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March Madness Continues: ROUND 2!

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By / March 20, 2017

Well, that was exhausting.

Round One of our Jewish Celebrity March Madness had some predictable results (did anyone really think Jake Tapper could take the Notorious RBG?), but also some upsets, and some really close races.  Here’s a recap of just a few showdowns:

  • Neither member of Broad City is making it past the first round! Abbi and Ilana won’t have to go head to head.
  • Winona Ryder held a lead on Rachel Weisz until the last few hours of the competition, and then BOOM! Ditto a last-minute reversal taking the round from Paul Rudd and giving it to ScarJo.
  • Bette vs. Babs? Dylan vs. Joel? Bette, and Joel, it turns out.
  • In a stunning turn of events, Drake is out in the first round! Let’s hear it for Daveed Diggs!
  • Bernie loses, yet again, though this was much closer than the 2016 primaries.

And so, we present to you, the Round 2 bracket:

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Go ahead and vote below; you have until Friday morning the 24th, 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Also, keep tweeting us angrily (new hashtag— #JewishCelebs); you had the moral high-ground for Round 1, but now, these are your picks.

And is the anticipation killing you? Well, if you sign up for emails below, you’ll have the results of Round 2 emailed to you, before Round 3 is live:

THE ACTORS:

'Pineapple EX-press' or 'Crazy EX-Girlfriend?'
  • 41.91% - ( 158 votes )
  • 58.09% - ( 219 votes )
They have the same initials!
  • 45.26% - ( 172 votes )
  • 54.74% - ( 208 votes )
Child Stars to Modern Stars
  • 68.58% - ( 251 votes )
  • 31.42% - ( 115 votes )
Can Mel be stopped? Should he be?
  • 34.99% - ( 134 votes )
  • 65.01% - ( 249 votes )
'Fury Road' vs. 'V for Vendetta'
  • 16.08% - ( 59 votes )
  • 83.92% - ( 308 votes )
Pick an Emma Watson co-star
  • 16.34% - ( 59 votes )
  • 83.66% - ( 302 votes )
Uh... Deborah Lipstadt vs. 'Ghost in the Shell?'
  • 45% - ( 162 votes )
  • 55% - ( 198 votes )
Fast and Furious? Or Wet and Hot?
  • 53.24% - ( 189 votes )
  • 46.76% - ( 166 votes )

THE MUSICIANS:

Mama vs. Papa
  • 54.72% - ( 203 votes )
  • 45.28% - ( 168 votes )
Funk rock or anti-folk?
  • 51.13% - ( 181 votes )
  • 48.87% - ( 173 votes )
"Uptown Funk" vs. 'Hamilton'— UBIQUITY BATTLE!
  • 28.06% - ( 94 votes )
  • 71.94% - ( 241 votes )
"Fight Song" or Nah?
  • 53.08% - ( 155 votes )
  • 46.92% - ( 137 votes )

MOVERS AND SHAKERS:

Um... both are married to Harvard grads?
  • 10.16% - ( 38 votes )
  • 89.84% - ( 336 votes )
SCOTUS Judge vs. MN Senator
  • 83.29% - ( 309 votes )
  • 16.71% - ( 62 votes )

OTHER:

Final Athlete Pick!
  • 78.43% - ( 269 votes )
  • 21.57% - ( 74 votes )
Director vs. Novelist
  • 80.11% - ( 298 votes )
  • 19.89% - ( 74 votes )