Okay, picture Earth. Are you picturing it? It’s like a circle. Blue and green splotches, some bumpy parts and some not-so-bumpy. You aren’t able to place as much of it as you think you should be, and thinking about it all starts to make you dizzy, and then you think about how it’s only a tiny blip in space, and now you’re having a panic attack. Okay, now that you have that in mind, picture people walking on that Earth. Disgusting normal people, going about their boring lives, destined to live and die with only a handful of people ever remembering they existed at all. Now, of those normals but far away from them, picture movie stars. Beautiful movie stars, walking around, wearing sunglasses, living forever in name and spirit, drinking champagne, forgetting how to have conversations, etc. Now. Which one of those movie stars is the sexiest?!? You’re allowed to pick one male and one female. Okay, do you have your movie stars? Let’s see if they match up with the ones the readers of Empire picked in their Sexiest Movie Stars poll! From E!:

The readers of Empire clearly have excellent taste!

Benedict Cumberbatch was voted the sexiest male movie star in the world, according to the results of a British magazine reader poll released today, while Emma Watson took the honors of being the sexiest female movie star on earth.

Other top hotties in the guys’ category included Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling (who only came in at No. 4?!), Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Hemsworth.
As for the sexiest ladies? Scarlett Johansson came in at No. 2, followed by Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone and Mila Kunis.

“It’s a great result for British stars, but what’s clear is that it’s less important to have lots of casual fans and better to have a dedicated hard-core,” said James Dyer, editor of Empireonline.com. “The Cumberbabes, Hiddlestoners, Twi-hards and Cavilliers all made their opinions heard! This list also reflects the continuing popularity of superhero movies: six of the top ten men have played superheroes and five of the top ten women have appeared in comic-book movies.”

“I find it all a little odd, but I’m flattered nonetheless,” said Benedict Cumberbatch I bet. “Oh, my! That’s so sweet!” said Emma Watson I BET. So, were they the ones you chose? Are you happy to see that New Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, didn’t beat out Original Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch? How shitty do you think Ryan Gosling feels? Isn’t Emma Watson beautiful? Don’t you wish that our whole lives were spent participating in polls about the sexiness of celebrities? Aren’t you still feeling weird about space? IS ANYONE OUT THERE? HELLOOOO?!

Comments (58)
  1. Hmmm. Jake Johnson is not a movie star yet, but I still think this is false. At least in the male category. Emma is a total fox (yes, I said FOX), but BH is just too “British” looking for my tastes.

    • He was in Drinking Buddies and Safety Not Guaranteed! Those are movies!

      Emma Watson is cute, but sexiest? I don’t get that. But also I’m a girl and don’t usually think of other ladies as sexy (with the exception of Christina Hendricks, duh).

  2. I agree with everything on this list except that Robert Downey Jr. and benedict Cumberbatch should be replaced with Ichabod Crane’s reflection.

  3. But congratulations, Cumberbatch fans! He doesn’t hoist my particular sails, but that just means there’s more for you.

  4. J-Law #3? NO DEAL

  5. Not just a great result for British stars, it’s a great result for BRITAIN. Look at us over here, with our functioning government and at least five sexy people.

  6. Hey, guys, I’m not sure if the Empire site is working, since I can’t find circa-2001 Shannyn Sossamon anywhere on this list. Anyone else encountering this problem?

    • I used to see her all the time in my old neighborhood. She’s super pretty. Also, I’m pretty sure this list and “empire” site was made by publicists because no one on the planet would vote for Anne Hathaway.

  7. Still get a chris_hansen.jpg kind of feeling about the inclusion of Emma Watson but I guess that’s because you get old really quickly folks and almost don’t notice the world has moved on and Emma Watson is no longer like 19. Gotta be at least 22 now.

  8. Jaime Lannister already lost a hand. He doesn’t deserve to lose a shot in the top 10.

  9. hmmm, no.

  10. How are Ryan Gosling fans boycotting this time? What are they sending Empire in the mail?

  11. Since we’re all adding to this list anyway: who are your current top 5 famous boyfriends/girlfriends? Here are mine:

    1. Chris Evans
    2. Idris Elba
    3. Damian Lewis (Major Winters 4 EVA)
    4. Aaron Tveit (he was in Les Miserables and the show Graceland, I know literally nothing about him except that I’d hit it)
    5. Tom Mison (DON’T HURT ME BADIDEAJEANS)

    So…really into J. Crew catalog-looking dudes who play noble badasses, basically.

    • I don’t think I could narrow it down to 5! Lemme try: Colin Firth (FIRTH), Bandersnatch, Hiddles, David Tennant, and probably Ichabod (sorry badideajeans.)

    • Benedict, duh.
      Matt Smith
      Fassbender
      Jack White
      Five is a rotating spot that is currently held by Robb Stark….#neverforget

      • Oh, I just saw Austenland last night so I will say that my spot 5 can go to JJ Feild or Bret McKenzie so as to appease badideajeans about Ichabod.

        • Wasn’t Austenland so good? I thought it would be so stupid but it made me LOL forever. Jennifer Coolidge was the best. “DID YOU DIE?!?!?!?”

          Oh and BTW have you seen the movie that Benedict Cumberbatch and JJ Feild were in together (Third Star)? It’s pretty good.

          • Yes, it was MUCH funnier than I anticipated! Some real LOL moments! I’d read the book, and wasn’t super impressed, but Jennifer Coolidge was just the best and watching Dr. Gaius Balthar fop around was also supes great.

            I haven’t seen Third Star! Is it on Netflix? DID see To The Ends of the Earth which they are both in! Now I just really need a movie with Benny C, HIddles, and JJ together and my life would be the happiest.

          • I don’t think it’s on Netflix but I didn’t have any trouble finding a place to download it. It’s sort of a bummer (B.Cumbs has cancer or some other wasting disease and his friends want to take him for one last trip) but I liked it.

    • I’ll just leave this here.

    • I’m watching all of you. ALL OF YOU.

  12. 5. Seth Rogen
    4.The cast of Grown ups
    3. Air Bud
    2. Air Buddie
    1. Kim Jong Un

  13. I asked my fiancee and 2 gay friends of mine and none of them finds Benedict Cumberbatch even remotely attractive. He looks like a weird alien thing, not a sexy human male.

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