Here's the list of 122 people and things we love this year (for the full story, click on the purple titles)

By EW Staff
June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
Rachel Bilson Photograph by Jeff Lipsky

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Adams, Amy
Breakout star of the Sundance hit Junebug

Alba, Jessica

Adams, Amy
Breakout star of the Sundance hit Junebug

Alba, Jessica

Fantastic Four‘s Invisible Girl

Alda, Alan
The West Wing‘s saving grace

Anderson, Anthony
Drug lord Antwon on The Shield

Anger Management
Summer 2005 tour, with headliners 50 Cent and Eminem

Arcade Fire, The

Montreal indie band who count U2 as fans

Argento, Asia

Land of the Dead‘s monster hunter

Baccarin, Morena

Inara in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Baldwin, Adam

Jayne in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Bell, Kristen

The sleuthing title character of TV’s Veronica Mars

Berendt, John
Author of the true-crime book The City of Falling Angels

‘Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Collection’
DVD set of the comedies starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves

Bilson, Rachel

The O.C.‘s eternal Summer

Bosworth, Kate

Lois Lane in 2006’s Superman Returns

Broderick, Matthew

Leo Bloom in the movie musical The Producers

Burdett, John
Author of crime thrillers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo

Carter, Lynda
Ex-Wonder Woman resurfacing with Sky High

Church, Thomas Haden
Spider-Man 3‘s top-secret villain

Classic Comedies Collection
Boxed set of Warner Bros. gems

Click Five, The
Eclectic pop quintet touring with the Backstreet Boys

Colantoni, Enrico

Cool dad Keith on TV’s Veronica Mars

Coldplay
The year’s hottest rock band

Cooper, Bradley
Alias actor who’ll star in his own fall 2005 sitcom

Customized sneakers
Shoes from Puma, Vans, Converse, and Nike that you can design

‘Da MVP’
Mary J. Blige’s remix of the Game’s ”Hate It or Love It”

Daggs, Percy

Sidekick Wallace on TV’s Veronica Mars

‘The Daily Show: Indecision 2004’
The first DVD set from Jon Stewart and Co.

Dawson, Rosario

Mimi in the movie version of Rent

Dempsey, Patrick

Grey’s Anatomy‘s hot doctor

Dickens, Kim
Madame Joanie Stubbs on HBO’s Western Deadwood

Diggs, Taye

Benny in the movie version of Rent

Dillon, Matt
Crash‘s cop, Herbie‘s villain

Doctorow, E.L.
Author of the long-awaited Civil War epic The March

Dohring, Jason

Logan on teen-noir drama Veronica Mars

Etheridge, Melissa
Rockin’ cancer survivor and Grammys showstopper

‘Extraordinary Machine’
Fiona Apple’s shelved third album, which has been leaked to the Net

Fiennes, Ralph
Lord Voldemort in November’s Harry Potter movie

Fillion, Nathan

Mal in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Foster, Jodie

Oscar winner and star of September’s Flightplan

Frankfurt, Harry G.
Author of best-selling philosophical tract On Bulls—

Franz Ferdinand
Scot dance-rockers working on album 2

From Russia With Love
Videogame that retells second Bond film, with Sean Connery’s voice

Frost, Jo
TV’s Supernanny

Gandolfini, James
TV’s Tony Soprano, who’s starring in the 2005 movies All the King’s Men and Romance & Cigarettes

Garcia, Jorge

Lost‘s comic relief

Glass, Ron

Shephard Book in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Glau, Summer

River Tam in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Godfather, The
Videogame that reimagines Coppola’s masterpiece

Goodyear, Dana
Poet who debuted with the collection Honey and Junk

Gordon-Levitt, Joseph
Ex-3rd Rock actor who made a splash at Sundance

Grace, Maggie

TV star hitting the big screen with horror remake The Fog

GrandPré, Mary
Illustrator of the Harry Potter books

Guirgis, Stephen Adly
Indie-film actor and Off Broadway star

Gulager, John
Project Greenlight-winning director

Gunn, Anna
Dignified Martha Bullock on HBO’s Western Deadwood

Gyllenhaal, Jake
Gwyneth’s boyfriend in Proof, Heath Ledger’s lover in Brokeback Mountain

