Associated Press Thursday announced that the Entertainers of the Year this year were the woman who spoke out about sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations in Hollywood.
“The women who initially spoke out against sexual misconduct in Hollywood this fall– inspiring millions to tell their own stories of harassment and illegality on social media–have been named The Associated Press Entertainers of the Year, voted by members of the news cooperative and AP entertainment reporters,” the AP report read. (RELATED: Here Are The Celebrities Accused Of Sexual Harassment [SLIDESHOW])
No one actress was named under the broad description of Hollywood accusers, but in the piece they did include pictures of actresses like Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Heather Graham. The actresses have spoken out about misconduct allegations against people like Harvey Weinstein and others in the industry.
Since that time, with the help of the #MeToo movement in social media, woman and men across all spectrums of industries, including entertainment and media, have spoken out about abuse they say they endured at the hands of everyone from former “Today” show host Matt Lauer to the former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey.
In addition, the top news story of the year was sexual misconduct allegations that effected all aspects of the entertainment industry, political realm and media, including accusations against Weinstein, PBS host Tavis Smiley and even members of Congress, like Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
Performers who got votes this year for Entertainer of the Year included Jimmy Fallon, Gal Gadot, Kendrick Lamar, Luis Fonsi among others.
Taking the second spot was stories about President Donald Trump’s first year as commander-in-chief.