Best of 2014: Hollywood's A-List Reveal Their Favorites

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Shonda Rhimes, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore and more share the film, TV series or performance that moved them this year

This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

UZO ADUBA
Actress, Orange Is the New Black
"I loved Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black. She's just so talented. That exercise of doing so many things at once, the juggling on that show, I find incredibly thrilling."

JENNIFER ANISTON
Actress, Cake
"The Theory of Everything is so gorgeous. Eddie Redmayne is simply unbelievable. I saw the Stephen Hawking documentary and his portrayal is completely amazing."

PATRICIA ARQUETTE
Actress, Boyhood
"Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer. She's incredibly talented and always creative and fascinating to watch. She's just an actress who is consistently amazing."

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MANU BENNETT
Actor, Arrow and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
"Interstellar. It's exciting to watch the technology of film growing. I'm a surfer — and I just wanted to paddle into that giant wave."

AVA DUVERNAY
Director, Selma
"I loved Andre Holland on The Knick. I'm a [Steven] Soderbergh stalker, basically. When he sees me, he'll be like, 'You look familiar — from peeking around the corner at me.' "

SEBASTIEN LEMERCIER
Producer, The Purge: Anarchy and White Bird in a Blizzard
"Shia LaBeouf in Fury. It's a beautiful performance. I feel this cat is a special kind of actor, walking in the footsteps of Monty Clift and Mickey Rourke."

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MICHELLE MONAGHAN
Actress, True Detective, The Best of Me and Fort Bliss
"Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler. He absolutely killed it in that movie. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. He's so charming and scary in it."

JULIANNE MOORE
Actress, Still Alice and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I
"Foxcatcher is so stellar and so unique. And everybody in Birdman is amazing. It's wonderful to see two great ensembles getting such deserved recognition."

EDDIE REDMAYNE
Actor, The Theory of Everything
"Two Days, One Night. I think Marion Cotillard is a genius. And can I also say a play? I saw Emma Stone in Cabaret recently, and she and Alan Cumming were like dynamite together."

SHONDA RHIMES
Creator of Scandal, producer of How to Get Away With Murder
"Selma. I just thought everything about that movie was spectacular; every performance in there was amazing. David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. was astounding."

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