Kevin Hart Leads Top Actors Social Media Ranking for First Time in Nearly a Year

6:45 AM 1/12/2019

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.


Kevin Hart returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart for the first time in nearly a year, pushing 2-1 on the Jan. 16-dated ranking.

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 Jan. 8.

Hart leads Priyanka Chopra, who falls to No. 2 after ruling the list for five consecutive weeks.

Kristen Bell re-enters the tally to reach a new peak of No. 3, and Will Smith and Jason Momoa round out the top five.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Jan. 16), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Gabrielle Union

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    Last week: 9

  • 9. Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Last week: 16

  • 8. Lin-Manuel Miranda

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Debby Ryan

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    Last week: 4

  • 6. George Takei


    Last week: 5

  • 5. Jason Momoa


    Last week: 7

  • 4. Will Smith

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    Last week: 6

    Smith’s Instagram photo from the first day of shooting of Bad Boys for Lif3, the sequel to 2003’s Bad Boys II, was the most-favorited post on Instagram by an actor in the Jan. 2-8 tracking week, earning 2.4 million likes.

  • 3. Kristen Bell

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    Last week: -

    Bell’s Instagram posts from the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, led by a photo with husband Dax Shepard in which she wrote, “let’s hope they’re serving Red Lobster,” help her to 7.1 million Instagram favorites, up 724 percent. Her No. 3 ranking exceeds her previous best of No. 5 in September 2018.

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

    Hart retakes the catbird seat of Top Actors with a 1,189 percent boost in Twitter mentions, earning 74,000 in all. Much of Hart’s social media attention stemmed from his Jan. 4 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, during which he discussed his removal from the role as 2019 Academy Awards host.