Finally, we have reached the pinnacle end to the traumatic disgrace of a year that is 2016. Honestly, personally and publicly this year has been an absolute suck fest, but I did feel better knowing I was not alone in this. Alas, my yearly round-up is here to summarize a few pop culture tidbits. I have done extensive research and put tons of thought into my choices (this is a lie but you will deal)
Song Of The Year: I usually can never choose just one, so here are two songs that were probably overplayed on the radio and still linger in your head:
Closer- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
Black Beatles- Rae Sremmurd ft.Gucci Mane (THAT GIRL IS A REAL ROUND PIZZA)
Best Movie: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Call me unjust and biased and I will merely shrug it off, because this movie is the true shining gem of 2016. It captivated audiences and while feeling familiar was breathtakingly new. Newt charmed us with awkwardness and wit, the niffler stole our hearts, Credence demanded our hugs and JK Rowling went to the bank with our money. If you’re sceptical about this one, just give it a try and I hope you won’t be disappointed.
Worst Movie: Sausage Party
Great concept I am sure, but traumatic and distasteful nevertheless.
Best Animation: Zootopia
This movie wins hands down for me, it managed to capture delightful puns, important social messages, adorable animals and catchy tunes. It is truly the perfect formula for a winning animation for all ages to enjoy.
Actor Of The Year: Rami Malek
Usually, I choose an up and coming movie star , but this year I will hand it to T.V. The now Emmy winner (FIRST PoC WINNER FOR BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA IN 18 YEARS(as long as I have been alive)) first made me swoon years ago in Night At The Museum , then surprised and perplexed me as Elliot Alderson and will soon gain ultimate stardom by portraying iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (so damn glad the role went to a PoC). Rami is talented and successful a true trailblazer to keep an eye out on.
Actress Of The Year: Margot Robbie
As much as I hate to admit it, the screen siren stole the screen this year most notably with her perfectly demented portrayal of Harley Quinn. This Hollywood “It girl” is more than here to stay.
Scandal: Kim Kardashian/ Taylor Swift video feud
I do not have the time to rehash this whole entire mess and honestly I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.
Viral Sensation: Mannequin Challenge
CAN THIS STOP ALREADY, I AM TIRED. YOU HEARD ME, STAND STILL AND JUST DONT MOVE EVER OKAY LIKE EVER. STOP.
Joke Of The Year: Donald Trump being elected President Of The “Free World”
Oh, how I wish this was a real joke but as seen, clowns are running around ruining lives and this is no exception. My mind hasn’t fully grasped the concept of American idiocy. This is quite possibly the most 2016 thing to ever happen, only time will tell what the ominous future holds.
GREAT LOSSES: WHO WASN’T TAKEN FROM US THIS YEAR???
Alright, I give up I am going to gloss up my lips with my non-existent Kylie Lip Kit, throw some shade, take some L’s , dab away the sadness and try to pick up the shard remnants of my life in 2016. I hope it treated you better than it did the world.