Circuit Madness 2018 Champion Crowned!

We’re here to finally name our winner from Circuit Madness 2018! The tournament was excellent this year, with dozens of great performances remembered. The Supporting Actress category was stronger than many expected, and support came in from so many readers. We have to begin with a thank you to the readers, who literally drive this tournament every year. Let’s jump into the results and name our Circuit Madness 2018 Champion.

First up, let’s review the paths that Rita Moreno and Mo’Nique took to get to the Circuit Madness Championship one more time.


Final Four: 2) Mo’Nique defeats 4) Meryl Streep (“Kramer vs. Kramer”) 55% to 45%

Elite Eight: **UPSET 2) Mo’Nique defeats 1) Kim Hunter (“A Streetcar Named Desire”) 58% to 42%

Sweet Sixteen: 2) Mo’Nique defeats 3) Jane Darwell (“The Grapes of Wrath”) 72% to 28%

Round 2: 2) Mo’Nique defeats 7) Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”) 75% to 25%

Round 1: 2) Mo’Nique defeats 15) Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) 74% to 26%

Rita Moreno

Final Four: 1) Rita Moreno defeats 1) Eve Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”) 57% to 43%

Elite Eight: 1) Rita Moreno defeats 2) Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) 61% to 39%

Sweet 16: 1) Rita Moreno defeats 5) Jessica Lange (“Tootsie”) 76% to 24%

Round 2: 1) Rita Moreno defeats 9) Viola Davis (“Fences”) 59% to 41%

Round 1: 1) Rita Moreno defeats 16) Gale Sondergaard (“Anthony Adverse”) 97% to 3%

With their journey’s recapped, let’s see who will be crowned our champion. In the final, Rita Moreno defeats Mo’Nique 63% to 37%. This caps off another great win by Moreno. Her role as Anita has continued to be a landmark in pop culture history. It’s been 57 years since the film was released and Moreno continues to be an icon today. It’s a great choice by our readers, and Moreno’s performance now joins Daniel Day-LewisMeryl StreepHeath Ledger, and John William’s Star Wars” score as our Circuit Madness Champions! A great group indeed!

What do you think? Is Rita Moreno a great winner? Who would you have liked to see take the crown? What category would you like us to do next for Circuit Madness? What about Halloween Madness 2018? Let us know in the comments below! 

The Final Voting for ACCA 1991 will open later this week.

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.


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