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Actor Daniel Radcliffe appears in a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in 2011. / Radcliffe appears on the cover of Entertainment Weekly for Dec. 9, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. / EW

Daniel Radcliffe named 2011 'Entertainer of the Year' - What do you think?

12/07/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Daniel Radcliffe climbed to the top of Entertainment Weekly's list of "Entertainer of the Year" for 2011. The list highlights the "most talented and original performers" throughout the year.

The 22-year-old actor had a big year, appearing in the final installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" -- which took in over $1 billion at the global box office -- and shining on the Broadway stage with his song and dance skills in the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Radcliffe is also set to star in the film "The Woman in Black," based on the book by Susan Hill.

In the movie, set for release on February 3, Radcliffe portrays Arthur Kipps, a lawyer who travels to a village to settle the estate of a deceased client and discovered the place is haunted by the ghost of a scorned woman out for revenge.

Earlier this year Radcliffe was honored by The Trevor Project, which leads in suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths. Radcliffe has supported the organization and appeared in public service announcements since 2009.

Taylor Swift took home the big honor last year after her four Grammy wins, major concerts and release of her best-selling third studio album, "Speak Now." That album has has sold over five million copies worldwide, including one million in its debut week.

Other celebrities featured on the 2011 list include Adele, Hugh Jackman, the cast of "Bridesmaids," "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and Viola Davis.

The full list of celebrities will be released when the issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands on December 9.

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