Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament, Women of 2011: Round 1

ROUND 1 VOTING IS CLOSED – CONGRATS TO WINNER HELENA BONHAM CARTER!

We’ve wrapped our men’s tournament, which concluded with the “villain” (Alan Rickman) toppling the “leading man” (Colin Firth). Now we rev up for the women’s tournament, in which damsels (Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan) rub shoulders with Dames (Helen Mirren, Judi Dench), and musicians (Adele, Florence) mix it up with the monarchy (The Duchess of Cambridge).

As a refresher, here’s how it works: 32 of Britain’s finest female celebs will face off in the quest for domination.

And we’re doing it tournament style: each week you’ll vote for winners in a set of matchups, narrowing down the field until one woman stands above them all – the Anglo Fan Favorites champion.

By the way, thanks for all of your suggestions: we’ve included many of your picks. So let’s do this: Pippa Middleton or Karen Gillan? Helen Mirren or Joanna Lumley? Start your fan campaigns now – Round 1 voting ends Thursday at 11 am ET. Voting is limited to one vote per matchup in a 24 hour period.

Vote in the first round!

This story has multiple pages:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

See more posts by Kevin Wicks