Full Blank bracket (click to enlarge)

Summary[edit | edit source]

It's the 2020 March Madness event! Oscar winners vs. Razzie "winners!" At the same time on Blank Check: Special Features a corresponding tournament was hosted to determine the next franchise covered on the Patreon.

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

MARCH MADNESS RULES[edit | edit source]

  • 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 3/31/2020
  • winner = covered in autumn 2020
  • Don't @ blankcheckpod about missing directors. These are the choices this year!
  • PLAY NICE!

First Round Matchups[edit | edit source]

1 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Coen Brothers 61%
Martin Scorcese 39%

twitter poll -- 10,709 total votes -- reddit thread

2 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Michael Bay 73%
Tom Green 27%

twitter poll -- 6,507 total votes -- reddit thread

3 March 2020

Mike Nichols 62%
Warren Beatty 38%

twitter -- 5,904 total votes -- reddit

4 March 2020

Michael Cimino 52%
Sylvester Stallone 48%

twitter -- 5,819 total votes -- reddit

5 March 2020

Peter Jackson 42%
Robert Zemeckis 58%

twitter -- 6,414 total votes -- reddit

6 March 2020

Kevin Costner 3179 votes 50%
Tom Hooper 3185 votes 50%

twitter -- 6,364 total votes -- reddit

7 March 2020

Alfonso Cuarón 58%
David Lean 42%

twitter -- 7,060 total votes -- reddit

8 March 2020

Guy Ritchie 49%
Prince 51%

twitter -- 7,356 total votes -- reddit

9 March 2020

Danny Boyle 67%
Anthony Minghella 33%

twitter -- 5,875 total votes -- reddit

10 March 2020

Martin Brest 66%
Dennis Dugan 34%

twitter -- 4,633 total votes -- reddit

11 March 2020

Milos Forman 33%
Bong Joon-Ho 67%

twitter -- 7,107 total votes -- reddit

12 March 2020

Bill Condon 52%
Peter Farrelly 48%

twitter -- 4,776 total votes -- reddit

13 March 2020

Guillermo del Toro 55%
William Friedkin 45%

twitter -- 6,284 total votes -- reddit

14 March 2020

Gus van Sant 45%
Barry Sonnenfeld 55%

twitter -- 5,261 total votes -- reddit

15 March 2020

Francis Ford Coppola 64%
Bob Fosse 36%

twitter -- 5,751 total votes -- reddit

16 March 2020

Elaine May 80%
Blake Edwards 20%

twitter -- 4,927 total votes -- reddit

Sweet Sixteen[edit | edit source]

17 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Coen Brothers 67%
Mike Nichols 33%

twitter poll -- 6,673 total votes -- reddit thread

18 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Michael Bay 55%
Michael Cimino 45%

twitter poll -- 6,216 total votes -- reddit thread

19 March 2020

Robert Zemeckis 64%
Alfonso Cuarón 36%

twitter -- 6,782 total votes -- reddit

20 March 2020

Tom Hooper 49%
Prince 51%

twitter -- 6,693 total votes -- reddit

21 March 2020

Danny Boyle 44%
Bong Joon-ho 56%

twitter -- 7,417 total votes -- reddit

22 March 2020

Martin Brest 54%
Bill Condon 46%

twitter -- 5,670 total votes -- reddit

23 March 2020

Guillermo del Toro 61%
Francis Ford Coppola 39%

twitter -- 9,912 total votes -- reddit

24 March 2020

Barry Sonnenfeld 52%
Elaine May 48%

twitter -- 7,128 total votes -- reddit

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

25 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Coen Brothers 49%
Robert Zemeckis 51%

twitter poll -- 15,034 total votes -- reddit thread

26 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Michael Bay 56%
Prince 44%

twitter poll -- 7,091 total votes -- reddit thread

27 March 2020

Bong Joon-ho 52%
Guillermo del Toro 48%

twitter -- 10,285 total votes -- reddit

28 March 2020

Martin Brest 40%
Barry Sonnenfeld 60%

twitter -- 6,763 total votes -- reddit

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

29 March 2020
Subject %
Robert Zemeckis 52%
Bong Joon-ho 48%

twitter poll -- 12,822 total votes -- reddit thread

30 March 2020
Subject %
Michael Bay 46%
Barry Sonnenfeld 54%

twitter poll -- 7.979 total votes -- reddit thread

Championship[edit | edit source]

31 March 2020
Robert Zemeckis 78%
Barry Sonnenfeld 22%

twitter poll -- 8,995 total votes -- reddit thread


Who shall reign in 2020: a fêted Academy Awards winner, or the anti-hero from the Golden Raspberries?

And.... it's Bobby Z with a thundering victory! It will be a miniseries with many twists and turns. Who Podded Roger Cast-it.... The Pod-ar Cast-press.... Talking "The Walk" 2020..... Romancing the Podcast..... there's no end of sweaty possibilities. We'll see what #TheTwoFriends decide on in the autumn.

Featured Episodes[edit | edit source]

The March Madness 2020 recap episodes appeared on Blank Check: Special Features.

# Title Link Guest(s) Length Date
SF50 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 1 0:34 3/9/2020
SF52 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 2 0:58 3/18/2020
SF54 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 3 0:49 3/26/2020
SF56 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 4 Chip Smith 0:38 4/2/2020
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