Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament

As you may recall, we here at the Monkey annually participate in a favorite classic movie actress tournament hosted by our good pal Monty over at All Good Things. Back in 2013, he also ran a favorite actor tournament, with Cary Grant emerging as the winner from a field of 64.

Well, Monty is back at it and this time he's asked me to help out. Starting on Father's Day, I'm going to co-host the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament. I'll be handling my two favorite decades, the 1930s and 1950s brackets, he'll take his favorites, the 1940s and 1960s.

Should be fun!

Here are the match-ups, with half starting on June 19, the other half on June 22.

I'll be serving up additional promotional posters in the coming days — collect em all!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Doris Day and Greer Garson Named Co-Champions of the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament

Doris Day and Greer Garson have been named co-champions of the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament. I'll let the tourney's founder, Monty, explain (here).

There were more than 1800 votes cast over the last four days.

Day and Garson join previous winners Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard, Bette Davis and Natalie Wood. Congratulations to two wonderful actresses and their devoted fans!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Final Four: Myrna Loy versus Doris Day /
Greer Garson versus Julie Andrews

The Final Four of the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament is underway. Myrna Loy (1930s) versus Doris Day (1950s) in one semi-final, Greer Garson (1940s) versus Julie Andrews (1960s) in the other.

To vote, click here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1940s Finale: Greer Garson / Rosalind Russell

The top two seeds in the 1940s bracket, Greer Garson and Rosalind Russell, have sailed into the final, each hoping to advance to the Final Four of the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament. Voting runs all week until Saturday morning.


To vote for the 1930s bracket (Myrna Loy v Margaret Lockwood), click here.

To vote in the 1950s bracket (Doris Day v. Deborah Kerr), click here.

To vote in the 1960s bracket (Julie Andrews v. Shirley MacLaine), click here

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sweet 16: Garson v. de Havilland, Tierney v. Russell

The top four seeds in the 1940s bracket all advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament. In fact, come to think of it, they were the four finalists in this bracket last year. You have until Saturday to cast your vote.

To vote for actresses in the 1930s bracket, click here. To vote for actresses in the 1950s bracket, click here. To vote for actresses in the 1960s bracket, click here