Alex Kingston Wins Anglo Fan Favorites Title, Named Woman of 2013

Alex Kingston, seen here in 2007, is the winner of Anglophenia's third annual Anglo Fan Favorites women's tournament, defeating Dame Maggie Smith by a 54-point margin. (Photo: AP/Stuart Ramson)

Alex Kingston, seen here in 2007, is the winner of Anglophenia’s third annual Anglo Fan Favorites women’s tournament, defeating Dame Maggie Smith by a 54-point margin. (Photo: AP/Stuart Ramson)

Nope, it wasn’t even close.

British actress Alex Kingston, Doctor Who‘s River Song and formerly ER‘s Elizabeth Corday, has won 2013′s Anglo Fan Favorites women’s title, defeating Downton Abbey‘s Dame Maggie Smith by an overwhelming 77 percent to 23 percent score. It is the most lopsided victory we’ve ever witnessed in a Fan Favorites final. (Alan Rickman infamously trounced Colin Firth in 2011′s men’s championship, 73 to 27 percent.)

Not to take anything away from Dame Maggie, who finally broke through to second place after two previous third-place finishes, but Kingston was never in peril of losing.

Kingston stands alongside actor Tom Hiddleston, who won his second straight men’s title back in August.

Carried through the tournament on a wave of fervor from her fans, the Kinglets, Kingston defeated big names such as JK Rowling, Karen Gillan, and 2011 winner Helena Bonham Carter on her way to her first title.

Bonham Carter takes this year’s third place title, avenging her loss to last year’s women’s champion Katie McGrath.

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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.

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