When CelebrityBabyScoop hosted its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, over 20,000 votes came pouring in for ten favorite celebrity dads. From Hugh Jackman‘s school runs with his two kids, to doting daddy David Beckham, to Ben Affleck‘s trips to the farmers market with his family-of-five -- let’s look at our favorite high-profile papas!

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Hugh Jackman

Year after year, Wolverine hunk Hugh Jackman tops our list as favorite celebrity dad. Not only does he regularly gush about his wife of 16 years, Deborra Lee Furness, he is often seen on the school run with son Oscar, 12, and daughter Ava, 7.

From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don't think of them [Oscar and Ava] as adopted. They're our children.

The hands-on dad has opened up about the joys of adoption, stating that Oscar and Ava were destined to join their loving family.

"From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don't think of them [Oscar and Ava] as adopted. They're our children," Hugh said. "Deb and I are believers in... I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn't the way we were meant to have children. Now, as we go through life together, sure there are challenges, but everyone's in the right place with the right people. It sounds airy-fairy, but it's something we feel very deeply."

David Beckham

Soccer stud David Beckham melts our hearts when he talks about his family of six! It's no wonder he's our second favorite celebrity dad. The football hunk and his wife of 13 years, Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, are parents to four kids: sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7 and daughter Harper, 1.

There's no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it's just different.

The father of four has said another child would be amazing and is often heard gushing about his big brood.

"She's so beautiful," David recently said about his baby girl. "There's no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it's just different," says David, who is also dad to boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. "When they [boys] are kids you can roll them around and they fall to the sides and they pick themselves up and they're fine. Whereas Harper, now, she hits herself just slightly and she cries… I still think 'Oh God, I can't believe this, I've got a girl.' And to see the boys with her it's incredible. When they walk into the room, her little face lights up."

Ben Affleck

Good Will Hunting star Ben Affleck and wife, Alias alum Jennifer Garner, welcomed their third child, son Samuel, on Feb. 27. The high-profile couple are also parents to daughters: Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.

I wanted to do something that was important to me in other ways and would serve as an example to my kids.

In a touching Mother's Day tribute recently posted on Facebook, Ben gushed about his "amazing wife Jennifer who is an incredible, spectacular, world-class mom!"

It's no wonder we love him so much! The father of three founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010 and recently got back from his eighth trip to the war-torn region, saying his kids inspire him to make a positive difference in the world.

"I got to a point in my life where I felt like I had been very fortunate," Ben said. "And I wanted to do something more with my life than just make movies and try to make money. I wanted to do something that was important to me in other ways and would serve as an example to my kids."

Orlando Bloom

Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom and wife, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, welcomed their first child, son Flynn, in January 2011. The Lord of the Rings star quickly became one of our favorite new dads in Tinseltown!

"He's a great kid. I love it." Orlando said of his beautiful boy. "He's wonderful [and] laughs more than he cries -- we're very lucky."

Brad Pitt

A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are parents to six kids: Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Brad is a family man first and foremost! Although he's been reluctant to walk down the aisle again, after the couple's six kids asked daddy to "get mommy a ring," the actor replied, "That's a great idea."

"We haven't closed the book on it," Brad said of welcoming more kids. "There's a really nice balance in the house right now, but if we see the need and get that lightning bolt that says, 'We can help this person -- we could do something here,' then, absolutely.

And rounding out the top 10 favorite celebrity dads are...

  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Seal
  • Johnny Depp
  • Adam Sandler
  • Gavin Rossdale

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