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Who were Hollywood's rule breakers of 2011?

Dec. 21, 2011 at 9:12 AM ET

Was it an especially rebellious year in Hollywood? The Hollywood Reporter thinks so. The magazine this week puts the spotlight on some of the key players in the industry, the actors who took risks, saved shows and made the biggest splash in pop culture.

"We were really trying to celebrate and honor those people who bucked convention this year, go against the grain and take a risk," Leslie Bruce,  Hollywood Reporter senior writer said on Wednesday's TODAY.

So who made the cut? George Clooney's work in the last year as actor, director and producer of various projects got him attention; the movie "The Help," also made the list; so did Zooey Deschanel for her "breakout" role in "New Girl." 

Who should have made the list, and who should have been left off? Watch the segment, then take it on over to Facebook and share your thoughts.