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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.


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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

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