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Bellamy Young, Columbus Short, and Katie Lowes pick... Kerry Washington
''It's hard to think of an Entertainer of the Year that isn't named Kerry or Washington. She has done everything — comedy, drama, fashion, politics. There isn't an area that she hasn't put an incredible stamp on with grace and poise. She's really moved the ball on so many points this year. So, I know it's pushing one for the home team, but I think it would be hard for anyone to argue against Kerry Washington for that title. Kerry's just...she can be president, and Miss Universe and Nobel laureate. She's my vote.'' —Bellamy Young
''She's the hardest working woman in show business. She has done so many things this year. She has made such huge accomplishments and is embarking on an even bigger accomplishment in her personal life.'' —Columbus Short
''I have to say Kerry Washington. I know it's a little bit of a bias cheat just because she's the No. 1 on the show that I am on, but I just think she's Entertainer of the Year on every level — and not just because I get to work with her every day on a personal level — but I truly feel that if I was a fan watching the show and watching everything she's done this year between Django Unchained and Scandal, she's just really changing the landscape. And every interview she gives, I just think she's one of the most inspiring, brilliant people of our time.'' —Katie Lowes
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Tony Goldwyn picks... Ted Cruz
''Given the theatrics that he has displayed in the past couple of months, he had his way with our political discourse. I thought it was pretty extraordinary what's gone down in terms of entertainment. You know, staying up all night and reciting Good Night Moon. I thought that was pretty amazing.''
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Scott Foley picks... Avicii
''I just can't stop listening to it [''Wake Me Up'']. I know it's not in the television/film realm, but you know, I just bought the album and it's f---ing amazing.? Zac Brown comes in close second. I was damn close to going to see the Zac Brown Band play at the Hollywood Bowl, but I have kids so I don't get out.''
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Darby Stanchfield picks... Tina Fey & Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes
''I get such a kick out of those gals.''
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Josh Malina picks... Tatiana Maslany
''If I were smarter, I would pick somebody that could employ me. But I think I'm going to go with my heart on this and say Tatiana Maslany, the star of Orphan Black. She gave the nine best performances this year all on one show. Somehow wasn't even nominated for an Emmy, although I think she's the person that people are really buzzing about. There was a big surge of Twitter support for her. She just knocked me out on that show.... It sat on my TiVo for a very long time and eventually, one night I was like, I need to take a look at that and then I was completely hooked. And the beauty of it is I think I waited until after almost every episode had aired so I was able to binge on it and watch in awe at this actress.''
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Guillermo Díaz picks... Madonna
''My Entertainer of the Year is pretty much always Madonna. Wasn't she the top touring female artist of the year? And she's been around for over 30 years. She's the best. She's No. 1. I got to see the MDNA tour. It was amazing. It was here in Los Angeles. I went to the Staples Center. I think I've seen every tour since Blond Ambition. To me, she's just a special kind of artist and so intelligent and has a message. Even though she's being provocative and sexy — and sometimes overly sexy for some people — there's always a message in there. Love conquers all and all that stuff. That's why she's special to me.''
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Betsy Beers picks... Wendy Davis
''The woman managed to keep her audience captive for 11 hours straight — and stood up for what she believed in, all without taking a bathroom break.''
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Shonda Rhimes picks... Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Kerry Washington picks... Justin Timberlake
''What doesn't he do well?!''