The 2017 Fandom 250 includes the fans of 29 celebrity nominations, including actors, directors, writers, producers and an author.
For the second year, FanSided is ranking the top 250 Fandoms in the year. Fandoms often times are associated with sports teams, athletes, musicians, or television shows. But fandoms extend beyond that to celebrities from a variety of positions in the world of entertainment.
This category is dedicated to the celebrities with the biggest fandoms in the word and 29 cracked the 250, that’s over 10 percent of the whole list.
On the list are actors, comedians, directors, writers, TV show hosts, families and general renaissance people who are so diversified they could qualify for numerous categories, transcending other niche categories.
Here are the 29 best celebrity fandoms — unranked and in alphabetical order — you can expect to see on the Fandom 250 this year:
- Ava Duvernay
- Aziz Ansari
- Chris Evans, Pine, Pratt, Hemsworth
- Chrissy Teigen
- Christopher Nolan
- Donald Glover
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Ellen Degeneres
- Emma Watson
- Gal Gadot
- James Corden
- Jason Momoa
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Jimmy Fallon
- John Oliver
- Jordan Peele
- Joss Whedon
- Leo DiCaprio
- Lin Manuel Miranda
- Mahershala Ali
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Ryan Gosling
- Samantha Bee
- Scarlet Johansson
- Shonda Rhimes
- Stephen Colbert
- Stephen King
Check back in December to see where each star’s fandom ranks.
As we put together our rankings, we want to hear from you. Who do you think has the best fans in this category? Let us hear from you on social media. Use the #Fandom250 hashtag, submit your photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram and @FanSided and tell us why your fanbase is the best.
Also, take part in our Reader Vote and let our editors know why your fan base is the best in the comments below!
What is the FanSided Fandom 250?
The Fandom 250 is the ultimate ranking of fandoms. From sports teams and movie franchises to Instagram celebrities and brands, if something has an avid, sometimes rabid, fanbase, FanSided wants to honor those fans and — in the spirit of healthy competition — rank ‘em.
The Fandom 250 is divided into 16 categories: NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, Soccer, NCAA, Sports Figures, Celebrities, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Comics, Gaming, Brands, Internet Famous and Other. All 250 qualifying fandoms will be ranked both within their categories and against the field, so fans can see how the object of their devotion stacks up against its peers and in the fan landscape at large.
Qualifying fandoms will be announced by category every Tuesday through early December, with the official ranking — and the big reveal of No. 1 fandom — announced on Dec. 12.