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Who Is the Best Up-and-Comer of 2009?

Welcome to Buzz's annual coverage of the Best of 2009! Over the next few weeks I'll be asking you about some of your favorites of the year in movies, music, and TV. To kick things off, I'm asking about 2009's best up-and-comer. We're talking about a fresh face who may be new to the scene (or under the radar for awhile), but really made his/her mark in the entertainment industry this year. Which up-and-comer of 2009 is your favorite?

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lindsforiz lindsforiz 6 years
I went with Lea Michele. She's just so talented and like Zivanod said, even if her tv/movie career doesn't last, I believe her career on broadway will be a long and successful one. Second is definitely Gabby, she's a great actress and she's so lovable in interviews!
lindsforiz lindsforiz 6 years
I went with Lea Michele. She's just so talented and like Zivanod said, even if her tv/movie career doesn't last, I believe her career on broadway will be a long and successful one.Second is definitely Gabby, she's a great actress and she's so lovable in interviews!
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I have to agree with #20 Gabby is so charming. I wasn't planning on seeing Precious, but after seeing her on the late night talk show circuit I really wanted to support the film. She's amazing and has the greatest sense of humor about all the celebrity and finally getting to meet her heros. Besides when an icon like Joan Collins gives someone the thumbs up you just have to take notice. She is also one of the few people on this list who I feel is a real up and comer. Everyone else has been working in the the industry for a while. My second choice would have to be Lea Michelle.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I have to agree with #20 Gabby is so charming. I wasn't planning on seeing Precious, but after seeing her on the late night talk show circuit I really wanted to support the film. She's amazing and has the greatest sense of humor about all the celebrity and finally getting to meet her heros. Besides when an icon like Joan Collins gives someone the thumbs up you just have to take notice. She is also one of the few people on this list who I feel is a real up and comer. Everyone else has been working in the the industry for a while. My second choice would have to be Lea Michelle.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
Taylor Lautner! Because he gave more to the stroy in New Moon, and has at least 2 movies in 2010 :)
billyart101 billyart101 6 years
Should've included Taylor Momsen, she's a burgeoning style icon. I know people are bothered by her age, but her looks are so fabulous and effortlessly cool; and much better and age-authentic (if not appropriate) than any of the wardrobes of any other character on Gossip Girl. She's the new Lisa Bonet.
billyart101 billyart101 6 years
Should've included Taylor Momsen, she's a burgeoning style icon. I know people are bothered by her age, but her looks are so fabulous and effortlessly cool; and much better and age-authentic (if not appropriate) than any of the wardrobes of any other character on Gossip Girl.She's the new Lisa Bonet.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Gabourey!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Gabourey!
sharshar sharshar 6 years
Chris Colfer. But yeah, Lea Michele is very talented!
slikkback slikkback 6 years
anything vamp diaries related
Allyace Allyace 6 years
I would have to say Chris Pine. I think that Carey will be big too, but I think 2010 will actually be her year. I don't think a lot of people have heard of her yet.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
I can't choose between Paul Wesley, Lea Michele, and Michael Rady. I love them all :) Jesse Eisenberg and Chris Pine are pretty awesome too.
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
Lea!! I also think Carey and Chris had big years. Taylor was already big last year.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I agree with you 100% ilanac. I vote for Chris Pine too :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i picked chris pine because i think that we have yet to see the best from him although he was GREAT in star trek.
clareberrys clareberrys 6 years
definitely Jesse Eisenberg - he is funny and quirky like Michael Cera but I feel like he is more natural
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 6 years
care0531 said it all.
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 6 years
care0531 said it all.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
i'm far from being a twi-hard but i think taylor lautner is the best
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
I picked Lea. People were already talking about Taylor in 2008, but Lea pretty much came out of nowhere.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 6 years
Definitely Carey Mulligan.
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