A Star Is Born? Celebs Who Had A Great 2015

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Hollywood is a place for re-births (or is that remakes?… reboots?). There are many celebs who have put in the work, day in and day out, for years, only to go unrecognized for their work. This past year was a great one for many of these stalwart performers. Join us as we look at some of the stars who had a great 2015.
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Taraji P. Henson

The 2009 Oscar-nominee went on to win best TV drama actress at the Golden Globes for her role as “Cookie” on Empire.
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Phyllis Smith

The Office cast member has struck a lot of chords with her voicing of Sadness in the animated film Inside Out.
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Michiel Huisman

The actor has been been charging into the hearts and minds (and, into an SAG Awards Ensemble nomination) for his work on Game of Thrones.
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Regina King

We loved watching her no-bull character on Southland, but this past year’s work in American Crime brought her a Best Actress nomination at the SAG Awards.
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Larry Wilmore

This long-time successful comedy writer is fitting right in, and gaining acclaim, with his own show on Comedy Central.
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Michael B. Jordan

We can’t get enough of Michael since he really broke it open with Fruitvale Station, but this past year, he is really on the front burner! He has been nominated as Best Actor by nearly all of the awards programs for his role in Creed.
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Jay and Mark Duplass

The brains behind Transparent, The Mindy Project, and their new HBO series Togetherness, are brothers Jay and Mark Duplass and these guys seem to have a brilliant future ahead of them.
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Jussie Smollett

The actor has been plugging away since around 1992 (he was in The Mighty Ducks). He’s all grown up and is garnering quite a few nominations at the BET and Image Awards for his role on Empire.
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Rami Malek

This quirky actor truly broke out with his role on the surprise hit, Mr. Robot, and that has earned him some mighty praise in the form of Best Actor nominations in both the SAG Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. He won for Best Actor at the Critic’s Choice awards. Now, for season two!
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