IMDb unveiled the top 10 stars of 2012 and the top 10 emerging stars of 2012. Many of our favorite celebrity parents made the lists! Chris Hemsworth, Johnny Depp and more!
Rather than base its annual rankings on the reviews of critics or box office performance, these top 10 lists are determined by the actual page views of the more than 160 million monthly unique users of IMDb. For the first time, celebrated actors, writers, directors, producers and other industry influencers also shared their personal top 10 lists in IMDb’s year-in-review special section. To view all of IMDb’s year-end lists and make your own, go to: www.imdb.com/bestof2012.
IMDb’s Top 10 Stars of 2012*
1. Tom Hardy
2. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
7. Johnny Depp
8. Emma Stone
9. Josh Hutcherson
10. Kristen Stewart
*List determined by total page views in 2012.
IMDb’s Top 10 Emerging Stars of 2012*
1. Liam Hemsworth
2. Rooney Mara
3. Lena Headey
4. Tom Hiddleston
5. Noomi Rapace
6. Taylor Kitsch
8. Benedict Cumberbatch
9. Jim Parsons
10. Ian Somerhalder
*Stars who made their debut this year on IMDb’s top 100 STARmeter chart in 2012.
“This year, the men of The Dark Knight Rises, IMDb’s #1 movie of 2012 as determined by user ratings, claimed 3 of the top 5 spots (Tom Hardy at #1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt at #4 and Christian Bale at #5). The Batman trio knocked Johnny Depp, who has earned our #1 spot for most of the last decade, to his lowest ranking ever (#7), and pushed the Black Swan actresses, who dominated at #1 (Natalie Portman) and #2 (Mila Kunis) last year, out of our top 10,” said Keith Simanton, IMDb’s managing editor.
“Also on the rise, however, were The Hunger Games stars, lead by Jennifer Lawrence,” said Keith Simanton. “Last year she was IMDb’s #1 emerging star of the year. This year she earned the #2 overall position on our chart, making her the most viewed actress of 2012. Her co-star Josh Hutcherson landed at #9, all the way up from #79 in 2011, while Liam Hemsworth became 2012’s top emerging star.”
“IMDb’s 2011 emerging stars chart also proved to be predictive of 2012 success in the case of Tom Hardy,” said Keith Simanton. “This year’s most viewed star, Tom Hardy, ranked #2 on IMDb’s emerging stars of 2011 chart. His unrivaled performance this year reflects intense fan desire to see and learn more about the man behind Bane’s mask.”
“Former Twi-title holders Robert Pattinson (#1 in 2009) and Kristen Stewart (#2 in 2009 and 2010) landed at #33 and #10, respectively,” said Keith Simanton. “The biggest drop from the highest spot was last year’s #1 celebrity, Natalie Portman, who tumbled to #37 this year. This may be attributed to the fact that she’s been out of the spotlight this year as she took a break to have a child with Benjamin Millipied, whom she married this last August.”
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