NEXT MEGA STAR

Every once and awhile there's a new star that catapults into an unpredicted orbit. Whether it's from a small part in a blockbuster, a reoccurring character on a sitcom, or an under-the-radar role in an independent feature, some new talent's going to have a breakout role to remember. But Hollywood has already proved a successful launch pad for these nominees. Who's destined for intergalactic stardom?

  1. Lizzy CaplanLizzy Caplan

    Everyone's favorite goth gal from 'Mean Girls' is all grown up now, and stealing scenes in comedies like 'Party Down,' 'New Girl' and the upcoming film 'Bachelorette'. Meaning this gal is looking more and more like the next Rachel McAdams and less and less the next Lohan.

    Caplan in 'Bachelorette' »

  2. Josh Hutcherson WinnerJosh Hutcherson

    He was great in 'The Kids Are All Right' and has the 'Red Dawn' remake on the horizon, but expect this teen to make R. Patz like waves with his role as Peeta in 'The Hunger Games.'

    'The Hunger Games' Trailer »

  3. Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan

    This kid has a way of making every television show he is one even better, doing so for 'The Wire' and 'Friday Night Lights' before joining the cast of the now resurging 'Parenthood.' Not bad for a 25-year-old.

    Jordan in 'Parenthood' »

  4. Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen

    She may not be a billionaire like big sisters Ashley and Mary Kate, but then those two don't have sister Lizzie's acting chops. Still a student at NYU, this youngster took Sundance by storm last year with 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and has yet to look back.

    Olson in 'Liberal Arts' »

  5. Emily VanCamp

    This Canadian import has been living on our TV screens every week for ten years now with roles in 'Everwood,' 'Brothers & Sisters' and her current hit, the insanely addictive 'Revenge.' Even cooler, she got her start on 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'

    VanCamp in 'Revenge' »