Monday, March 4, 2013
Few early surprises so far in first round action
The first full day of first round action in the 3rd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actress tourney is in the books and besides one disqualification, which I talked about in an earlier post, there are only a few upsets going on. Most of the top seeds are making early statements in convincing leads such as Bette Davis up 33-1 over Jane Wyman in the 40's era, Audrey Hepburn shutting out Pier Angeli 28-0 in the 50's era, and Ann-Margret crushing Diahann Carroll 38-9 in the 60's era. A few upsets are occurring but none bigger than Liza Minnelli leading Barbra Streisand 27-21. That would be a surprise if Liza holds on and wins. Some other blow-outs include Grace Kelly blanking Diana Dors 28-0, Deborah Kerr up big over Jean Peters 27-1, Greta Garbo over Dolores del Rio 38-17 and Vivien Leigh leading Joan Fontaine 26-11. First round continues tomorrow and wraps up Wednesday evening.