IMDb Announces the Top 10 Stars of 2014; Women Sweep the Top 10 for the First Time Ever; Shailene Woodley Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence
IMDb Premieres New Web Show (The IMDb Countdown) and New Top 10 List (Movers & Shakers); Margot Robbie Is The #1 Breakout Star of 2014
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the Top 10 Stars of 2014, the Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2014, and a new list, the Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2014. Rather than base its annual rankings on small statistical samplings, reviews of professional critics or box office performance, these definitive top 10 lists are determined by the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly unique visitors to IMDb.
“Although theatrical blockbusters deeply influenced this year’s list, the perennial popularity of TV title Game of Thrones ensured that Emilia Clarke, known to fans as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons, earned her seat on the Top 10 Stars list at #4”
IMDb’s just-launched Best of 2014 section (www.imdb.com/bestof2014) features a variety of additional top 10 lists, the IMDb Top 100 Stars of 2014 list, and other compelling year-end editorial coverage. In-depth IMDb STARmeter rankings are available exclusively on IMDbPro (http://www.imdbpro.com), the subscription version of IMDb designed for entertainment industry professionals.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of IMDb’s annual end-of-year top 10 lists, IMDb will premiere a new IMDb original web series, The IMDb Countdown. Hosted by Brooke Anderson of Entertainment Tonight, The IMDb Countdown brings IMDb’s top 10 lists to life, featuring expert commentary from IMDb’s editors and celebrity acceptance speeches. The first episode, focused on the Top 10 Stars of 2014, premieres today (December 9) in IMDb’s Best of 2014 section (www.imdb.com/bestof2014) which is accessible via IMDb’s homepage and mobile apps. The second episode, which explores IMDb’s Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2014, will premiere on December 11. The third episode, which will reveal the Top 10 Movies of 2014 as determined by IMDb user ratings, will premiere on December 13. The fourth episode, which announces the Top 10 TV Series of the year as determined by page views on IMDb, will premiere on December 15.
And the 2014 winners are:
The IMDb Top 10 Stars of 2014 List*
1. Shailene Woodley
2. Jennifer Lawrence
3. Margot Robbie
4. Emilia Clarke
5. Scarlett Johansson
6. Nicola Peltz
7. Chloë Grace Moretz
8. Rosamund Pike
9. Emma Stone
10. Eva Green
*The 10 stars who consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly STARmeter chart throughout 2014. IMDb STARmeter rankings are based on the actual page views of IMDb’s more than 200 million unique monthly visitors.
The IMDb Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2014 List*
1. Margot Robbie
2. Nicola Peltz
3. Rosamund Pike
4. Chris Pratt
5. Naomi Grossman
6. Theo James
7. Jared Leto
8. Taryn Manning
9. Taylor Schilling
10. Jamie Dornan
*Among the select group of stars who charted on IMDb’s annual Top 100 list for the first time in their careers in 2014, these 10 stars consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly STARmeter chart throughout the year. IMDb STARmeter rankings are based on the actual page views of IMDb’s more than 200 million unique monthly visitors.
“This is the 10th anniversary of calculating IMDb’s Top 10 Stars and this is the first time women have swept every spot on the list, reflecting the fact that strong roles for women and breakthrough performances by women permeated 2014, ” said Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Managing Editor. “Leonardo DiCaprio, who ranked #3 in 2013 and #4 in 2010, was the highest performing actor in 2014 (ranking #11 for the year). 2014 was quite a year for Shailene Woodley, who dethroned last year’s #1 star (Jennifer Lawrence) by consistently being of interest to IMDb’s users throughout the year with her lead performances in early spring hit Divergent and summer’s hit The Fault In Our Stars. Margot Robbie catapulted to the top of our Breakout Stars list this year, fueled by intense fan interest in her role in The Wolf of Wall Street.”
“Although theatrical blockbusters deeply influenced this year’s list, the perennial popularity of TV title Game of Thrones ensured that Emilia Clarke, known to fans as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons, earned her seat on the Top 10 Stars list at #4,” said Melanie McFarland, IMDb’s TV editor. “Joining her is Eva Green (#10), who not only co-starred in the action flicks 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame of Kill For during 2014, but thrilled fans as the mysterious Vanessa Ives in Showtime’s rising hit Penny Dreadful -- which, like Green, is fast becoming a fan favorite.”
“Among IMDb’s 2014 Breakout stars are a few prominent TV/film crossovers. Yes, Chris Pratt (#4) may be known as Star-Lord nowadays, but long before winning the lead in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was the lovably dopey Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation,” continued Melanie McFarland. “Similarly, the man the world will soon know as Christian Grey might be more familiar to TV viewers as Paul Spector on BBC’s The Fall. But among the three TV stars on the list, while it’s interesting to see Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling (#9) and Taryn Manning (#8) on our year end Break-Out Stars list, the quick rise of American Horror Story star Naomi Grossman at #5 is a terrific story. Grossman’s transformation into Pepper on American Horror Story’s Asylum and Freak Show seasons is simply astounding, and her portrayal has piqued a lot of curiosity about her among our users.”
IMDb also revealed a new end-of-year top 10 list, Movers & Shakers. Among the rising stars who ranked on IMDb’s annual Top 200 STARmeter List in 2014, the stars on IMDb’s new Movers & Shakers list experienced the largest increase in their best weekly STARmeter ranking in 2014 as compared to 2013. The list follows:
The IMDb Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2014 List*
1. Camren Bicondova
2. Emily Ratajkowski
3. Lupita Nyong’o
4. Dave Bautista
5. Danielle Panabaker
6. Ansel Elgort
7. Michelle Monaghan
8. Imogen Poots
9. Uzo Aduba
10. Dane DeHaan
*The rising stars on this list experienced the largest increase in their best weekly STARmeter ranking in 2014 as compared to 2013.
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