News

Winner Emerges in Rotten Tomatoes' Benedict Cumber-bracket

What happens when renowned British actor Benedict Cumberbatch becomes his own worst enemy? A character battle of epic proportions.


Doctor Stephen Strange Marvel Cinematic Universe Necromancer Sauron The Hobbit series Grinch The Grinch (Nov. 9, 2018 release) tiger photo standing in for Shere Khan (courtesy of Getty) Alan Turing The Imitation Game Thomas Edison The Current War Peter Guillam Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Classified Penguins of Madagascar Hamlet National Theatre Live Richard III The Hollow Crown Smaug The Hobbit series Severus Snape The Simpsons Khan Star Trek: Into Darkness Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Patrick Melrose Patrick Melrose (premieres 5/12) Julian Assange The Fifth Estate (Walt Disney Pictures; Warner Bros.; Todd Antony/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE; The Weinstein Company)

What happens when Benedict Cumberbatch goes head-to-head with … Benedict Cumberbatch? The British thespian’s biggest parts squared off against each other in an epic battle for character supremacy.

In a harrowing final contest that was neck-and-neck all the way through, Sherlock Holmes of Masterpiece series Sherlock wins by a hair! With 6,740 votes cast, Sherlock prevailed by only 41 votes over Avengers: Infinity War’s magical MVP.

Sherlock Holmes – 3,392 (50.3%)
Doctor Stephen Strange – 3,351 (49.7%)


How it worked

Voting began at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on each of the following days:

  • COMPLETED! Monday, April 30 – vote in the Round 1 matches. (See round 1 results)
  • COMPLETED! Tuesday, May 1 – find out who won the Round 1 matches, and vote in Round 2. (See round 2 results)
  • COMPLETED! Wednesday, May 2 – find out who won the Round 2 matches, and vote in Round 3. (See round 3 results)
  • COMPLETED! Thursday, May 3 – find out who won the Round 3 matches, and vote in Round 4.
  • Friday, May 4 – find out who wins the Benedict Cumber-bracket!

Final Round

Results: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next

Tag Cloud

concert FOX Turner Classic Movies AMC Baby Yoda Nominations blaxploitation latino Winners Trophy Talk cars Emmy Nominations OWN canceled The CW First Look The Walking Dead romantic comedy stoner Crackle IFC ratings Freeform movie mockumentary Marvel Television Disney sports Hear Us Out composers BBC One binge news Adult Swim CNN Song of Ice and Fire Ellie Kemper ESPN Amazon Studios 2017 best Trivia Television Academy Apple TV Plus Fall TV TCA 2017 franchise Super Bowl Amazon Thanksgiving Certified Fresh talk show cults dark dramedy FX revenge batman Kids & Family Hallmark Christmas movies book hist Summer SundanceTV LGBTQ Disney+ Disney Plus Film 2015 YA FXX Vudu Set visit 2019 reboot directors Classic Film TLC Marvel Studios technology sitcom spain Cosplay Red Carpet ABC Family SXSW Calendar Sundance Marvel cooking Black History Month zombie robots strong female leads free movies RT21 Disney Channel Opinion TruTV Sundance Now Comedy Central Drama crime thriller disaster cops DC Universe war 2016 independent See It Skip It Nickelodeon FX on Hulu Dark Horse Comics YouTube Red Sneak Peek Action anime Walt Disney Pictures Trailer 2020 witnail joker Musical Rom-Com Women's History Month Teen Disney streaming service blockbuster Mudbound YouTube space Food Network spanish language a nightmare on elm street Lifetime Pirates universal monsters Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Discovery Channel diversity Lifetime Christmas movies satire OneApp Musicals Nat Geo Avengers 20th Century Fox Year in Review cancelled TV series Amazon Prime Video Film Festival politics Grammys Sundance TV boxoffice Writers Guild of America Animation ghosts Election Pop TV Mary Poppins Returns rotten movies we love Disney Plus Shondaland Watching Series Universal game show cancelled cinemax Showtime twilight slashers DirecTV elevated horror canceled TV shows Ovation science fiction Podcast Arrowverse Creative Arts Emmys Spring TV BBC America Family Tumblr adventure Apple TCM PBS Brie Larson video Spike crossover comedies X-Men E3 spinoff Netflix Christmas movies 2018 name the review Crunchyroll TNT Marathons Cannes Reality game of thrones ABC Acorn TV Academy Awards Mystery A&E NBC First Reviews cats 007 Captain marvel 45 TV VOD Reality Competition breaking bad cartoon Star Wars comics south america Comics on TV all-time Polls and Games Tubi travel award winner 4/20 quibi psycho Shudder Esquire CW Seed MCU screen actors guild historical drama 71st Emmy Awards Lionsgate justice league miniseries Mary poppins crime drama TCA Awards child's play A24 parents dragons critics social media anthology Awards Tour halloween unscripted documentaries Pixar Christmas BET animated NYCC serial killer El Rey SDCC Toys versus Pride Month Winter TV werewolf movies Fox News Binge Guide cancelled television Comedy Character Guide Horror children's TV police drama asian-american Hallmark dceu political drama Fantasy 24 frames History Oscars DC Comics Best and Worst indie reviews renewed TV shows thriller casting foreign period drama Video Games medical drama doctor who E! facebook 21st Century Fox Sony Pictures harry potter Funimation Paramount WarnerMedia dc Syfy Stephen King APB Star Trek TCA Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stand-up comedy Pet Sematary Sci-Fi Valentine's Day Columbia Pictures tv talk Premiere Dates GLAAD psychological thriller Photos green book Box Office Awards Logo spider-man The Purge TCA Winter 2020 Bravo YouTube Premium Extras screenings Television Critics Association Countdown jamie lee curtis CMT RT History Tarantino singing competition what to watch CBS Britbox transformers films IFC Films finale Paramount Network CBS All Access Martial Arts docudrama Rocky Country BAFTA National Geographic Warner Bros. documentary Mindy Kaling HBO Max hispanic Tomatazos Masterpiece comic VH1 TBS mutant USA chucky Pop WGN scary movies theme song Comic Book The Witch DC streaming service true crime TV renewals zero dark thirty Chernobyl Emmys crime series teaser Turner sequel christmas movies Spectrum Originals adaptation Starz Heroines VICE Biopics Holidays Peacock video on demand streaming supernatural American Society of Cinematographers New York Comic Con Superheroe Apple TV+ criterion Music President Cartoon Network television kids Infographic Amazon Prime Lucasfilm aliens GIFs Endgame Mary Tyler Moore festivals Black Mirror TV Land MSNBC Quiz San Diego Comic-Con HBO Go BBC Travel Channel Schedule Interview GoT vampires natural history cancelled TV shows indiana jones MTV nature spy thriller USA Network Superheroes Rock dogs richard e. Grant mission: impossible romance Ghostbusters die hard biography toy story based on movie ITV TIFF PlayStation Epix discovery zombies Rocketman comiccon Netflix Anna Paquin golden globes Western BET Awards DGA HBO PaleyFest Elton John The Arrangement Holiday LGBT Hulu sag awards