Entertainment Weekly names Jordan Peele, Gal Gadot, Jimmy Kimmel & more as its "2017 Entertainers of the Year"

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/ Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Entertainment Weekly has chosen its top 15 Entertainers of the Year, all of whom captivated our attention in 2017.

Among the actors awarded the title are Get Out director Jordan Peele and Insecure’s Issa Rae. Both auteurs earned critical acclaim this year for their work.

EW wrote Rae “has cemented her status as one of TV’s most unique and unmissable voices.”

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot, HBO’s Big Little Lies and ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel all earned spots on the list, after drawing large audiences at the box office, cable and TV.

Some of 2017’s comeback kids are also on the list: Pop star Kesha released her first album in five years, Rainbow, after a bitter battle with her former producer Dr. Luke, while NBC’s Will & Grace returned to high ratings.

The publication also shined the spotlight on the stage, by naming Ben Platt, star of the Tony-winning show Dear Evan Hansen, to the list.  Also included is Laurie Metcalf, who appeared onstage this year in A Dolls House, Part 2, and on screen in the critically-adored film LadybirdLadybird director Greta Gerwig also made the list.

Find the full list of Entertainment Weekly’s 2017 Entertainers of the Year below:

Gal Gadot, Actress
Greta Gerwig, director & writer
Jimmy Kimmel, Host
Issa Rae, Showrunner and Actress
Jack Antonoff, Musician
Kumail Nanjian, comedian-actor
Elisabeth Moss, actress
Jordan Peele, director
Laurie Metcalf, actress
Big Little Lies, series
Stephen King, writer
Kesha, musician
Carrie Coon, actress
Ben Platt, actor
Will & Grace, series

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