Full Blank bracket (click to enlarge)

Summary

It's the 2019 March Madness event!

See the full blank bracket above, and all the daily matchups & results below.

MARCH MADNESS RULES:

  • polls post on Twitter @blankcheckpod at or around NOON Eastern/ 9am Pacific/ 4pm Greenwich Mean Time (shoutout 🇬🇧)
  • polls are open for 24 hours, new poll daily through 3/31/2019
  • winner = covered this fall 2019
  • Don't @ blankcheckpod about missing directors. These are the choices this year!
  • PLAY NICE!

First Round Matchups

1 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 63%
32 Paul W.S. Anderson 37%

twitter poll -- 3,521 total votes -- reddit thread

2 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
16 Amy Heckerling 76%
17 Warren Beatty 24%

twitter poll -- 2,812 total votes -- reddit thread

3 March 2019

8 Gore Verbinski 72%
25 John Singleton 28%

twitter -- 3,109 total votes -- reddit

4 March 2019

9 Jonathan Demme 52%
24 David Cronenberg 48%

twitter -- 4,555 total votes -- reddit

5 March 2019

4 Sam Raimi 67%
29 Elaine May 33%

twitter -- 2,993 total votes -- reddit

6 March 2019

13 Michael Bay 54%
20 F. Gary Gray 46%

twitter -- 3,174 total votes -- reddit

7 March 2019

5 Francis Ford Coppola 59%
28 Alex Proyas 41%

twitter -- 3,516 total votes -- reddit

8 March 2019

12 Robert Altman (1970's) 42%
21 Mel Brooks 58%

twitter -- 3,238 total votes -- reddit

9 March 2019

2 Peter Jackson 62%
31 Martin Brest 38%

twitter -- 3,417 total votes -- reddit

10 March 2019

15 John McTiernan 66%
18 Buster Keaton 34%

twitter -- 3,241 total votes -- reddit

11 March 2019

7 John Carpenter 57%
26 Peter Weir 43%

twitter -- 3,480 total votes -- reddit

12 March 2019

10 Nora Ephron 2167 votes 50%
23 Penny Marshall 2174 votes 50%

twitter -- 4,341 total votes -- reddit

13 March 2019

3 Guillermo del Toro 55%
30 Chris Columbus 45%

twitter -- 3,224 total votes -- reddit

14 March 2019

14 Terrence Malick 45%
19 William Friedkin 55%

twitter -- 3,174 total votes -- reddit

15 March 2019

6 George Miller 69%
27 Tony Scott 31%

twitter -- 3,364 total votes -- reddit

16 March 2019

11 Joe Dante 69%
22 Preston Sturges 31%

twitter -- 3,261 total votes -- reddit

Sweet Sixteen

17 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 51%
16 Amy Heckerling 49%

twitter poll -- 3,798 total votes -- reddit thread

18 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
8 Gore Verbinski 42%
9 Jonathan Demme 58%

twitter poll -- 5,374 total votes -- reddit thread

19 March 2019

4 Sam Raimi 72%
13 Michael Bay 28%

twitter -- 4,276 total votes -- reddit

20 March 2019

5 Francis Ford Coppola 56%
21 Mel Brooks 44%

twitter -- 3,414 total votes -- reddit

21 March 2019

2 Peter Jackson 53%
15 John McTiernan 47%

twitter -- 3,143 total votes -- reddit

22 March 2019

7 John Carpenter 53%
23 Penny Marshall 47%

twitter -- 3,370 total votes -- reddit

23 March 2019

3 Guillermo del Toro 51%
19 William Friedkin 49%

twitter -- 3,868 total votes -- reddit

24 March 2019

6 George Miller 59%
11 Joe Dante 41%

twitter -- 3,314 total votes -- reddit

Quarterfinals

25 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 49%
9 Jonathan Demme 51%

twitter poll -- 5,167 total votes -- reddit thread

26 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
4 Sam Raimi 57%
5 Francis Ford Coppola 43%

twitter poll -- 3,785 total votes -- reddit thread

27 March 2019

2 Peter Jackson 40%
7 John Carpenter 60%

twitter -- 3,291 total votes -- reddit

28 March 2019

3 Guillermo del Toro 40%
6 George Miller 60%

twitter -- 3,437 total votes -- reddit

Semifinals

29 March 2019

Seed Subject %
9 Jonathan Demme 51%
4 Sam Raimi 49%

twitter poll -- 5,088 total votes -- reddit thread

30 March 2019

Seed Subject total %
7 John Carpenter 2377 votes 50%
6 George Miller 2405 votes 50%

twitter poll -- 4,782 total votes -- reddit thread

Championship

31 March 2019

9 Jonathan Demme 52%
6 George Miller 48%

twitter poll -- 6,240 total votes -- reddit thread

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There you have it, folks -- once again a Cinderella story comes up from the ranks to topple multiple heavyweights. Look for the miniseries on Jonathan Demme's varied filmography in Fall 2019. Stop Podding Cast? The Podchurian Castidate? Rachel Podding Casted? We will see....

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