Josh HutchersonMia WasikowskaActor Josh Hutcherson and actress Mia Wasikowska took the honors as the #1 male and female rising star on the fifth annual Popcorn N Roses Rising Stars list as announced on Sunday, July 4.

Hutcherson just edged out actor Logan Lerman for the top spot on the male side, with actor Kyle Gallner in the #3 position. On the women’s side, Wasikowska is the first non-American female to top the annual list. She is followed by actress Chloe Grace Moretz at #2 and actress Emma Stone at #3.

Since 2006, the Popcorn N Roses Rising Stars list has been one of the most-watched of its kind in the internet film community. In past years, Popcorn N Roses has been first in naming some of the fastest rising stars around, including Michael Angarano, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Anton Yelchin, and Ellen Page.

The fifth annual Popcorn N Roses Rising Stars list was announced on a special edition of the website's popular film podcast Subject:CINEMA, Sunday, July 4 at 6 PM Eastern.

The Popcorn N Roses Rising Stars list has had an impressive track record with over 70% of the list honorees jumping into the Hollywood spotlight within the following 12 months.

The complete top ten of both lists follows:


  1. Josh Hutcherson
  2. Logan Lerman
  3. Kyle Gallner
  4. Brandon T. Jackson
  5. Aaron Johnson
  6. Idris Elba
  7. Lucian Maisel
  8. Ezra Miller
  9. Alex Pettyfer
  10. Jake Abel


  1. Mia Wasikowska
  2. Chloe Grace Moretz
  3. Emma Stone
  4. Scout Taylor-Compton
  5. Alia Shawkat
  6. Carey Mulligan
  7. Alexandra Daddario
  8. Rooney Mara
  9. Zoe Kazan
  10. Zoe Kravitz

Launched in December 2005, Popcorn N Roses is the flagship of the PNR Networks family of websites and provides entertainment news and commentary from a variety of sources and writers. It is the brainchild of Chlotrudis members TC Kirkham and Kim Brown.  More information can be found at

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