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Entertainment Weekly


EW’s Best Actress Oscar Bracket: And the winner is…

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It came down to a Hollywood icon versus a living legend.

After six rounds of voting, a winner has been crowned in EW’s Best Actress Oscar Bracket, which began with 64 contenders across nearly nine decades of cinema — and the honor goes to Vivien Leigh for her performance as Scarlett O’Hara in 1939’s Southern epic Gone With the Wind.

To win EW’s Best Actress bracket, Leigh beat out Meryl Streep’s harrowing performance in Sophie’s Choice in the finals. (You can download a now-completed version of the bracket here.)

Based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name, Gone With the Wind starred Leigh as O’Hara opposite Clark Gable as Rhett Butler. Leigh — who had two separate performances highlighted in the Best Actress bracket (the other was for 1951’s A Streetcar Named Desire) — won her Gone With the Wind Oscar at the 12th Academy Awards ceremony in 1940, beating out fellow nominees Bette Davis (Dark Victory), Irene Dunne (Love Affair), Greta Garbo (Ninotchka), and Greer Garson (Goodbye, Mr. Chips).

Between now and the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony on March 4, we’ll also be putting the Best Picture to your votes. That bracket will officially launch on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.

Watch this page for updates throughout.