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Emma Watson, Kanye West & More Make TIME’s 100 Most Influential List

Thu, April 16, 2015 12:00pm EDT by 3 Comments

It’s that time of year again! ‘TIME’ magazine has released its annual list of its most influential people and, as always, it is stacked with big name celebs!

Congrats are in order to a ton of powerful peeps! TIME has just announced its list of 100 most influential people spanning from politicians, to artists to–yup– lots of celebs! Better yet, each person on the list is honored by an ode about their influence, written by one of their (often very famous) friends or peers! Emma Watson was singled out this year for her outspoken feminism, as well as Kanye West for, well, being Kanye West. Check out who else made the list!

‘TIME’ 100: Kanye West & Emma Watson Top Most Influential List

Yup, those are some influential peeps.

For this year’s TIME list, Emma Watson and Kanye West were just two of the huge names to earn a spot on that coveted roster. Also making the cut this time around were Bradley CooperReese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Julianne Moore and, of course, Mrs. West herself, Kim Kardashian.

Famous Friends Honor Their Famous Friends

As fans of the yearly list know, the best part is reading what whomever is honoring each person had to say. Of the above big names, there were quite a few noteworthy entries. Allow us to highlight some of the best!

Amy Poehler on Chris Pratt: “[Chris] is a real man in a sea of ciphers, a good father and friend, and one naturally funny dude. Pratt may spend the next few years riding horses or chasing comets, but he can land a joke with a natural ease that most people spend a lifetime trying to achieve.”

Mindy Kaling on Reese Witherspoon: “The reason Reese is on this list is that she is no longer just a talented and famous actress. She is an icon.”

Martha Stewart on Kim Kardashian: “Kim comes across as an enviable big sister in a clan where everyone seems to love one another. Are they indeed today’s Brady Bunch? Where does Kim go from here? There seem to be very few barriers to further explosive success.”

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson on Emma Watson: Emma Watson’s alter ego Hermione Granger would doubtless approve of her HeForShe campaign and its gutsy, smart take on feminism.

Founder and CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Elon Musk on Kanye West: Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity… got him to where he is today.

You can view the entire 100 people to make TIME‘s list here. What do you think? Was there someone you’d like to see who didn’t make the cut?

— Casey Mink