This year, the Academy Awards is celebrating 90 years of film. Through the storied history of the awards show, there have been hundreds of winners from across all categories. On this monumental anniversary, EW wanted to pick the best of the best. Over the next few weeks, we will be putting the winners from Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture categories in head-to-head battles.
After EW’s movie critics selected the top 64 Best Actor winners to enter the bracket, you made your picks in the first five rounds to narrow down that list to an impressive final two: Gregory Peck (for 1962’s To Kill a Mockingbird) and Tom Hanks (for 1993’s Philadelphia). And after one last round of votes, the winner of the title of best Best Actor is…
For his performance in Jonathan Demme’s 1993 drama Philadelphia, you chose Hanks as the ultimate Best Actor. For more on Hanks’ award-winning turn, head here. Share your reaction to the win on social media with the hashtag #EWOscarBattle. (You can download a now-completed version of the bracket here.)
Be sure to come back between now and the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony on March 4 as we’ll be launching brackets for Best Actress on Jan. 17 and Best Picture on Feb. 1.