Welp, 2016 came outta nowhere. But before we kiss 2015 goodbye, we’d like to take a quick pause to celebrate the celeb ladies who absolutely crushed it this year.

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

She hit 4 million Instagram followers, scored a sweet cookbook deal, got pregnant and was serenaded by hot hubby John Legend for her 30th birthday (at a basement comedy club, no less).

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ADELE

Not only is her new album, 25, close to outselling Tay-Tay’s 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack; she absolutely owned her spots on SNL and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (If you haven’t seen the classroom instruments version of “Hello,” watch it now.)

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TARAJI P. HENSON

Two words: Cookie Lyon.

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AMY SCHUMER

First, there’s Trainwreck. Second, there’s that Emmy for her Comedy Central sketch-show. Third, uh, a seven-figure book deal. Fourth, a game-changing Pirelli calendar portrait. Fifth, a rumored screenplay in the works with Jennifer Lawrence. Sixth? The year's not over yet.

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE

The Dior spokeswoman penned an essay about equal pay for women for Lena Dunham (and convinced pal Bradley Cooper to stand up for the cause), then spent the year proving said worth as Katniss in the final installment of The Hunger Games and as the founder of the Miracle Mop in Joy (which, shocking to no one, is garnering major Oscar buzz).

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AMAL CLOONEY

She celebrated one year married to George, adopted a ridiculously cute puppy and got a sweet teaching gig at Columbia Law School, where she’s mentoring the next generation of human-rights advocates.

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JENNIFER ANISTON

The former Friends star finally got hers this year. She scored a Golden Globe nomination (her first in more than ten years…and first for a film), and then pulled off a super-secret wedding to Justin Theroux and inadvertently created a buzzy new honeymoon trend.

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MINDY KALING

She rescued The Mindy Project from its FOX cancellation by securing it with Hulu. She then inked a deal with Random House to write a book with her on-again, off-again boyfriend B.J. Novak for a cool $7.5 million. Oh yeah, and her second book of personal essays was an instant best seller in September.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

She nabbed an Oscar nod for Wild and launched Draper James, a surprisingly robust fashion and lifestyle brand--even opening a stand-alone shop in her hometown of Nashville.

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MISTY COPELAND

All hail the American Ballet Theater’s first black female principal dancer. (For a quick refresher on how insanely talented she is, just re-watch the Under Armour commercial where Misty wills what she wants.)

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AMY POEHLER AND TINA FEY

They began the year as co-hosts…and they’re ending the year as co-hosts. From the Golden Globes to SNL, these two are the definition of #squadgoals. Movie date for Sisters on December 18?

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KATE MIDDLETON

Um, she delivered a second bundle of cuteness. And still manages to keep royal life totally real.

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ELIZABETH BANKS

No, she’s not just the dreamboat in high-rise jeans from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Or Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. Or one of the funniest hosts of SNL this year. She also stepped into the director’s chair to bring us Pitch Perfect 2.

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LUPITA NYONG’O

Proving she’s no one-hit wonder, the Yale grad followed up her Oscar win with the announcement that she’ll be the voice of a CGI space pirate in the new Star Wars film. So, yeah…

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