Emilia Clarke Breaks Into Top Five of Top Actors Social Media Ranking with New Look

10:00 AM 9/30/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Clarke’s new blonde locks – which mimics her look on “Game of Thrones” – helps Clarke to great heights on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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New hair color, new week in the top 10 of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart for Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, who re-enters the latest chart (dated Oct. 4) at No. 5.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Sept. 26.

Clarke, who previously peaked at No. 5 nearly a month ago on the chart dated Sept. 6, vaults into the top five with a new hair dye job that fans of Game of Thrones should recognize quite well (more on that below).

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson leads the chart for a second week in a row and for 12 weeks in all.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s issue dated Oct. 4), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Lily Collins

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    Last week: 10

  • 9. Vanessa Hudgens

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    Last week: 4

  • 8. Shay Mitchell

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    Last week: 4

  • 7. Deepika Padukone

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    Last week: -

    Padukone made waves after revealing her look as Rani Padmini in the upcoming Indian historical film Padmavati on Sept. 20, writing the following day on Twitter, “We can’t wait to share the magic with all of you!” after thanking followers for their “incredibly overwhelming reactions” to the reveal. She was up 757 percent in Twitter likes, according to MVPindex.

  • 6. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Emilia Clarke

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    Last week: -

    Clarke’s rise to No. 5 comes following a photo she took of her newly dyed blond hair, allowing her to look almost exactly like her Game of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen, for which she often wears a wig. She was up 713 percent in Instagram favorites.

  • 4. Jennifer Lopez

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 13

  • 2. Vin Diesel

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    Last week: 8

    The third-most-engaged-with post by an actor in the tracking week came from Diesel, who on Sept. 25 uploaded a photo with Paul Walker to his Instagram, simply captioning the post, “Proud…” He attained 3.8 million more Instagram favorites than the previous week, earning 7.1 million in all to help him to his highest peak on the chart yet.

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 1