2005 AFTI Media Boy Poll Celebrating 10 Years of the Media Boy Poll


Thanks to fans in AFTI and around the Internet for making our 10th annual Media Boy Poll a success. This year 90 ballots were included in the voting. Congratulations to all the winners.

We saw a lot of new faces this year, especially from the late-year movie "The Chronicles of Narnia" and the hugely successful London stage production of "Billy Elliot". Together these productions gave us 5 new names in our top 18 (which included a 5 way tie for 18th place). William Mosely and Skandar Keynes were honored as stars of "Narnia", and 3 different "Billy Elliot" stars - all playing the same title role - Liam Mower, George Maguire, and Leon Cooke. Other big debuts went to Taylor Lautner from "Sharkboy & Lava Girl" and "Cheaper By The Dozen 2", and TV's breakout star, Tyler James Williams from "Everybody Hates Chris".

But with all those new names, every one of the poll's top 10 is a repeat performer.


Danie Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter's namesake has hit the top of the box office charts and the top 10 of the AFTI poll with every film release, and 2005 continued Daniel Radcliffe's success streak. As the stunning box office approaches $300 million - again, Daniel is stepping out of character for a new movie, "December Boys", filming in Australia.


Erik Per Sullivan

Erik Per Sullivan

Another year, another top 10 victory for Erik Per Sullivan, who scored one rank higher this year than in 2004. Obviously AFTI fans kept following Malcolm - and younger brother Dewey - around the Fox TV schedule, and kept laughing as Erik helped put the finishing touches on one of our favorite sitcoms of the decade.


Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

The rowdier Sprouse twin joins his brother for their best-yet top-10 scores, but with an AFTI voting history dating back to our second poll. In his second appearance, Dylan Sprouse reached number 9 in 1999. Now living comfortably in Disney Channel's Suite Life, Dylan has achieved his best year yet.


Jimmy Bennett

Jimmy Bennett

Jimmy Bennett, at age 9, is the youngest entry in this year's top 10, but he's earned his way into the poll with one of the longest acting resumes of our winners. Jimmy picked up voting support from around the world. A young star, working in a big screen thriller with Bruce Willis? It's been done - again.


Carter Jenkins

Carter Jenkins

The biggest leap into the top 10 this year went to Carter Jenkins. Last year he ranked in the 70's when a few voters noticed his promising TV guest roles. This year, he really stood out from the crowd in "The Bad News Bears", then Surfaced in a big way as a prime-time star.


Logan Lerman

Logan Lerman

AFTI voters have long memories. Although "Jack and Bobby" made an early exit from our TV schedules, Logan Lerman made an impression that lasted all year to reach his 3rd straight top-10 finish. We miss seeing "Bobby" every week on TV, but Logan will be back to star in a spring movie, "Hoot".


Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis showed his dramatic abilities to finish off "ER" this spring, then settled into his sitcom family with Rodney's second season. His fans were happy to see him in several memorable spotlight episodes, and we hope he'll get big-screen success with "Lucky Number Slevin" in the spring.


Shane Haboucha

Shane Haboucha

The crown of America's Favorite Guest Star can be officially passed to Shane Haboucha. His appearances in "Everwood", "CSI", "Without A Trace", and "ER" won over TV's biggest audiences, and his edgy performances were year-long AFTI highlights. We're looking forward to 'Desperation' in May '06.


Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

How many AFTI favorites in 2005 also showed up in the 1997 poll? The answer is: two. Now, 8 polls later, Cole and Dylan Sprouse have reached their teens and their life is Suite indeed. Our voters had a slight preference for Cole's quieter personality, but these twins are together as finishers in the top 10.


Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore

Last year's scene-stealer became this year's undisputed champion, as Freddie Highmore celebrated success with the Chocolate Factory, and charmed viewers on the interview circuit as well. Freddie took on a beloved classic movie and won fans both young and old. Congratulations to the very first #1 winner in AFTI history from outside the US!

Freddie Highmore First Place Award


2005 AFTI Media Boy Poll Top 10


Here's the vote count.  First you'll see this year's rank, then last year's rank, the point total, and the star.  "New" means the performer  was not on last year's or 2003's ballot (although he may have been listed in previous years), and Re-entry either means the performer was on the ballot but received no votes last year, or was not on last year's ballot but was on 2003's ballot.

