There were live TV slip-ups, a lot of celebrity pregnancies and, as much as we hate to admit, way too much coverage of Donald Trump every, freaking, day. But whether you loved it or absolutely loathed it 2017 was an, ahem, interesting year to say the least.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, we present the moments we could not stop watching (over and over again) this year. Apparently, no one else could either.
1. The BBC interview feat. kids who just want some airtime
Before his BBC interview, Professor Robert Kelly was an unknown face. Then, he appeared on BBC, and suddenly, his face was EVERYWHERE.
When Nine News presenter Amber Sherlock berated colleague Julie Snook for not complying with outfit requests, she didn’t expect the off-air footage to be leaked and be watched millions and millions of times.
“I need Julie to put a jacket on because we’re all in white,” she began. Oh, and it BEGUN.
3. The ‘how on earth did that happen’ Lala land/Moonlight Oscar’s mix-up
The “most dramatic moment in Oscars history” happened at this year’s awards, and we are glad we got to witness it. Well, not actually witness it in the flesh – we wish – but you get what we’re saying.
ANYWAY, long story short, La La Land – which pretty much won every Oscar anyway – was wrongly announced as the winner of Best Picture, when in actual fact Moonlight won. YIKES.
2017 will be defined as the year of the movement #MeToo – the movement where women have bound together to come forward, speak out and support each other about sexual harassment and abuse. New voices are still coming forward to this day, and TIME Magazine even named their ‘Person of the Year’ as the ‘Silence Breakers’.
In the wake of a particularly terrible time in the entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood, there truly is and will continue to be a reckoning. All in all, the message? You are very much not alone.
5. Michelle Obama’s legendary side-eye at Donald Trump’s inauguration
When Michelle Obama woke up to see Donald Trump be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, we don’t think she anticipated her facial expression to become THE story of the day. And that it did.