After seven weeks of rigorous polling, perfect seeding, and March Madness that lived up to its name, we have the answer to who is Best Chris. But before the big reveal, let’s take a look back at the road that led us here. (Note: only jerks scroll to the answer.)
Round 1 began with 64 contenders. All of them storied screen actors. Some of them actually named Chris. At every stage, tough choices were made. By Round 2 John Mulaney and Mads Mikkelsen were axed. By Round 3, Chris Pine and Idris Elba were out. Round 4 saw the end of Jason Mantzoukas’s journey. Round 5 gave us faceoffs of long-loved leading men and brawny superhero stars. Which left us with a final showdown between Chris Evans and Keanu Reeves.
To get there, Evans took down Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Momoa. Reeves defeated Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Dev Patel, and Tom Hanks. And then, he defeated Evans.
The race was ruthlessly neck and neck on day one. Then the votes came in fast and curiously furious. Ultimately, Reeves came in the clear winner with 58.4% of the vote. Funny thing. A lot more votes were cast for this final round than all of its predecessors combined.
Take a look at the numbers:
Round 1: 4,781 responses
Round 2: 5,231 responses
Round 3: 8,209 responses
Round 4: 5,724 responses
Round 5: 4,431 responses
Round 6: 35,608 responses
Congratulations to Keanu Reeves, who is now officially (and perhaps suspiciously) Best Chris. Long may he reign.
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