Complete Results

This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
1687Freddie Highmore
21648Cole Sprouse
3747Oliver Davis
32847Shane Haboucha
5146Logan Lerman
67244Carter Jenkins
73737Jimmy Bennett
82134Dylan Sprouse
91032Erik Per Sullivan
10831Daniel Radcliffe
11New30William Moseley
12New28Liam Mower
1316827Cayden Boyd
132427Devon Werkheiser
15525Jesse McCartney
16New23George Maguire
17321Jeremy Sumpter
18New20Leon Cooke
18New20Skandar Keynes
18New20Taylor Lautner
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
18New20Tyler James Williams
188020Yagira Yuuya
23New19Chase Ellison
23Re-entry19Reiley McClendon
25New16James Lomas
251316Thomas Sangster
27New14Adam Butcher
279814David Dorfman
273014Frankie Ryan Manriquez
272414Connor Paolo
3112013Michael Cera
3116813Dean Collins
33New12Alex Etel
342811Luis Armand Garcia
348011Jordan Garrett
365110Seth Adkins
367210Michael Angarano
36New10Asher Book
362110Ryan Cooley
3613910Angus T. Jones
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
41809Spencer Achtymichuk
41Re-entry9Harry Eden
41Re-entry9Alexander Gould
41New9Yuto Nakajima
41Re-entry9Ryan Sheckler
46808Max Thieriot
4648Jake Thomas
48Re-entry7Jonah Bobo
48247Jamie Johnston
48New7Bill Kaulitz
48New7Forrest Landis
48New7Jack McElhone
48Re-entry7Max Pirkis
48727Michael Welch
55New6Sean Flynn Amir
55206Aaron Carter
55726Rory Culkin
55166Rupert Grint
551686Josh Hutcherson
55346Scotty Leavenworth
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
55Re-entry6Jasper Oldenhof
55New6Dylan Patton
63Re-entry5Luke Benward
63New5Sean Berdy
63Re-entry5Taylor Boggan
6395Cameron Bright
63Re-entry5Brady Corbet
63New5Alex Pettyfer
63585Tyler Garcia Posey
63245Jacob Smith
631685Kota Yabu
72984Andrew James Allen
72304John Patrick Amedori
72New4Dennis Bendersky
72Re-entry4Kanata Hongo
72New4Bailey Hughes
72Re-entry4Tyler Patrick Jones
72584Kyle Orlando Massey
72New4Christopher Massey
72New4Joseph McManners
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
72New4Joey Phillips
72984Mark Rendall
72654Darian Weiss
72New4Sasha Yakin
85New3Daiki Arioka
85983Alex Black
85New3Drew Carr
851203Thomas Dekker
85Re-entry3Timmy Deters
85723Tom Felton
85New3Josh Flitter
851393David Henrie
85New3Malcolm David Kelley
85New3Owen Kline
85Re-entry3Hayden McFarland
85New3John Joseph McNeill
85433Ryan Pinkston
85New3K'Sun Ray
85Re-entry3Michael Seater
85New3Michael Silverman
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
85New3Travis Yates
85363Anton Yelchin
103New2Raban Bieling
103New2Paul Butcher
1031392Harrison Chad
103Re-entry2Barney Clark
103132Zac Efron
103652Griffin Frazen
103New2Dominic Janes
103New2Brad Kavanagh
103Re-entry2Chris J. Kelly
103New2Vincent Martella
103Re-entry2Hunter Parrish
103122Martin Spanjers
115721Nick Benson
115Re-entry1Jeremy Bergman
115New1Daryl Brunt
115Re-entry1Andrew Chalmers
115Re-entry1Dyllan Christopher
115New1Hunter Clary
This Year's RankLast Year's RankNumber of PointsPerformer
115New1Alexander Conti
115581Bobby Edner
1151391Stephan Enquist
1151201Tyler Hoechlin
115Re-entry1Michael Alan Johnson
115New1Jett Lucas
115New1Niels Meukens
115New1Jimi Ochsenknecht
115New1Carlos Padilla
115451Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak
115Re-entry1Kevin Schmidt
115New1Zack Shada
115New1Boo Boo Stewart
115New1James Willson


Thanks to everyone who voted, and to those who participated in this year's AFTI Media Boy Poll Committee: Duncan, Chris, Mark, Max, and Mediajock.

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