Before this year, Elizabeth Olsen was known as the kid sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley. Not anymore, thanks to Oscar buzz surrounding her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. 2011 is also the year when Hailee Steinfeld really caught our attention, following her own Oscar nomination for True Grit, while Callan McAuliffe has been building quite the Hollywood CV, with The Great Gatsby and Paradise Lost in the pipeline. Rooney Mara’s transformation to play Lisbeth Salandar in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo had everyone talking, while local reality TV unearthed two very different talents: Jack Vidgen and his show-stopping winner of a voice on Australia’s Got Talent, and beauty queen Jesinta Campbell, for her poise, patience and passion for charity on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Yes, the scope for this category is broad, but we still want to know who you think the biggest breakout star of 2011 is.
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