Han Cholo
L.A. boutique specializing in whisical, high-end jewelry

Harrison, Rich
R&B producer who’s crafted hits for Beyonce and Usher

Henson, Taraji P.
Maternal prostitute Shug in Hustle & Flow

Heredia, Wilson Jermaine

Angel in the movie version of Rent

‘Hoop Dreams’
DVD of the acclaimed 1994 documentary

Hornby, Nick
Novelist whose books are translated to the big screen

Hounsou, Djimon
Oscar nominee who’ll play a special agent in The Island

Huffman, Felicity

Hornby, Nick
Novelist whose books are translated to the big screen

Hounsou, Djimon
Oscar nominee who’ll play a special agent in The Island

Huffman, Felicity

Desperate Housewife who’ll play a transgender woman in Transamerica

Irwin, Bill
Tony-winning star of the Broadway revival Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

iTunes Celebrity Playlists
How Mischa Barton, Jennifer Garner, and other stars share their favorite music

Jones, Cherry
Tony-winning Doubt actress

Jaa, Tony
Thailand’s answer to Jet Li

Jones, Steve
Sex Pistols guitarist turned L.A. radio DJ

Kenney-Silver, Kerri
Reno 911!‘s funniest deputy

Kidman, Nicole
Versatile star of drama (The Interpreter) and comedy (Bewitched)

‘King Kong’

Peter Jackson’s anticipated December remake

Kirhoffer, John
Mastermind behind Survivor‘s challenges

Kirkman, Robert
Prolific comics writer

Klosterman, Chuck
Pop culture critic who got name-checked on The O.C.

Lane, Nathan

Max Bialystock in the movie musical The Producers

Laurie, Hugh

Star of Fox’s hit medical drama House

Liquid gold
The hot new Hollywood cocktails

Lucas, Josh
Actor who’ll costar with J. Lo (An Unfinished Life) and evil robots (Stealth)

Luny Tunes
Production duo behind reggaeton’s biggest hits

Lutz, Karen McCullah
Author of chick-lit romp The Bachelorette Party

Maher, Sean
Simon in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

‘Malcom X’
Extras-special DVD set of Spike Lee’s epic

Malcolmson, Paula
Prostitute Trixie on HBO’s Western Deadwood

Marchesa
Red-carpet outfitters inspired by Eastern fashion

Martin, Jesse L.

Tom Collins in the movie version of Rent

McCartney, Stella
Paul’s daughter and designer to stars like Madonna and Gwyneth

Menzel, Idina

Maureen in the movie version of Rent

Mos Def

In-demand rapper-actor

Murphy, Cillian

Actor playing big-screen baddies in Batman and Red Eye

Nouvelle Vague
France-based music collective that covers ’80s tunes

Okonedo, Sophie

Oscar nominee and Charlize Theron’s Aeon Flux sidekick

Parker, Molly
Prospector Alma Garret on HBO’s Western Deadwood

Pascal, Adam

Roger in the movie version of Rent

Perrette, Pauley
NCIS‘ cool evidence analyst

‘Profit: The Complete Series’
DVD set of the short-lived Fox series

Pucci, Lee Taylor
Star of Sundance faves Chumscrubber and Thumbsucker

Rajskub, Mary Lynn
24‘s kick-ass Chloe

Ramirez, Sara
Breakout star of Broadway’s Spamalot

Rapp, Anthony

Mark in the movie version of Rent

Rourke, Mickey
Sin City‘s comeback kid

Routh, Brandon

The new Superman

Sarsgaard, Peter
Hollywood’s go-to supporting actor

Schreiber, Liev
Tony winner (Glengarry Glen Ross) and movie director (Everything Is Illumnated)

Smits, Jimmy
The West Wing‘s saving grace

Staite, Jewel
Kaylee in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Stone, Joss
Brit soul singer and the new face of the Gap

Swid, Jill
A-list celebrity stylist

System of a Down

Political pop-metal maestros

Thoms, Tracie

Joanne in the movie version of Rent

Thurman, Uma

Bombshell Ulla in the movie musical The Producers

T.I.
Atlanta’s latest rap superstar

‘Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride’
Animated movie starring Johnny Depp

Torres, Gina

Zoe in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Tudyk, Alan

Wash in Serenity, Joss Whedon’s movie-directing debut

Walter, Jessica
Arrested Development‘s Mommie Dearest

Weigert, Robin
Calamity Jane on HBO’s Western Deadwood

Welling, Tom

Star of Smallville and the horror remake The Fog

Wintle, Edwin John
Author of the parenting memoir Breakfast With Tiffany

Xbox 360
Microsoft’s new and improved videogame console

Young, Larry
Indie-comics editor

Zhang, Ziyi
Actress who’ll make her English-speaking debut in December’s Memoirs of a Geisha

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