Best of 2018, Vol. VIII: Celebrity Crushes

One final end-of-year list to celebrate what a fine (in every sense of the word) year last year was. Twenty-five of the stars I swooned hardest over in 2018, plus a few I (quite shamefully) enjoyed more than I should have. Enjoy!

25. Matthew Macfadyen, Howard’s End / Succession

24. Jamie Dornan, Death and Nightingales / A Private War / Robin Hood

23. Matthew Goode, The Crown / The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / Ordeal by Innocence

22. Chris Pine, The Outlaw King / A Wrinkle in Time

21. Jude Law, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald / Vox Lux

20. Ben Barnes, Westworld

19. Chris Hemsworth, Bad Times at the El Royale

18/17. Pierre Deladonchamps / Vincent Lacoste, Sorry Angel

16. Richard Madden, Bodyguard

15. Raul Castillo, Unsane / We The Animals

14. Ewan McGregor, Christopher Robin

13. Matthew Rhys, The Americans / Death and Nightingales / Mowgli

12/11. Andrew Garfield / James McArdle, Angels in America*

10. Tomasz Kot, Cold War

9. Jake Gyllenhaal, The Sisters Brothers / Wildlife

8. Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians / A Simple Favor

7. Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

6. Oscar Isaac, Annihilation / At Eternity’s Gate / Operation Finale

5. Paul Rudd, The Catcher Was A Spy / Ideal Home

4. Alden Ehrenreich, Solo: A Star Wars Story

3. Corey Stoll, First Man / The Romanoffs / The Seagull

2. Matt Bomer, The Boys in the Band / Will & Grace

1. Michiel Huisman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / The Haunting of Hill House / Irreplaceable You

*Lee Pace also belongs here for “Angels in America”, but I was so turned off by his closet antics that he doesn’t get to be on the list.

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Guilty pleasures: Luke Benward (Dumplin’ / Life of the Party), Taron Egerton (Billionaire Boys Club / Robin Hood), James Franco (The Deuce), Chris Lowell (GLOW), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Glen Powell (Set It Up)

Favorites I didn’t see enough of in 2018: Nyle DiMarco, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy Clive Owen, Mark Ruffalo, James Wolk