2016 Election poll results: Oscar-winning characters played by Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep are your picks for President

On Election Day (Nov. 8), the choice for president is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But as we are obsessed with show business awards, we wondered who you would choose if the characters played by the 10 most recent Oscar winners for Best Actor and Best Actress were in the running. We detailed the platforms for each of these contenders and your overwhelming choices were two of the academy’s favorites.

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Among the five fellows in the running, Daniel Day-Lewis got 42% of the vote. He  picked up his third Best Actor Oscar in 2013 for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, in Steven Spielberg‘s “Lincoln.” Last year’s Academy Award winner, Leonardo DiCaprio, scored half as many votes in the guise of frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.”

From the five women in contention, only Meryl Streep merited double digit support, with 18% of the vote. She won her third Oscar in 2012 for playing British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” With one-third of that support was Jennifer Lawrence as young widow Tiffany Wells in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Consider the summaries of the candidate’s positions before voting in the poll below and be sure to lobby for your choice in the comments!

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Predict the Oscar nominations now; change them till January 24

Be sure to make your Oscar predictions. How do you think “Fences” will fare with academy voters? Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how this film is faring in our Oscar odds. You can keep changing your predictions right up until just before nominations are announced on January 24 at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET. Be sure to read our contest rules. And join in the fierce debate over the Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.

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