Some say it was the worst year ever after losing so many celebrities and hearing the sad news all around the world, others say it was a great year. Well, one thing is for sure that we left another year behind, and welcomed 2017 with the greatest hopes! We stay positive, and here are 10 most memorable moments of 2016:
1. The Oscar goes to DiCaprio.
And the Oscar goes toooo… finally to our beloved DiCaprio! On the night of the 88th Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar with his amazing acting in “The Revenant” (2015). DiCaprio is a great actor who first and truly won our hearts by playing Jim Carroll in “The Basketball Diaries” (1995). He continued with the great movies such as “Romeo and Juliet” (1996) and “The Beach” (2000), but playing Jack Dawson in “Titanic” (1997) was the peak of his career, as a role in an unforgettable movie.
2. Beyonce’s Lemonade.
Beyonce’s 6th album “Lemonade” created a huge buzz as a trending topic online and in the news right after its release. One of the most important aspects of “Lemonade” is that it has amazing visual effects. Beyonce highlighted that “Lemonade” is highly personal, but also related to the other people a lot based on the portrayal of the issues of African Americans and women.
3. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Especially, the 90s kids know, Harry Potter was one of the most important figures of our imagination, both with the books and the movies back then. Well, 2016 came with the great news for Harry Potter fans – a new book! Harry Potter has never lost its magic after several years as we can see from the new book of the series; “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child“. After the release of the new book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, the play premiered on 30 July 2016. 19 years later, we now witness the adulthood of Harry Potter with new mysteries and magic!
4. Simone Biles with 5 Medals.
Another groundbreaking moment of 2016 happened at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 19-year-old tumbling star Simone Biles, the American gymnast, won four gold medals and one bronze medal, a big WOW for that!
5. Big Victory of Chicago Cubs.
The American professional baseball league witnessed a long-awaited championship – Chicago Cubs won a World Series Championship 108 years later! Congrats Cubs!
6. Lupita Nyong’o and her hair.
We continue the memorable moments of 2016 with fashion. Lupita Nyong’o, Kenyan-Mexican actress, appeared on the red carpet of Met Gala with her “memorable” hair style. Later on, Nyong’o mentioned that she was inspired by “sculptural hairdos from around the continent,” and also the legendary musician Nina Simone. Nyong’o’s hair style became a trending topic online in a few minutes after her attendance to the event.
7. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
It’s time to talk a bit about TV series! Gilmore Girls, a popular American comedy-drama television series, came with a web-series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” which is a sequel to the main series. Gilmore Girls fans got crazy and made “Gilmore Girls” top trending topic on Twitter.
8. Lexa’s death in The 100.
Another memorable TV moment happened on March 2016. A very popular character of the American TV series “The 100“, Commander Lexa, died during the third season. Fans outraged and created thousands of online material to protest the death of Lexa. They even started a petition to demand lexa’s return from the director with “Bring Lexa Back to The 100“. Lexa stayed on top trending topic list for many weeks.
9. Carpool Karaoke.
This year, we enjoyed watching James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. Corden and his musical guests are enjoying the ride in Los Angeles. Corden sings along with his guests and drives around while chatting with them.
10. Mannequin challenge.
Challenges never end! The most popular and memorable challenge of 2016 was “Mannequin Challenge” all around the world. Also, some celebrities tried the challenge such as Adele, Destiny’s Child, Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears.
The year 2016 is spent with these memorable moments and many more. And what about you? We’re sure that you have lovely memories of 2016 with your loved ones that you never want to forget in 2017. You can now turn them into beautiful photo books with just 1 click. And yes, keeping the great memories safe is 1 click away! With PastBook you can relive your 2016 with a special keepsake of your Facebook and Instagram memories, and you can also pick another year of your choice!