AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2017

December 19, 2019 GMT

For the first time, The Associated Press is spotlighting key entertainers who had that breakthrough moment in 2017. The Breakthrough Entertainers includes relative newcomers, such as actors Beanie Feldstein, Millicent Simmonds, Daniel Kayuula,  Brooklynn Prince and singer-songwriter SZA. But it also includes established names  _ director Patty Jenkins, actress Bianca Lawson and actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani _ who had a transformative year that took them to another level.

All had indelible moments in entertainment  _ making them AP’s Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year.