December 09, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

This was the year that Daniel Radcliffe put away his wand and slipped on his dancing shoes. It was the year Brad Pitt ran a baseball team and Viola Davis hit a home run. It was the year Trey Parker and Matt Stone did unspeakable things on Broadway — and Melissa McCarthy sat on a sink.

The following performers wowed us beyond words. So we asked people like Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, and Sandra Bullock to write about them for us. Turns out they were pretty wowed too.

You can see the full, star-studded photo feature here.

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