Actors Zach Braff, Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy have been named among the top 12 innovators of the year (13).

Editors at film industry blog TheWrap.com have released their inaugural list of Innovators Who Are Changing Hollywood with their unique talent and ideas, and the former Scrubs star was selected for popularising crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com, which he used to raise $3.1 million (£2 million) for a sequel to his indie film Garden State.

Meanwhile, Girls creator Dunham was chosen for paving the way for other female writers to find success thanks to her award-wining hit Tv comedy, and Bridesmaids funnywoman MCCarthy, whose role in Identity Thief was originally meant for a man, was honoured for shaking up gender stereotypes.