2022 introduced the drama, from a cringe-worthy trial to mega-star breakups, to not point out a year full of new music and Academy Award nominations. Here’s a recap of the year in entertainment.
“Top Gun: Maverick” felt the want for velocity and broke data at the field office. During opening weekend, the film earned $126 million, later incomes $1 billion worldwide.
After 13 years, “Avatar” returned for its sequel movie, with director James Cameron bringing audiences back for an epic journey to the world of Pandora, in “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” held the primary spot 5 weeks in a row and delivered a strong tribute to late star Chadwick Boseman.
Awards season ended in a slap to the face for Chris Rock. At the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith hit the comic on stage after making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will later gained Best Actor for his function in “King Richard” and later resigned from the Academy. He was additionally banned from attending occasions for 10 years.
The film “CODA” made Oscars historical past in the Best Picture class for being the first movie with a predominantly deaf cast to take the title, and actor Troy Kotsur being the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar.
The high-profile trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, lasted six lengthy weeks, with a jury ruling in favor of Johnny in the $50 million libel lawsuit. At its heart was the 2018 Washington Post op-ed and accusations of assault on each side.
Johnny was awarded $10 million in damages, and the jury discovered favor in one among Amber’s counterclaims, awarding her $2 million.
The year noticed new music from Taylor Swift, along with her album “Midnight.” The tunes from her tenth album made her the first artist in historical past to have all high 10 spots on the Billboard scorching 100 at the similar time.
Ticketmaster rapidly turned the antihero with Swifties, as followers who tried to get presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour noticed the website crashing, together with the cancellation of the normal sale.
Later, Ticketmaster provided verified fan presale individuals one other shot at catching Tay’s live performance, at the request of Taylor’s workforce.
Beyoncé additionally dropped some new tunes along with her album “Renaissance.” The album rapidly earned the high of the all-genre Billboard 200.
Queen Bey goes into the 2023 Grammys as the high nominee with 9 noms.
The year noticed loads of breakups and make-ups amongst the Hollywood elite.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen referred to as it quits after 13 years of marriage, whereas the world noticed energy couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez — aww, nonetheless so cute — reunite and tie the knot.
2022 noticed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finalize their divorce settlement.
Kanye’s identify was in the headlines all through the year for his antisemitic remarks, incomes him a suspension from Instagram and Twitter, and types like Adidas dropped him prefer it’s scorching.
He was allowed back on Twitter … earlier than violating Twitter’s guidelines with one other antisemitic publish and for inciting violence.
Happy New Year!
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