What better way to exit 2022 and enter the new year than with Pajiba’s 16 Annual Pajiba Ten, a collection of our favorite celebrities from the last year. This year, we have four (4) new entrants into the Hall of Fame, including one actress who hasn’t appeared since 2014. There are only three brand new entrants this year, including number one, who replaces Keanu Reeves, who dominated the last for three years until his retirement into the Hall of Fame. Here they are, and Happy New Year.
10. Pedro Pascal — Mr. Pascal has had an interesting history with the Pajiba 10, appearing twice before, both times at number one debuting on Game of Thrones in 2014 and again after the freshman season of The Mandelorian in 2020. Pascal enters the Hall of Fame after a fairly low-key year (appearing most notably in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent), however forward of perhaps the most important 12 months in Pascal’s profession, the place he’ll reprise his function for a 3rd season of The Mandelorian and headline the most important video-game adaptation in tv historical past, The Last of Us. We’ve loved your presence, Pedro, however now you’re one other fallen soldier of lust.
9. Colin Farrell — We’ve slept on Colin Farrell for much too lengthy. It’s form of mystifying that he hasn’t been considered one of our most treasured hunks of the twenty first century since he emerged on the scene with these eyebrows and that flirtatious allure. Positive, he’s had his ups and downs, however nothing might quell the sheer pressure of his charisma. You strive not being completely gained over by that accent, that smile, and his bad-boy-done-good glow-up. Now, he’s lastly being acknowledged by the mainstream as a real character actor, and this 12 months has given us loads of alternatives to see him at his most alluring. Brendan Gleeson might not have wished to be his good friend anymore in The Banshees of Inisherin however we’d by no means abandon him.
8. Lizzo — Lizzo is Magic. 2022 actually was The Yr Of Lizzo — she hosted SNL, was the musical visitor twice, went day-drinking with Seth Meyers, ate hot wings, and hosted an award-winning reality show. The voluptuous queen of our hearts can be the queen of physique acceptance and inclusivity, and she or he’s obtained the Emmys and Grammys to show it. Lizzo made loving your self horny and we love her for it.
7. Rahul Kohli — We really feel a sure kinship with this one, as a result of Kohli made the Pajiba 10 for the primary time again in 2016 earlier than he’d gone huge time, and now that everybody else is aware of and loves him, he’s being retired into Pajiba’s Corridor of Fame. After all, our boy Rahul’s entry into this most hallowed of halls isn’t a shock per se. The lad’s hilarious, self-effacing, a unbelievable presence on-screen, and possessed of one of many best damn social media accounts around. It simply nonetheless goes to indicate why Pajiba 10 record is among the most inclusive of its variety: even a Liverpool fan could make it onto it.
6. Aubrey Plaza — In 2022, Plaza was a criminal, did stuff with Alison Brie in Italy, and was one of many best parts of one of the buzziest shows of the year. Nonetheless, it’s not possible to jot down an ode of appreciation for Aubrey Plaza as a result of you understand that it doesn’t matter what you say, she’ll bat it apart. You would attempt to praise her delicate options, the depths of her eyes, her sleek bearing, and she or he’d simply roll her eyes and ask what the hell you had been speaking about. Which is, in fact, precisely what you’ll need her to do should you had been fortunate sufficient to talk to her.
5. Dev Patel — Dev Patel is the third of 4 entrants into the Pajiba 10 Corridor of Fame this 12 months, and Patel is so goddamn horny that he landed at quantity 5 this 12 months regardless of not showing in a single venture in 2022. Possibly it was the absence — the craving — that put Patel on the record for the third time, however we’re not complaining. The vibes from 2021’s The Inexperienced Knights might ring out for an additional couple of years, or no less than till Patel seems in and directs Monkey Man because the actor enters the subsequent section of his profession.
4. Florence Pugh — It’s Florence’s second 12 months making it to the honored annual Pajiba 10 Listing. Little surprise since this alluring actor brings her all the time spectacular A-game to each venture. After all, being drop-dead beautiful doesn’t damage both. She additionally managed to come back out of the biggest celebrity controversy of 2022 utterly unscathed, delightfully carrying an Aperol spritz.
3. Tatiana Maslany — Tatiana Maslany is yet one more entrant into the Pajiba Ten Corridor of Fame, showing right here for the primary time since back-to-back showings in 2013 and 2014, throughout her Orphan Black heyday. She deserves her spot on this 12 months’s record, too. Her efficiency as Jennifer Walters and her considerably bigger alter-ego She-Hulk was by turns humorous, horny, and heartfelt, and she or he delivered the MCU’s first Stroll of Disgrace when she despatched Daredevil’s Matt Murdock (P10 also-ran Charlie Cox) again to New York after rocking his world. We hope Disney does the sensible factor and lets Jennifer break the fourth wall once more very quickly.”
2. Lee Tempo — Final 12 months’s primary, Keanu Reeves, was elevated into the Corridor of Fame, however final 12 months’s quantity two repeats in the identical place this 12 months. Though a supporting function in Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies is all Tempo’s profession needed to present for it in 2022, the person’s thighs maintain him excessive on the record (they need to in all probability get a slot of their very own after Tempo retires). Tempo has been a mainstay in these components, as effectively, after it turned official coverage to exchange photographs of Elon Musk with that of Lee Tempo (with apologies to Lee Tempo). We nearly changed the picture of Lee Tempo with that of Elon Musk, however we’re not that merciless. Could the piemaker proceed his reign within the higher echelons of the Pajiba 10 subsequent 12 months, however hopefully, we gained’t need to see his picture in too many morning information headlines.
1. Michelle Yeoh — It’s protected to say that Michelle Yeoh has loads of accolades coming her method this 12 months, given her once-in-a-multiverse efficiency in Everything Everywhere All At Once, and I’m proud that we are able to add “topping the 2022 Pajiba 10” to that record. Yeoh’s singular profession has spanned many years, from performing her personal stunts in Hong Kong motion motion pictures to the unforgettable Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She’s a Star Trek captain, a Bond lady, a Crazy Rich Asian, even a Marvel hero twice over (due to Shang-Chi and her cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), however what made her flip because the pissed off laundromat proprietor, Evelyn Wang, so satisfying was that it gave her a possibility to showcase all these sides of herself she’s saved up through the years — as a mom, a spouse, a martial artist, a starlet, and… effectively, I don’t know the place the new canine fingers got here from, however you get the purpose. Michelle Yeoh is and has all the time been the entire bundle, and she or he is undeniably in a long-deserved state of ascendance proper now — however we’re the actual winners right here as a result of each award-season press junket she participates in provides us one other likelihood to look at her shine. “