With the men’s champion having been crowned, it is time that we turn to the women. Last year, it was a Harry Potter sweep: Helena Bonham Carter captured the 2011 crown, defeating runner-up JK Rowling, with Dame Maggie Smith taking bronze against Emma Watson. But with the Harry Potter films no longer dominating the cineplexes, there is room for new blood. And with additions like Lara Pulver, Michelle Dockery, and Emilia Clarke, well, there will be blood in this battle.
Rules for this second annual tournament remain the same: in our quest to name the Anglophile fan favorite of 2012, we’re pitting 32 British celebrities against each other in an epic fan voting tournament.
Each week you’ll vote for winners in a set of matchups, whittling down the field until there is one man standing — the Champion.
As athletes vie for victory in the Summer of London, we’ll be naming our Woman of 2012. Who will it be? Rally the troops, make those calls, and most of all, VOTE! Round 1 voting ends Thursday, July 19 at 11 am ET.
Emilia is currently up against Michelle Dockery from Downtown Abbey and she needs our help!