Well, another year is behind us, and before we go to cook Olivier and herring under a fur coat, we want to summarize its final results. Throughout December, we recalled the most notorious events of the outgoing year: scandals, weddings, divorces, talked about celebrities who now and then got on the pages of the tabloids, we also laughed at memes and marveled at bold beauty experiments. Now it’s time to tell what it all led to and what choice you, our beloved readers, have made. “Gossip”!
Coronavirus and politics
It just so happened that one of the main topics of this year was coronavirus and politics. With the first, everything is clear: he literally turned the life of every person on the planet upside down. World political life this year was also very stormy: elections, arrests, mass protests, military conflicts – all this often reminded of a Hollywood blockbuster. Therefore, of course, we could not get around these topics.
Word of the year – coronavirus and COVID-19
The most talked about woman in politics – Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
Flash mob of the year – challenge “Insulation”
Fashion and beauty
No matter how insidious COVID-19 tried to interfere in the fashion and beauty industry, he did not break them. New brands appeared on the market, glossy magazines continued their work, adapting to new conditions, and celebrities even sometimes appeared (and not only online!). But what is especially interesting is that Meghan Markle, despite leaving “after” the main member of the royal family, continues to compete with Kate Middleton. In voting for the most memorable appearance of the royal person, she made the wife of Prince William notable competition.
New beauty brands on the Russian market – Fenty Beauty (the Art & Fact brand is behind by a few votes)
The brightest star outlet in a vintage dress – Jennifer Aniston in Dior
Most memorable royal appearance – Kate Middleton (Meghan Markle is 60 votes behind)
Most Iconic Fashion Cover of the Year – British Grazia with paramedics
The most spectacular beauty makeover – Princess Charlene of Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Films and series
All because of the same coronavirus, the film industry has noticeably sagged this year – the shooting of many films has been suspended or postponed indefinitely (as they say, until better times). But then TV series came to the aid of moviegoers, which became a real salvation for many during self-isolation. As for foreign shows, then everything was done without surprises: the undisputed leader was “Queen’s move” with Anya Taylor-Joy – it’s no coincidence that the series has become the most successful in Netflix history. Well, among the Russians, everything was not so simple: they fought for the championship “Cheeky” and “Epidemic”, but our readers gave the palm to the last one.
Best Foreign TV Series – “Queen’s move”
Best Russian TV Series – “Epidemic”
Best Foreign Film – “Gentlemen”
Best Russian Film – “HIV in Russia”
Anya Taylor-Joy in the series “Queen’s move”
Scandals and divorces
This year for many star families turned out to be a real test of strength. And, alas, not all of them went through: there were some incredible number of stellar divorces, scandals and quarrels over these 12 months. But it is curious that our readers recognized the incessant showdown of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, who have not lived under one roof for a long time, as the loudest family drama. And although Dzhigan and Oksana Samoilova tried to compete with them, to bypass the Hollywood couple in this “competition” they failed.
Loudest family drama – Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
The loudest divorce among Russian stars – Pavel Priluchny and Agatha Muceniece
Loudest divorce among Western stars – Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Agata Muceniece and Pavel Priluchny
Weddings and engagement
If it weren’t for the coronavirus, this year we would have seen a lot more stellar weddings, because many couples who were supposed to get married have postponed their celebrations. However, not all lovers strived for luxury and pomp and therefore adjusted to new realities, changing the scripts and plans of their weddings. So Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi arranged a modest ceremony, limited to a quiet family celebration. As for wedding dresses, our readers awarded Dasha Zhukova an unambiguous victory – judging by the results of the vote, the competitors had practically no chance of catching up with her.
Loudest wedding among royalty – Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi
Most talked about celebrity wedding / engagement – Enzo Zidane and Karen Gonsalves
The most talked about wedding of Western stars – Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
The most talked about wedding of Russian stars – Dasha Zhukova and Stavros Niarhos
Best Wedding Dress of the Year – Dasha Zhukova
Dasha Zhukova and Stavros Niarchos