It was a great year for Hump Day Hotties—wasn’t it?. As 2012 wraps up, we’re taking the next two weeks to reflect on some of our favorite lookers of the past 365 days (give or take), as we prep for the inevitable inundation of 2013 babes. Today’s reveal includes Nos. 10 through 6, but you’ll have to come back next week to check out the final five, including our pick for No. 1!
10. James Wolk
We may have initially given Jimmy some shine thanks to his hysterical turn on “Happy Endings” playing Max’s beau, but we kept tuning in for everything he did this year, including his USA drama “Political Animals” (where he got sexy quite often) and his bad-boy turn in the big screen comedy,”For a Good Time, Call…” Oh, don’t worry, James, we will.
9. Joel Kinnaman
He was always kind of the bad boy on the AMC drama, “The Killing.” And, that’s why we enjoyed tuning into the show. He also proved he can do indie as well, starring in the flick, “Lola Versus.” But 2012 was only a tease to what’s to come from Joel. He’s going to break out huge as the star of “RoboCop.” Arrest us, anytime, guy.
8. Henry Cavill
He’s a bird! He’s a plane! He’s a hottie! We nominated Henry for his turn in the action thriller “Cold Light of Day,” but we really can’t wait to see him wear Superman’s famous spandex and cape in next year’s “Man of Steel.” The just-released trailer has us clamoring for more. And more.
7. Diego Boneta
He can sing, he can dance and he can make us swoon. And, that’s just what he did in this summer’s big-screen adaptation of the musical, “Rock of Ages.” But Diego proved that he can hit many acting notes, also starring on MTV in the comedy “Underemployed.”
6. Dan Stevens
Being hot for your cousin never seemed so sexy as it does on “Downton Abbey.” We kind of can’t blame ice queen Mary for having all the feelings for Cousin Matthew. Heck, we do too. While he attempted a run in movies (remember “Vamps”?), it’s really his part on “Downton” that has us getting all hot and bothered, whether or not we share a genetic pool with him. The show returns in January.
“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, special editions of “RapFix Live” with Ma$e and A$AP Rocky, “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours” with Norman Reedus, “You Oughta Know,” surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways and much much more!