As we count down the final hours of 2011 and look forward to (perhaps drunkenly!) turning the calendar to 2012, the general consensus amongst resolution makers is the same as always: have a better next year.
For some people in Hollywood, however, keeping things exactly the same sounds like a pretty good option, too.
In a town of winners and losers, these stars came out on top in 2011, with big hits, big headlines and big smiles. From breakout stars with a career’s worth of film credits in one year to spotlight grabbers with the smarts to keep interviewers wanting more, the following celebs had some of the best years in the business.
Twitter, the most popular tool for firing quick utterances across the globe, has buckled under. Our guess: It’s strained by too many international “Happy New Year!” tweets. But in its failing, Twitter did leave us something: New “down for maintenance” art.
It’s hard for many of us to sum up the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. There are so many resolutions to be made and forgotten, so many unresolved feelings about the recent past and so many hopes for how to turn everything around in the future, we’re often left tongue-tied. So it often takes people with more wit and mirth than ourselves to put it all into perspective.
That’s why every year we gather some of our favorite New Year’s quotes by comedians and humorists to say the things we wish we could say. Check out these 11 quotes below and vote for your favorite.