As 2017 winds down, we can’t help but think of the celebrities who defied this dumpster fire of a year to shine brightly, give mightily, bring us hope, and make us love them all the more. To celebrate Hanukkah, here are the eight celebs (or groups of celebs) who lit up this year, giving us hope for a bigger and better 2018!
2017 was definitely Haddish’s year. She won the summer in her breakout role as Dina in Girls Trip, which was nearly overshadowed by her hilarious press tour. (This interview she did with us is a perfect example.) Then she made history by being the first black female standup comedian to host Saturday Night Live, during which she debuted the immediately iconic character Boo Boo Jeffries. As if that wasn’t enough, she just released her new book, The Last Black Unicorn. We can’t wait to see how she tops it all in 2018.