The dim-bulbed mama's boy who stumbles through life searching for love and hope has captured something else.

Entertainment Weekly magazine named Tom Hanks entertainer of the year."It's an embarrassment of riches," Hanks said in the magazine's Dec. 30 issue, recalling a year that included an Oscar for his role in "Philadelphia" and widespread acclaim for "Forrest Gump."

"I mean, you can't plan on this, and you can't desire it too much. You can only sort of let it wash over you and say, `Man, oh man! How'd that happen? Who was that guy?' "