Daniel Radcliffe, who skyrocketed to fame once he put on those circle-shaped glasses, has just been crowned “Entertainer of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly. The announcement was made on Wednesday, December 7th.
Radcliffe will be featured on the cover of the annual issue (pictured above), which is due out on December 9th. He will be featured alongside other superstars, including Adele, the cast of “Bridesmaids,” Hugh Jackman, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Viola Davis, and George R.R. Martin, the author of Game of Thrones (which was developed into a hit HBO fantasy series). Wow, I’m so glad to see an author make the cut. How cool is that!
Radcliffe is starring in the upcoming creepy movie “The Woman in Black.” After a good year — you know, with wrapping up one of the biggest film franchises in history — the actor seemed like a worthy and deserved candidate for EW’s rather prestigious title.
Radcliffe, who was also chosen by MTV as the actor MTV News was most thankful for in 2011 , told MTV earlier this fall:
“It’s been a great first year away from ‘Potter.’ It’s been very successful. I’ve done some work I’m really proud of in that time, particularly onstage in ‘How to Succeed.’ Just the process of doing it and doing it and doing it, I’ve got so much better, I think, during the run, as is the way it should be. It’s been a great year, but I think next year is the big one for me. ‘The Woman in Black’ is coming out, and I’ve also got a couple other things I’ll be doing. The next two or three years are going to be pretty important, I think, and if  is not a breakout year, it’s a breakaway year.”
In the upcoming issue, many of Hollywood’s biggest stars toast those honored in the issue. Amy Poehler speaks highly of author George Martin, saying “[He] is such a great writer that it makes people angry. Tyrion the Imp has some of the best one-liners I have ever read from someone about to die. Did I mention a lot of people die?”
Make sure to check out the upcoming issue of EW, which will hit newsstands this coming Friday!
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