BARBARA STANWYCK 43-7 over MIRIAM HOPKINS (disqualification)
CLAUDETTE COLBERT 61-42 over JOAN CRAWFORD
MARLENE DIETRICH 54-51 over ANN DVORAK
NORMA SHEARER 51-48 over GLENDA FARRELL
GRETA GARBO 60-32 over DOLORES DEL RIO
KAY FRANCIS 54-32 over LOUISE BROOKS
GLORIA SWANSON 46-45 over CLARA BOW
LILLIAN GISH 56-37 over MARY PICKFORD
One mild upset occurred when first time tourney competitor Kay Francis (5th seed) beat 4th seed Louise Brooks and beat her quite convincingly. Claudette Colbert throttled last year's sweet sixteen finalist Joan Crawford. Newcomers Ann Dvorak and Glenda Farrell did extremely well in their maiden tourney losing by only a combined 6 votes. And Gloria Swanson had to fight off a game Clara Bow to win by a single vote.
BETTE DAVIS 55-4 over JANE WYMAN
VIVIEN LEIGH 49-15 over JOAN FONTAINE
INGRID BERGMAN 45-14 over GREER GARSON
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND 43-25 over KATHARINE HEPBURN
JUDY GARLAND 51-8 over MARGARET O'BRIEN
ANN MILLER 37-28 over DONNA REED
TERESA WRIGHT 43-10 over JUNE ALLYSON
VIRIGINA MAYO 35-27 over JEANNE CRAIN
Another mild upset occurred as 5th seed Olivia de Havilland knocked off the great Kate Hepburn 43-25 with a most impressive win. I personally don't view it as an upset as Olivia is just as loved as Kate and has a huge fanbase of her own. Final four finalist from last year Judy Garland just steamrolled Margaret O'Brien. Bette Davis started her run with an equally impressive blow-out win over Jane Wyman, by a nearly 50 vote margin. The most interesting match of this era had to been between Mayo and Crain as they were tied for most of the time and then traded leads back and forth until Mayo finally pulled away.
NATALIE WOOD 56-20 over RITA MORENO
SHIRLEY JONES 45-42 over SHIRLEY MACLAINE
LIZA MINNELI 50-35 over BARBRA STREISAND
ANN-MARGRET 58-15 over DIAHANN CARROLL
CATHERINE DENEUVE 43-22 over JEANNE MOREAU
LIV ULLMAN 54-13 over LILA KEDROVA
ROMY SCHNEIDER 37-21 over ANNA KARINA
CLAUDIA CARDINALE 38-22 over GIULIETTA MASINA
60's era top seed Natalie Wood opened with a blow-out win over her Westside Story co-star Rita Moreno, marking yet another potential final four run. Two upsets occurred in this era. The first being 2nd seed Shirley MacLaine losing to another Shirley, 7th seed Jones, 45-42 as Jones made a rally to overtake MacLaine to win the match. It was close all the way though. The other upset was not. Upstart Liza Minneli (6th seed) took down Barbra Streisand 50-35 and it was even close. Liza led from day one and never looked back.
Congrats to these winners today as they will have their second round matches begin this upcoming Sunday. In the meantime, the other two categories of each respective era will begin their competition within a few hours tonight.