Welcome to election night 2012. While you're probably white knuckling it right now as early results start to roll in for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, calm down and take a deep breath. Because at least the winners of our Pop-Culture Election have been determined.
We presented you with some of the most heated oppositions in entertainment—Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie! Team Edward Cullen vs. Team Jacob Black! Marvel vs. DC—and you voted (sorry we didn't have any fancy stickers to give you). So, who's heading to Hollywood's White House?
Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie: It's a decision no moviegoer surely ever wants to make, but 66 percent of voters picked Jen Aniston. "When it comes to class and demure, Jennifer Aniston is the queen of it all. She carries herself with such grace that it puts all other actresses in Hollywood to shame," one commenter wrote while another simply said, "Jen will be always be my amiga forever!!!"
Team Edward vs. Team Jacob: With Breaking Dawn Part 2 rolling in to theaters momentarily and officially marking the end of The Twilight Saga, it's time to make the ultimate decision. And you voters sided with Bella Swan on this one, with 61 percent choosing to suck blood with the dashing undead Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) instead of drooling over wolfey Jacob Black's (Taylor Lautner) abs.
Taylor Swift vs. Her Exes: Is T.Swift out of line writing about her famous exes (Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner, to name a few)? Not according to 58 percent of you who chose the country singer. "She gets my vote because although she writes about all her relationships...she writes about both good and bad aspects of it," one voter said in defense of the queen of breakup songs.
Marvel vs. DC Superheroes: Despite one fan proclaiming, "I'm a Truth, Justice and the American Way gal myself" in support of Superman and his DC crew, 66 percent of votes were for Marvel and its beefy Avengers squad, which includes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans). Which might be why the movie made just about a bajillion dollars.
Vampires vs. Zombies: Supernatural species are only the hottest things right now. But do you prefer bloodsuckers or reanimated corpses? The majority of voters—66 percent—went with the vamp hotties (like those sexy True Blood studs), with commenters saying, "Vampires win every time! Vampires are sexy. Zombies are gross" while another claiming they're "tragic, complex creatures with varying goals in mind."
Kristen Stewart vs. Jennifer Lawrence: It might just be the toughest competition we posed you with. A Sophie's Choice of kickass chicks, if you will. But when it came time to make a choice between the Twilight starlet and The Hunger Games heroine 55 percent of you went with Ms. Stewart. "Kristen Stewart is the coolest and sweetest person in Hollywood I love her!" one fan gushed over Bella Swan.
The X Factor vs. The Voice: The sing-off-off was like the Florida of our Pop-Culture Election, with the results continuously flip-flopping. When we called it, 53 percent of voters had picked Britney Spears and X Factor, saying, "My vote goes to X Factor for creating a show that not only concentrates on the voice, but also on the personality because to be in music business you have to have a personality."
Lady Gaga vs. Madonna: "Born This Way" or "Vogue"? "Paparazzi" or "Like A Virgin"? The controversial blond pop stars have been cat fighting on and off stage for quite some time now, but 51 percent of voters picked Madge as the winner of this particular poll. "Were it not for Madonna, there would be no Gaga. Gaga owes her existence to the Queen of Pop," one devout Material Girl fan claimed.
East Coast vs. West Coast: It was an old-fashioned geography battle when we asked you whether you preferred Los Angeles (with the bright lights of Hollywood, daily red carpets and celebrities galore) or New York (with Broadway, Gossip Girl and that infamous Big Apple attitude—yo, I'm walkin' here). It was a close call but 51 percent of you decided that the East Coast was the place to be.
Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey: Dem babies would be proud! Since the new American Idol additions were battling at the judges table (you've surely seen that video), we figured why not pit them against each other at the polls too? And 56 percent of you Lambs decided Mariah was top diva, declaring her "the princess of music who has been in the industry 20+ years and broke pretty much all records."
Lost Finale vs. The Sopranos Finale: People love TV...until the series finale rolls around. Then they either love it even more or hate it forever and regret their years of loyal viewership. Like with these buzzed-about oh-so-controversial finales. With 60 percent of the votes, Lost came out on top. "The Sopranos finale didn't give me closure at all. I'm gonna have to go with Lost on this one," a commenter ranted.
Now, about that presidential race...