Film and TV Twitter Tournaments

Since February 2021, the Classic Film & TV Café (@classic_film) has been conducting monthly classic film and television "tournaments" on Twitter. 

We choose a topic, such as classic TV show themes, and establish any criteria for selection. For example, we required that any nominated TV themes be from a TV show that began broadcasting no later 1989. Then, we host a "Nomination Day," in which film and TV fans on Twitter can submit up to four nominations. We tabulate those results and use the data to seed the tournament field.

Over a series of rounds, film and TV fans vote on Twitter until a champion is crowned! 

Our goal is not proclaim certain shows or actors as the best or most popular. Rather, we just want to celebrate classic movies and television shows and the people that made them...and have some fun!

We will announce the next topic in May 2024. If you want to participate, follow us on Twitter at @classic_film and stay tuned for updates.

The results of previous tournaments are shown below. Click on the graphic to enlarge it so you can read the results more easily.

Disaster Films (1970 - 81) - May 2024

Steven Spielberg Films - April 2024

Classic TV Road Shows - March 2024

ABC Movie of the Week - February 2024

Classic Courtroom Movies - January 2024

Classic Holiday TV Specials - December 2023

Classic Disney Live Actions Films - November 2023

Classic Film Scores (Non-musicals) - October 2023

Hammer Horror Movies Tournament - October 2023

The Twilight Zone (original TV series episodes) - September 2023

Batman TV Series Villains - August 2023 (bonus tournament)

Classic Movie Cast Tournament - August 2023

1960s TV Sidekicks Tournament - July 2023

Hitchcock Films of the 1950s (bonus mini-tournament) - June 2023

Film Noir - June 2023

Classic TV Title Sequences - May 2023

1960s Spy Movies - April 2023

Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar - April 2023

Columbo Villain Guest Stars - March 2023

Actresses Never Nominated for an Oscar - February 2023

Classic TV Game Shows - January 2023

Classic Christmas Movies - December 2022

Classic Romantic Comedies - November 2022

Classic Scary TV (TV series, made-for-TV movies, and miniseries) - October 2022

Classic Western Films - September 2022

Classic TV Cars - August 2022

Classic Film Composers - July 2022

Classic TV Dads - June 2022

Classic TV Moms - May 2022

Hitchcock Film Tournament - April 2022

Classic Film Supporting Actor Tournament - March 2022

Classic Animated TV Tournament - February 2022

Classic Film Supporting Actress Tournament - January 2022

Classic British TV Tournament - December 2021

Classic Movie Villains Tournament - November 2021

Classic TV Songs (with lyrics!) Tournament - October 2021

Classic Film Lead Actor Tournament - September 2021

Classic TV Themes (instrumentals) Tournament - August 2021

Classic Film Lead Actress Tournament - July 2021

Classic 1960s TV Character Tournament - June 2021

Classic 1970s TV Character Tournament - May 2021

Ignored By the Oscars Tournament - April 2021

Classic TV Westerns Tournament - March 2021

Classic TV Private Eye Tournament - February 2021

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