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Emma D’Arcy Becomes IMDb’s No.1 Breakout Star of 2022

When it comes to celebrities, TV shows, or movies, there is a one-stop solution to all your queries, IMDb.com. The website receives over 200 million visitors each month, which is a testament to how much people trust the website. Recently, it came out with the Breakout Stars of the Year, with Emma D’Arcy topping the list!

The stars are ranked after multiple factors are taken into account. While mainstream lists include factors like authentic movie critic reviews, box-office ranking, statistical trajectories and more, IMDB relies mainly on the IMDbPro STARmeter rankings for curating its Top 10 lists.

The STARmeter rankings are based on the views that each person receives out of the 200 million monthly visitors. Let us take a look at this year’s Top Breakout Artists.

IMDb Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2022

  1. Emma D’Arcy
  2. Milly Alcock
  3. Joseph Quinn
  4. Austin Butler
  5. Zoë Kravitz
  6. Jamie Campbell Bower
  7. Simone Ashley
  8. Alan Ritchson
  9. Tatiana Maslany
  10. Jessica Darrow

The website mentioned that “Among the group of stars who charted on the IMDb annual Top 100 list for the first time in their careers in 2022, these 10 stars consistently ranked highest on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart throughout the year.”

Emma D’Arcy bagged the award for the Breakout Artist of the Year 2022. This was for her performance as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen in the House of the Dragons. The show is one of the top-ranked shows of the year. It is the prequel to Game of Thrones, one of the most shows of this decade.

D’Arcy’s name has appeared on multiple lists this year. She spent three weeks at the number 1 spot on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart. On top of that, she spent an additional 8 weeks on the Top 10 charts.

D’Arcy’s Exclusive Interview

IMDB got an exclusive interview with D’Arcy, she said she felt “so grateful to the fans of House of the Dragon for welcoming me and the rest of the cast into what is their universe.”

Expressing her gratitude, she added “I have been amazed and very humbled by the love with which us Westerosi newcomers have been met! I have never before had the privilege of sharing a loved character with a fanbase—it felt like borrowing a treasured possession from a friend. I am so grateful to have been trusted with it.”

More About D’Arcy

D’Arcy, who is 30 years old now, has not been in the mainstream media for long. She recalled that her appearance in Wanderlust was her “first proper experience of acting on camera.”

She added “I had never been inside a studio before, I had never seen a call sheet before! I couldn’t believe the snacks were free!? I remember trying to ration my questions in an effort to mask my inexperience. I was very lucky on that show—the whole team was kind, caring, and patient. They looked after me beautifully.”

It turned out to be a great transition from the world of theatre to TV. Emma D’Arcy also grabbed the number 2 spot on the Top Stars of 2022, Ana de Armas wore the throne at the number 1 spot.


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