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Emma Watson has taken the number one spot on the AskMen Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015 list, the online publication announced Thursday.
UFC champion and actress Ronda Rousey came in just behind Watson. Rousey most recently defended her title belt in just fourteen seconds against Cat Zingano. She also appeared in “Expendables 3” and will play herself in the upcoming “Entourage” movie.
Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who recently married George Clooney, made the top 10. The new Mrs. Clooney has an extensive career in law and diplomatic work, including taking part in a three-person UN commission that investigated rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip.
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Laverne Cox made the top 20, rounding out an already impressive year for the actress. In addition to her role on the Emmy-winning Netflix show “Orange is the New Black,” Cox became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine in June 2014. She also has a new series, “Doubt,” in the works at CBS.
Panelists from Business Insider, Huffington Post Lifestyle, PCMag, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo! Celebrity helped the AskMen editorial team compile the original list of 200 nominees.
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“This year’s list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking,” said AskMen publisher James Bassil. “We wanted to steer away from ‘hot’ lists and highlight women who have demonstrated a sheer influence in their industry.
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Katherine Heigl -- Charleston Tucker, "State of Affairs"
Julianna Margulies -- Alicia Florrick, "The Good Wife"
Viola Davis -- Annalise Keating, "How To Get Away With Murder"
Gina Rodriguez -- Jane Villanueva, "Jane the Virgin"
Edie Falco -- Jackie Peyton, "Nurse Jackie"
Patricia Arquette -- Avery Ryan, "CSI: Cyber"
Anna Faris and Allison Janney -- Bonnie and Christy Plunkett, "Mom"
Emilia Clarke -- Daenerys Targaryen, "Game of Thrones"
Jane Fonda -- Leona Lansing, "The Newsroom"
Jessica Lange -- Elsa Mars, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Robin Wright -- Claire Underwood, "House of Cards"
Maggie Smith -- Violet Crawley, "Downton Abbey"
Lizzy Caplan -- Virginia Johnson, "Masters of Sex"
Mindy Kaling -- Mindy Lahiri, "The Mindy Project"
Mariska Hargitay -- Olivia Benson, "Law and Order: SVU"
Debra Messing -- Laura Diamond, "The Mysteries of Laura"
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