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The Year's Biggest Breakout Stars In Film, TV, And Theater

From Empire to The Empire, these are the year's biggest breakout stars.

1. Amy Schumer

2. Tituss Burgess

3. Melissa Rosenberg

4. Taron Egerton

5. Cush Jumbo

6. Billy Eichner

7. Lin Manuel-Miranda

8. Rami Malek

9. Taraji P. Henson

10. Melissa Benoist

11. Marti Noxon, Shiri Appleby, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, and Constance Zimmer

12. Lena Waithe

13. John Cena

14. Brie Larson

15. Constance Wu

16. Billie Lourd

17. Jason Mitchell

18. Hayley Atwell

19. John Boyega and Daisy Ridley

20. Rebecca Ferguson

21. Effie Brown

22. Rachel Bloom

23. Tessa Thompson

CORRECTION

Julie Klausner is the writer of Difficult People. A previous version misstated that Billy Eichner co-writes the show.