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

Christmas Musical batman feel good Columbia Pictures Box Office theme song The Walking Dead Fox News boxoffice adventure indie HBO Max children's TV football Spring TV LGBTQ Writers Guild of America jurassic park Pop Paramount Plus FXX Awards Tour reviews 2021 1990s MSNBC Heroines Binge Guide festival remakes 2019 21st Century Fox Black History Month stop motion chucky BET cancelled TV shows trophy halloween tv latino 71st Emmy Awards sitcom game of thrones versus Spectrum Originals strong female leads Teen Drama classics comic book movies monster movies Superheroes animated Wes Anderson spy thriller marvel comics RT History Television Academy emmy awards 20th Century Fox Song of Ice and Fire Disney streaming service what to watch Mystery cancelled cats new zealand indiana jones YA stoner Superheroe series Emmy Nominations reboot diversity heist movie Comic Book free movies San Diego Comic-Con parents Instagram Live book adaptation LGBT CMT police drama legend TV movies HFPA sequels historical drama TV One scorecard cults ABC Signature Pacific Islander prank Hulu james bond marvel cinematic universe psycho mcc suspense Legendary cooking 2016 ghosts blockbuster women ratings dramedy VOD satire spanish language discovery Rocketman scary movies 2017 breaking bad aliens Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stand-up comedy Captain marvel Ovation Turner Mindy Kaling Sneak Peek Stephen King Nickelodeon HBO Go A&E zombies Extras blaxploitation NBC Classic Film Black Mirror Marathons DC Comics technology best based on movie nbcuniversal Grammys Anna Paquin Apple Awards Countdown psychological thriller olympics new york political drama cops Lifetime Christmas movies Warner Bros. Lionsgate Sony Pictures cinemax Peacock Watching Series Interview vampires canceled Certified Fresh Academy Awards high school FX popular Vudu gangster DirecTV sports hispanic heritage month transformers Super Bowl tv talk TBS travel Comics on TV First Look nature Starz Pet Sematary Hollywood Foreign Press Association social media Election Year in Review Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt game show USA superman AMC Rom-Com Pop TV festivals Calendar Film Festival Mary poppins IMDb TV Character Guide finale blockbusters Amazon Prime Video Reality facebook Pixar vs. Country unscripted rotten Hear Us Out comics kids VH1 slashers toy story Video Games slasher RT21 black comedy italian 79th Golden Globes Awards The Arrangement Apple TV+ talk show crossover Tumblr richard e. Grant Trophy Talk DC streaming service rt labs critics edition Film TV Land dc Shondaland independent SXSW Mary Poppins Returns politics nfl rom-coms Kids & Family E3 WGN deadpool CBS All Access Fall TV spinoff Infographic BET Awards aapi Set visit romantic comedy Marvel Television dexter 24 frames National Geographic joker binge Showtime President mission: impossible boxing Opinion crime thriller Masterpiece Netflix Christmas movies comic book movie ITV video on demand leaderboard Television Critics Association canceled TV shows ABC Family TIFF comiccon Disney Horror space Universal Music Britbox Tags: Comedy child's play wonder woman Amazon FOX DC Universe razzies The Witch GIFs Western BBC One History adenture comic venice Mary Tyler Moore Toys Holiday Amazon Studios mockumentary 2018 Sundance Now Apple TV Plus Turner Classic Movies Comedy spanish basketball Musicals Premiere Dates award winner laika target spider-verse fresh Fantasy 73rd Emmy Awards Esquire SundanceTV New York Comic Con Martial Arts worst movies Star Trek Valentine's Day mutant supernatural First Reviews Rocky Tomatazos Pride Month Exclusive Video Sundance 45 YouTube saw 72 Emmy Awards Funimation justice league Summer streaming foreign Spike know your critic new star wars movies king arthur Hallmark TCA Ghostbusters Amazon Prime archives television critic resources sopranos CW Seed CNN revenge Marvel Walt Disney Pictures Avengers romance name the review live event comedies renewed TV shows Winners NYCC OneApp die hard Shudder Alien Trailer Brie Larson TCA 2017 universal monsters cars MTV The Purge all-time 93rd Oscars comic books Tubi news IFC Bravo doctor who kaiju Sci-Fi WarnerMedia TCM king kong period drama jamie lee curtis YouTube Premium hist Image Comics Holidays Food Network NBA TV renewals superhero movie video green book telelvision toronto elevated horror See It Skip It PlayStation 007 dogs serial killer Nat Geo Dark Horse Comics hispanic anime hidden camera screenings DGA Cannes 2015 kong VICE Lifetime Tarantino Podcast Cartoon Network Adult Swim japanese ESPN cancelled television rotten movies we love miniseries cartoon Comedy Central asian-american Arrowverse singing competition Creative Arts Emmys Best and Worst Mudbound Disney Plus debate YouTube Red X-Men war Cosplay scary composers Nominations Marvel Studios Action The Walt Disney Company art house CBS young adult dceu obituary Polls and Games 90s Neflix Freeform FX on Hulu golden globes Prime Video posters anthology Ellie Kemper witnail scene in color biography Syfy sag awards a nightmare on elm street Chernobyl Red Carpet natural history christmas movies pirates of the caribbean The Academy Star Wars TCA Winter 2020 crime sequel robots hollywood harry potter rt archives international Lucasfilm true crime Trivia critics trailers quibi Crackle thriller dragons spain Disney Channel action-comedy twilight medical drama BBC werewolf franchise ID japan worst Fargo zero dark thirty docudrama 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Paramount TV biopic fast and furious GLAAD Quiz documentaries PaleyFest films BAFTA TruTV criterion TLC Endgame American Society of Cinematographers Biopics APB golden globe awards science fiction Comic-Con@Home 2021 adaptation Paramount Network Oscars directors casting Discovery Channel book dark Pirates Family south america SDCC halloween Travel Channel Winter TV royal family Broadway TCA Awards TNT black Netflix Logo godzilla spider-man Rock rt labs Animation Emmys teaser australia docuseries live action ABC concert Women's History Month genre Baby Yoda USA Network Universal Pictures Thanksgiving cancelled TV series ViacomCBS OWN dreamworks BBC America 2020 Fox Searchlight crime drama Epix Crunchyroll movies Photos El Rey HBO Sundance TV disaster lord of the rings Reality Competition GoT zombie PBS E! Tokyo Olympics Disney+ Disney Plus AMC Plus 4/20 Acorn TV The CW 99% MCU Schedule mob french screen actors guild Elton John Hallmark Christmas movies A24 IFC Films streaming movies documentary