Who is the Entertainer of the Year?

Anticipating this morning’s Golden Globes nominations, the folks at E! picked the cast of Desperate Housewives. Announcing their pick in their special The Big, Bad and Best: 2005! (which will repeat several more times over the next week), the E! people picked the ladies of Wisteria Lane from a pool of 2005’s noteworthy performers, including Chris Rock, Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Steve Carell, Terrence Howard, and Vince Vaughn.

Agree? Disagree? Who’s your pick for the Entertainer of 2005?

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  • Kyle

    Why on earth would you have Mariah Carey on that list and not include Kelly Clarkson? Kelly was definitely the Entertainer of the Year if you ask me. Two sold out tours, 4 number ones, quadruple-platinum sales, and one of only four artists to spend an entire year in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Also, Kelly can actually sing live without relying on backing tracks every time she performs. This was definitely the year of Kelly Clarkson, and I think EW needs to recognize that.

  • Joshua

    Yep, agreed–well, sort of. Although mariah had the biggest song of the year, Kelly did have 4 top ten singles, thats one more than mariah, and for a few weeks had two songs in the top 10 at the same time. I’d keep mariah on the list and just add kelly to it as well.

  • BoxOfficeGoddess

    Ahhhh! why didn’t you let us be surprised when we got to the mailbox on Friday? You should have put up a SPOILER notice.
    As for my vote for Entertainer of the Year, what about J.K. Rowling? She had the number 1 book and the second highest-grossing movie of the year. Or what about the cast of the last Star Wars? Between the Clone War movies, the video games and Return of the Sith (plus the fact that the series is over” should warrent it a place in the Top 10. But I agree that Steve Carrell and Terrence Howard should be on the list. As for Vince Vaughn, what’s he done this year other than “Wedding Crashers” where he’s still doing the same schtick he did in “Swingers” and “date” Jennifer Aniston?

  • Ed

    Folks, this is E!’s list, not EW’s. The television network, not this magazine. Different companies.

  • am

    The MUCISIANS with the best year were Green Day. Their album outsold Clarkson and Carey, if you include sales of American Idiot for three months of last year. They collected many more awards along the way and all of this while rock radio stations were disappearing. By the way, the songs were better.

  • djm

    Easily Madonna should win Entertainer of the Year – her new cd is not only the best of the year, but one of the best of her very long career. Props should also be sent to:
    Lauren Ambrose – her potrayal of Claire on Six Feet Under was just amazing.
    Catherine Keener – she is a truly amazing actress
    Mary Louise Parker & Elizabeth Perkins – they made “Weeds” the best show on television this year.
    Kanye West – love his music, just wish he’d check his ego.
    Steve Carrell – he was brilliant in the 40YO Virgin.
    Reese Witherspoon & Joaquin Phienix – awesome performers
    Jason Lee & Jamie Pressley – They make “My Name is Earl” the best show on network television.

  • Tim

    Mariah Carey wins my pick

  • EP Sato

    Jason Lee from my name is Earl. Dude, that guy went from nobody (sorry Kevin Smith, “almost famous” and pro skateboard fans, but it’s true) to the star of one of the best sitcoms, and he did it his own way.
    The ladies of Hysteria lane are so 2004 it hurts. Hasn’t everyone been talking about how half assed season 2 has been? Are they going to choose the Season 1 cast of the Sopranos in 2006? Very poor choice, AND they claim to know a thing or two about pop culture.

  • Nicole

    So should have been Jake Gyllenhaal (Jarhead and Brokeback – amazing in both). Or as a second option, the cast of Arrested Development. As my third choice, I would probably say ANYONE BUT THE CAST OF DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!!!! Seriously, if I see one more award for that brain-dead show with a boring premise… Sorry, rant over.

  • Gian

    She should be THE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR!!!
    …nothing follows!

  • boom

    definitely Mariah carey…

  • Travis

    1) Steve Carrell for 40-year-old virgin and the Office
    2) Jason Lee for My Name is Earl
    3) Jake Gyllenhaal for Jarhead and Brokeback Mountain
    4) Christian Bale for Batman Begins
    5) Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian from System of a Down for Mezmerize and Hypnotize

  • Brandon

    I agree with boxofficegoddess that the cast of Star Wars (or maybe at least George Lucas). A sort of acknowledgement of all that Star Wars has done for entertainment throughout the year and the last few decades.

  • Howard

    Entertainer of the Year should be either Jamie Foxx (holdover for Ray, plus Jarhead, Stealth and the hit singles with and without Kanye West) or George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck and Syriana). Semi-finalists should include the casts of ABC’s serials (DH, Grey’s Anatomy and Lost), Mariah (Comeback of the Year), JK Rowling, Kelly Clarkson and Steve Carrell.

  • Joe C

    Mariah Carey, of course!

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