times 100 most influential people

emma stone, ascending the stage to accept her inevitable best actress oscar: oh wow thank you so much for this award. here’s to the ones who dream or some shit

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Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014 and is among the highest-paid actresses in the world.[1] She has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, and six BAFTA Awards.

Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theater and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B-movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can. Adams’s breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, in which her portrayal of a young pregnant woman earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. In 2007, she starred as a princess in the commercially successful Disney musical film Enchanted.

Adams received three more Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), and The Master (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell’s film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a second consecutive Golden Globe Award for portraying artist Margaret Keane in the comedy-drama Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, Adams reprised the role of Lois in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and garnered acclaim for her performances in the science-fiction film Arrival and the crime thriller Nocturnal Animals.

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TIME has officially released its 2017 list of the 100 Most Influential People across the globe. This year’s honorees include 20 Black individuals who range from pioneers to icons to titans. Also cause for celebration: Actress Viola Davis and artist John Legend, who appear on the list, have landed two of the five covers for the issue.

Alicia Keys

Barry Jenkins

Bernard J. Tyson

Biram Dah Abeid

Chance the Rapper

Colin Kaepernick

Colson Whitehead

David Adjaye

Donald Glover

Fatou Bensouda

John Legend

John Lewis

Jordan Peele

Kerry James Marshall

Lebron James

Leslie Jones

RuPaul

Simone Biles

Tamika Mallory

Viola Davis

To see the entire list, click here.

Photos Courtesy of TIME.


Gavin is the cherubic face of a reductive, dirty debate about trans people’s right to exist in public spaces without hostility, harassment and violence. His case, which remains ongoing in Virginia, has implications that extend far beyond bathrooms. It’s about a greater sense of belonging for us all—at school, at home and in our neighborhoods and places of work and worship. So many are made to feel as if they should hide, pretend or perish. Gavin’s refusal to be treated unjustly is an enduring reminder that we will not be stalled.

ICYMI: Transgender teenager Gavin Grimm is on this year’s TIME 100 list of the most influential people. Read Janet Mock’s full statement on the impact he’s made. 

I can’t imagine film without Emma Stone. And I don’t want to. As an actor, Emma is brave, devastating, hilarious, real, complex, charming and so much more. Her Oscar-winning performance in La La Land is just the latest example. But Emma takes on significant roles off-screen as well. The selfless friend. The wise psychiatrist. The fearless leader. The coolest girl at the part. (She’s even the intense soccer mom, cheering you on, not matter what, at the top of her lungs). I know that she has played all of these roles in my life. And for that I’m lucky to call her my friend. But what I really admire about Emma the person-as well as the actor-is that she is never afraid to show us the most difficult thing you can show the world: yourself. What that entails is not always pretty. But with Emma, it is real, and it is beautiful.
—  Brie Larson talking about Emma Stone in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
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TIME | The 100 Most Influential People 
Sarah Paulson | photographed by Julia Noni

“When someone is as unique and unboxable as Sarah Paulson, it takes time for creative spaces to open up that are large and porous enough to hold the depth and complexity of her talent. In remaining true to her distinct voice, she has been at the forefront of a generation of women who are changing the landscape of the film and television industry. She has played everything from a two-headed circus performer (American Horror Story: Freak Show) to an unflappable Marcia Clark (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Ryan Murphy, who cast Sarah on these shows, has played no small part in cracking open the shell of a rare pearl.
I, too, have had the privilege of working with Sarah. When I first met her, on the set of Carol, I was floored by her buoyancy, her irreverence, her left-field sense of humor and her devotion to her craft. You enter a scene with Sarah and it’s game on. She brings with her, in work as in life, the sense that anything is possible. Anything.” — Cate Blanchett