes in the quarterfinals!
We started off with the Star Wars Sith head to head match-up of #1 Darth Vader and #48 Emperor Palpatine. While I was not surprised to see the original Star Wars villain take down his master, it actually ended up being a little closer than I anticipated. Facing off against the dark lord in black will be #9 Norman Bates from Hitchcock's classic Psycho after he narrowly defeated #25 Michael Myers.
In the biggest landslide of round 3, #4 Hannibal Lecter's opponent, #20 Jason Voorhees, was again only able to garner one vote, which I feel makes Hopkins's character a strong candidate to make it through to the semifinals later this week. The only thing standing in the cannibal's way is everyone's favorite clown, #12 Pennywise who completed a decent upset over #5 Bruce the Shark.
In the bottom half of the bracket, #2 The Joker ended #47 Hans Gruber's Cinderella run from the first round. Batman's arch nemesis will face off against #23 The Predator who narrowly defeated #7 The Terminator in the round's second upset.
And our last match-up in this round includes two lower seeds advancing. The first is #19 Thanos taking out #3 Anton Chigurh. This is our second top five villain to fall out of the bracket this round. Completing the underdogs in this final match-up is #27 Gollum. Perhaps we should call this the Jewelry Bowl since Gollum covets a ring and Thanos covets gem-like stones.
As we near the end of this tournament, it's more important than ever to make sure your votes are cast. I also have a vote going for the Best Picture Oscar race this year so please head over to that post and vote if you haven't already. If you want to find out about the new rounds as they are available, please consider signing up for the Oscar Project newsletter.
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