The first round of voting in our new annual series – Circuit Madness – has come to a close. From the original field of 64, thereCircuit_Madness_Sidebar now remains 32 of the best Best Picture winning films of all time. Did your favorites advance? How many upsets did we have? Have a look at the tally after the jump, and be sure to return Thursday through Saturday to vote in the next round which will take us down to the Sweet 16. The Sweet 16 will be announced on this Sunday’s Power Hour podcast, so be sure to listen in!

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HOPE REGION (in honor Bob Hope)

  • Casablanca over Wings (94% – 6%)
  • From Here to Eternity over Patton (51% – 49%)
  • The King’s Speech over The Best Years of Our Lives (51% – 49%)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai over Rain Man (66% – 34%)
  • Argo over All Quiet on the Western Front (54% – 46%)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest over Ordinary People (86% – 14%)
  • The English Patient over An American in Paris (55% – 45%)
  • Lawrence of Arabia over Chariots of Fire (89% – 11%)

CARSON REGION (in honor of Johnny Carson)

  • The Godfather over Marty (87% – 13%)
  • Unforgiven over Dances with Wolves (68% – 32%)
  • The Apartment over Terms of Endearment (62% – 38%)
  • All About Eve over Rebecca (68% – 32%)
  • West Side Story over Chicago (57% – 43%)
  • Amadeus over Gandhi (78% – 22%)
  • The Deer Hunter over The Sting (61% – 39%)
  • The Godfather Part 2 over Kramer vs. Kramer (80% – 20%)

CRYSTAL REGION (in honor of Billy Crystal)

  • Schindler’s List over  Driving Miss Daisy (91% – 9%)
  • Forrest Gump over American Beauty (55% – 45%)
  • No Country for Old Men over A Beautiful Mind (75% – 25%)
  • Rocky over The Artist (56% – 44%)
  • The Sound of Music over My Fair Lady (66% – 34%)
  • Titanic over  Gladiator (55% – 45%)
  • The Hurt Locker over Platoon (61% – 39%)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King over Crash (92% – 8%)

WHOOPI REGION (in honor of Whoopi Goldberg)

  • Gone with the Wind over The Lost Weekend (86% – 14%)
  • The Departed over The French Connection (70% – 30%)
  • It Happened One Night over The Last Emperor (67% – 33%)
  • Annie Hall over Slumdog Millionaire(71% – 29%)
  • Ben-Hur over Mutiny on the Bounty (86% – 14%)
  • On the Waterfront over Shakespeare in Love (76% – 24%)
  • Midnight Cowboy over In the Heat of the Night (51% – 49%)
  • The Silence of the Lambs over Million Dollar Baby (76% – 24%)

Discuss!