To say the past six months have been somewhat kooky might be something of an understatement. Politically and culturally there has simply been a lot to make you scratch your head over. And, sadly, Hollywood can relate. Audiences have turned away from a number of sequels many thought would be big hits and the long line of comedy bombs so far this year is almost unexplainable (some were even funny!). It’s such a strange year that only one of the 10 actors we suggested as potential breakouts in January has done so, Birth of a Nation star and director Nate Parker. Two more have time to make their mark before Dec. 31 – Riz Ahmed and Scott Eastwood – but new intel has allowed us to suggest a crop of new contenders that should make enough noise over the next six months to find themselves pretty damn close to the A-list.