Priyanka Chopra Holds Top Actors Social Media Ranking Lead, Viola Davis Reaches Top 10

6:45 AM 12/15/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Priyanka Chopra

Continued interest in Priyanka Chopra following her Dec. 1 wedding to Nick Jonas keeps the actress at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart dated Dec. 19.

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 Dec. 11.

Chopra, who rules the list for a second week in a row and fifth in all, leads Kevin Hart, who rises from No. 3- to No. 2 after social engagement following the announcement that he would be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards, which itself was followed by the comedian stepping down from the post after homophobic tweets from 2009-2011 on Hart’s Twitter account resurfaced online.

Ricky Gervais, meanwhile, leaps into the chart’s top five at No. 5, and Chris Evans, Viola Davis and Caleb McLaughlin round out the top 10 at Nos. 8-10, respectively, with Davis and McLaughlin reaching the top 10 for the first time.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Dec. 18), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Caleb McLaughlin

    Last week: -

  • 9. Viola Davis

    Last week: -

    After previously appearing on Top Actors just once (No. 18, March 14), Davis leaps into the top 10 thanks in large part to posts to her Instagram from THR’s Women in Entertainment event, at which she accepted the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. Davis scored 1.1 million favorites on Instagram in all.

  • 8. Chris Evans

    Last week: 8

    Evans nabbed the most-engaged-with tweet by an actor in the tracking week, a Dec. 7 post in which he shared the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, writing, “This one is special. You guys have no idea…”

  • 7. Jada Pinkett Smith

    Last week: 6

  • 6. Gabrielle Union

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 19

  • 4. George Takei

    Last week: 5

  • 3. Will Smith

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 1

    The week’s top three Instagram posts by an actor came from Chopra, celebrating her Dec. 1 wedding to Nick Jonas. The top photo, from Dec. 11, showed the newlyweds with the caption, “Marital bliss, they say.” In all, she snagged 20.6 million favorites.