You can tell it's fan-driven: check out who got number 1.
So I saw this "Empire's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars (as voted by fans)," and instantly I could feel the anxiety and the nausea beginning; and I started to search the male list from the top down, and there I was, thinking, "If Jeremy Renner is not on this, I'm going to be sick and sick to my stomach all night and depressed and I'm going to have to go to bed early, goddammit." And he was number 21 and instantly my evening is joyful.
Yeah, I still got it bad.
(All the Avengers made it on there! Ruffalo too, yay!)